IWUF International Judges Training and Certification Course (Asia Edition) is a Success in Malaysia



On June 19th, the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) International Judges Training and Certification Course came to a successful conclusion in Penang, Malaysia. The continent of Asia was the last stop of this year's IWUF judges training and certification course (following ones in the USA and Italy.)


This edition of the International Judges Training and Certification Course was held in beautiful Penang and attracted 140 wushu judges from 22 countries. Participants came from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Tunisia, Pakistan, Japan, Brunei, Philippines, Macau, Hong Kong, Nepal, India, Kyrgyzstan, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, South Korea, Jordan, Russia, and Algeria. After a week of training, a total of 116 judges (61 taolu and 54 sanda) passed the examination and successfully obtained their IWUF international wushu judge certification.



Training and Exam Highlights


International wushu judge training and certification classes were set up for both taolu classes and sanda classes. These mainly engaged in theoretical and practical exercises on competition rules and judging methods, taolu technical training and practice, individual score analysis, wushu judge commands and techniques, basic skills training and practice of wushu, and analysis of scores. There was also an evaluation of practical training and assessment.



Lecture on Wushu Development


During the training period, Anthony Goh, Executive Vice President of the International Wushu Association, gave a lecture on "Thinking about the technical aspects of wushu sports development." He talked about the development of the wushu sport, including strengthening internal management and system building, implementing competition rules in accordance with globalization, safeguarding the fairness and impartiality of events, enhancing member management services, strengthening market development and promotion, and and developing the awareness of the international public in the sports industry. Relations, implementation of aid programs, establishment of international wushu staging systems, promotion and enforcement of anti-doping regulations, promotion of wushu into comprehensive international sports events and other challenges facing wushu were discussed at the technological development level.



The trainees all commented that the content of the lecture was detailed, and the analysis and explanations were refreshing and thought-provoking. Executive Vice President Goh concluded that the international wushu judges should have modesty, dedication, and no bureaucratic mentality. He hoped that the judges present here would be sympathetic, have a sense of service, be professional and responsible, use their own power in the game reasonably, and let the world see the demeanor and professionalism that international wushu judge should carry. 


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