Synonyms for iwuf or Related words with iwuf
Examples of "iwuf"
The International Wushu Federation (
; ) is an international sport organization established on October 3, 1990 in Beijing, China during the 11th Asian summer Games to promote competitive Wushu. Currently, the
has 146 members, across 5 continental federations worldwide. The
is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is also a member of both ARISF and Sport Accord.
has been trying actively to push Wushu to become a demonstration sport or even a formal medal event at the summer Olympic Games since 1992. The current president of
is Mr. Yu Zaiqing of People's Republic of China (2003- ), and its headquarters are located in Lausanne, with an administrative office in Beijing.
The 2003 World Wushu Championships was held from November 3 to 7, 2003 in Macau, China. 59
member federations with 411 athletes participated in the event.
Since 1991, the
has held 13 World Wushu Championships (Chinese: 世界武术锦标赛) and has helped over 100 federations (List of member federations "External") around the globe to organize their own championships and national tournaments (e.g. the European Championships are held by the European Wushu Federation).
The World Junior Wushu Championships (WJWC) is an international wushu competition organised by the International Wushu Federation (
) for competitors (both male and female) below 18 years of age. There are two categories for the "taolu" events - under 15 and under 18 years of age. The competition also includes a sanshou category.
The World Wushu Championships (WWC) are held every two years and are organised by the International Wushu Federation (
). This official international Wushu competition sees many countries from around the world participating. Wushu originated in China and P.R.China has always won the most medals in these competitions.
In the 11th Asian Games of 1990, "wushu" was included as an item for competition for the first time with the "42-Form" being chosen to represent t‘ai-chi ch‘üan. The International Wushu Federation (
) applied for "wushu" to be part of the Olympic games, but will not count medals.
Wushu is not a Summer Olympic sport; the
has repeatedly backed proposals for Wushu to be added to the Olympic programme, most recently as one of eight sports proposed for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. However, it failed to reach the final shortlist, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ultimately voted for the re-inclusion of wrestling instead. In March 2015,
executive vice president Anthony Goh stated that the Federation was planning to propose Wushu again for the 2024 Summer Olympics. As part of new IOC rules allowing host committees to accept proposals for new sports to be added to the programme (allowing the addition of sports of local interest to the Olympic programme under an "event-based" model), in June 2015, Wushu was shortlisted again as part of eight sports proposed for inclusion in the 2020 Games in this manner. However, it did not make the final shortlist of five.
In 2003, the International Wushu Federation (
) changed the rules of contemporary Nanquan to make jumping techniques (难度) mandatory in Nanquan routines. Jump kicks spinning in mid-air between 360 and 720 degrees before touching the ground are now used in all Nanquan forms along with Stationary Back Flip (原地后空翻) and Single Step Back Tuck (单跳后空翻) for advanced competitors.
Wushu is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. In contemporary times, wushu has become an international sport through the International Wushu Federation (
), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years. The Wushu Federation of the Philippines is the national governing body for Wushu in the Philippines. This federation is a regular member of Philippine Olympic Committee as NSA or National Sports Association. It is accredited by the International Wushu Federation.
Despite the one Chinese spelling, 太極拳, there are two different spellings in the English usage, one derived from the Wade–Giles and the other from the Pinyin transcription, with the West being most familiar with the Wade–Giles: "t‘ai-chi ch‘üan". Westerners often shorten this name to "t‘ai chi" (often omitting the aspirate sign—thus becoming ""tai chi""). This shortened name is the same as that of the "t‘ai-chi" philosophy, sometimes causing confusion of the two. The "chi" in the name of the martial art may also be mistaken for "ch‘i", ("qi" — 氣) the "life force," especially as "ch‘i" is involved in the practice of "t‘ai-chi ch‘üan." The Wade-Giles form and its variations remain the most popular spelling today; however, most Chinese, including many professional practitioners, masters, and martial arts bodies (such as the
), use the Pinyin.
Wushu () is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China after 1949, in an effort to standardize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts, although attempts to structure the various decentralized martial arts traditions date back earlier, when the Central Guoshu Institute was established at Nanking in 1928. The term wushu is Chinese for "martial arts" (武 "Wu" = military or martial, 术 "Shu" = art). In contemporary times, wushu has become an international sport through the International Wushu Federation (
), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championships were held in 1991 in Beijing and won by Yuan Wen Qing.
A Wushu and Tai Chi champion in the 1970s and 1980s, she toured with Chinese Wushu teams internationally, including the United States in 1974 when she was part of an elite Chinese Martial Arts Delegation that also included Jet Li (Li Lianjie). She is a graduate from the Beijing Sports and Cultural University in Chinese Martial Arts and was a member of the Shanghai Wushu Team. In later years she coached Wushu in Shanghai and later the Taiwanese Wushu Team in 1994. She is the current head Wushu Taolu coach of the New Zealand Kung Fu Wushu Federation. The NZKWF is New Zealand's representative for Chinese Martial Arts to the International Wushu Federation (
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