The 11th Annual World Wushu Championships
October 7, 2011 - News (Turkey Ankara)
A solemn Opening Ceremony at the Ankara Capital Stadium was held today. A total of 656 athletes from 77 countries and regions are participated in this tournament. Among them, 34 of the delegations are presenting the U.S. National Team. Nineteen athletes will be competing in 9 Taolu and 10 Sanda categories.
Taolu, is considered a non-confrontational competition. Competitors will be scored based on a variety of Wushu routines and styles such as Changquan, Taijiquan, Nanquan, Dao, Gun, Jian, Qiang and the levels of difficulty. The referees will rank the winning placement according to those scores given. On the other hand, Sanda is confrontational. Competitors need to follow various martial arts routines and styles in order to conduct real combat offensive and defensive grips under the divided body weight group.
Our School Master Li Shudong, who served as a World-Class referee, will work together with over twenty referees to rank nearly 700 top athletes from 77 countries, a new World champion, second and third place, and the top eight athletes.
In addition, Our School's Yue also served as coach to the U.S. National Team. Student Tiffany Wang, Loren Chiu, and others like Kelly Kim will participate in Taijiquan, Taijijian, Daoshu, Gunshu, Jianshu and Qiangshu competitions. In these Championships, the Chinese National Team is undoubtedly the strongest, sending 20 Wushu participants to compete.