WFA 30th Anniversary
Celebration of WFA 30th Anniversary Commemorates Decades of Wushu Development in Asia
On December 15-16, 2017, the celebration of the WFA (Wushu Federation of Asia) 30th Anniversary was held in Guangzhou, China. A series of activities including the first Sanda Asian Cup, a wushu forum, and cultural performances were conducted to commemorate the three decades of the Federation’s efforts and achievements in promoting and developing wushu in Asia.
Zaiqing Yu, President of the IWUF and Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, conveyed his congratulations.
Ian C.W. Fok, the President of the Wushu Federation of Asia, first made a speech.
At the celebration’s opening ceremony Ian C.W. Fok, the President of the Wushu Federation of Asia, first made a speech and welcomed the honored guests from various circles. Zaiqing Yu, President of the IWUF and Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, conveyed his congratulations and best wishes for the WFA. Timothy Tsun-Ting Fok, Member of the International Olympic Committee, Anthony Goh, Executive Vice President of the IWUF, Qiuping Zhang, Secretary General of the IWUF and President of the Chinese Wushu Association, and other guests attended this ceremony. Following it the Wushu Forum entitled “Inherit the Past, Usher in the Future: Inheritance, Development and Future of Wushu,” advocated ways to make more people discover, appreciate and practice wushu.
The 1st Sanda Asian Cup was held on December 15 and 16 in Gaoming Sports Center, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, with approximately 50 participating athletes from 9 different countries and regions; these included China, Hong Kong China, Macao, India, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Wushu Federation of Asia (WFA) is the Asian region’s continental wushu organization under the International Wushu Federation, established in Yokohama, Japan on September 25, 1987. The WFA has always been dedicated to strengthening cooperation between Asian countries and regions, building friendship, and promoting the development of wushu throughout the region.
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