On September 28, 2017, the 14th International Wushu Federation Congress, held during the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan, approved the initiative to establish the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) in 2018, in order that as many people as possible be able to come together to celebrate wushu-kungfu. WWKD is celebrated each year the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and is accompanied by a theme each time.
As the leader of the worldwide wushu movement, the IWUF is committed not only to pursuing wushu’s inclusion in the Olympic Program, but also to wushu becoming part of a globally shared, healthy lifestyle. Wushu promotes the concepts of peace, friendship, health, and an appreciation for nature. We aim to raise global awareness of all practitioners, forms, and styles of wushu-kungfu, be those contemporary competition forms or traditional styles.
The benefits of kungfu practice, including developing athleticism, promoting health, boosting confidence, fostering community, and engaging in cultural exchange, are no secret to wushu-kungfu practitioners and fans, and the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) is thrilled by how much the worldwide wushu-kungfu community has grown, and inspired by all of our potential for the future. We hope that through this holiday more people all over the world will be able to understand wushu and make it a part of their everyday life – together! Let’s wushu-kungfu together on World Wushu-Kungfu Day!