Dear Presidents and Secretaries
It is my great pleasure to extend an invitation to all IWUF National Member Federations to participate to the first experimental “International University Wushu Championships”. The event will take place during the Sports Days 2012 (an international multi-sport event organized by the Italian NOC) between October 26 & 28 2012 in Rimini, Italy. The goal of this event is to establish an international wushu championship for the only university athletes (age brackets as indicated by the International University Sports Federation) that should be held every two years. This new opportunity could be an additional motivation for our athletes
of all ages to continue the practice of the sport of wushu and it can also better promote and develop the wushu all around the world. I very much look forward to welcoming you all in July in Rimini.
Member of the IWUF Executive Board
1. Date and location
The International University Wushu Championships (IWuF scheduled event) will be hold from 26th to 28th October 2012 in Rimini, Italy. Teams must arrive from 25th October to 27th October 2012 prior, to 12:00 (see Competition schedule)
2. Host Organization
Italian Wushu Kungfu Federation under the high patronage of the Italian NOC.
National, regional or local (club) Wushu organizations of countries or regions all over the world are invited to participate in the competition. Note that, in accordance to the International University Sports Federation (FISU), participants of International Wushu University Championships have to be students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country, or former students who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year 2011.
4. Competition venue
The entire championships will take place at the Palazzetto dello Sport "Flaminio" (Via Flaminia, 28 – Rimini)
5. Competition Events
i. Age Brackets
The competitors, as indicated by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), must be born between January 1st, 1984 and December 31st, 1994.
ii. Competition Events
Traditional Wushu (Individual Events)
i. Bare-handed Routine
1. Taijiquan Style: Chen, Yang, Wú, Wu, Sun and other traditional Taijiquan (please specify the style in the entry form).
2. Nanquan Style: Yongchunquan, Wuzuquan, Cailifo, Huheshuangxing, Dishuquan and other Nanquan styles (please specify the style in the entry form).
3. Other Quanshu: Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Bajiquan, Tongbeiquan, Piguaquan, Fanziquan, Ditangquan, Xiangxingquan, Chaquan, Huaquan, Paoquan, Hongquan, Huaquan, Shaolinquan, Wudangquan, Emeiquan and the traditional routines of other Quanshus (please specify the Quanshu and routine in the entry form).
Modern Wushu (Individual Events)
1. Changquan, Daoshu, Jianshu, Qiangshu, Gunshu (1st and 2nd Set of International Competition Taolu), 42
Forms Taijiquan, 42 Forms Taijijian, Nanquan, Nandao, Nangun (International Competition Taolu).
Those traditional wushu events with 3 or less competitors may be grouped together under General Quanshu or General Apparatus for men and women.
6. Participation Methods
Each team (National team, regional team and club) shall have only 1 team leader, 1 coach and 1 team doctor; the number of athletes is 10 (any mixture of boys and girls is allowed). Competitor may at most enter 3 competition events (Selected from and not exceeding 1 barehanded routine, 1 short weapon routine, 1 long weapon routine ).
7. Competition methods
a. The Competition shall be individual competition.
b. The modern wushu competition will be conducted in accordance with the newest edition of the “Rules for International Taolu Competition” endorsed by the IWUF.
c. The traditional wushu competition shall implement the latest “Competition Method of Traditional Wushu Taolu Competition” endorsed by the Chinese Wushu Association.
d. Time limit for traditional wushu events:
1. Bare-handed and apparatus routines shall be less than 2 minutes.
2. Taijiquan shall be 4-6 minutes. The head judge will blow a whistle when the athlete performs to 5 minutes.
3. Taiji apparatus routine shall be less than 3 minutes. The head judge will blow a whistle when the athlete performs to 2 minutes.
8. Costumes and Equipment
i. Competitors shall wear required taolu competition costumes during all the events.
ii. All equipment and facilities at the competition and training sites must be in conformity with the Competition Rules.
iii. Competitors shall bring their own competition apparatus for their respective events.
9. Placing and Awards
The top three places of each event will be awarded as follows:
1st Place Gold Medal and Certificate
2nd Place Silver Medal and Certificate
3rd Place Bronze Medal and Certificate
The Final Entry Form with events and names of the competitors must reach the FIWUK Secretariat, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 25th of September 2012 (24:00GMT).
11. Competition Fees
€ 30,00 for each athlete
12. Insurance and medical documents
All athletes shall provide valid insurance and medical documents as listed in the IWuF Wushu Competition regulations.
Participants are responsible for they own transport, accommodation and food (See the application form for more information).