Sabah First Asia Pacific Wushu.Taiji Convention

Event details

  • Friday | November 17, 2017 to Monday | November 20, 2017
  • All Day
  • Putera Theatre Ballroom Taman Tun Fuad Bukit Padang Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88790
  • Wong Shin Fah +60198620847, Maureen Chan +60168981377, Tan Meng Keat +60168289944
  • 2000Attendees
  • 25Staff members

The world embraces the great Martial arts Wushu that originated from China. It is the dream of every Wushu.Taiji practitioner to promote, to share the practice across the world. Guangdong province Taiji Cultural and Research Association has responded to the country’s strategic guide, to adhere to the country’s aim of “One Belt One Road’ to enhance, to promote inter cultural understanding and to promote trade culture development. Along with such aim, Guangdong Province Taiji Cultural and Research Association together with Malaysia Sabah Tourism and Malaysia Sabah KK Funei Pai Li Shi Taiji Quan Association agreed to organise the grand “2017 Sabah First Asia Pacific Wushu.Taiji Convention” on the 17th of November 2017 to 20th of November 2017.

On the 6th of June 2017, press conference was held at Ming Garden Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It announced the dates, the venues, the programmes and most important the aim, the objective and the purpose of this grand event. It was a very successful launching.

We walk the Chinese Wushu Taiji Quan into Sabah, we penetrate the South East Asia and march towards the world.

a) In order to organise an exciting and high standard programme for this Sabah Asia Pacific Wushu.Taiji Convention, Guangdong Province Taiji Cultural and Research Association was entrusted by the organising committee of the event to pack a distinguished “2017 Chinese Martial Arts Circle Prestigious Martial Arts Family, Prestigious Martial Arts School and Prestigious Martial Arts Representing Master” using the conventional judging, voting and electing system.

Our motto and theme for this Asia Pacific Wushu.Taiji Convention is:

“WITH HARMONY WE UNITE, WITH CO-OPERATION WE DEVELOP”

Our objectives are:

  • “To facilitate cross country Cultural Friendship Interaction”
  • “To build an International Cultural Platform”
  • “To enable those Wushu.Taiji enthusiasts to interact”

Thus, achieving the sharing of cultures and the resources we exchanged.

The moment now is for us to promote and expand Chinese Wushu.Taiji towards the international platform. This will shine upon and splendour the region of South East Asia.

RULES & REGULATIONS OF THE CONVENTION

(1) Highlight of the 4 main events:

a) Traditional Wushu and Taiji routine competition

– This covers various forms and routines which includes all disciplines from various schools whether using Martial instruments, solo performance, pairing performance or group performance.

– It includes group performance on Qi Gong and fitness workouts like Wu Qin Xi, Liu Zi Jue, Yi Jin Jing, Ba Duan Jin, Shi Er Duan Jin etc. with competition skill workouts, popular workouts or Daoist exercise etc.

b) Election of the First Prestigious Martial Arts Advocate Master Golden Award

c) Election of the First Prestigious Martial Arts Family, Prestigious Martial Arts School and Prestigious Martial Arts Representing Master Awards

(2) Participation Requirements and Methods:

a) Open to  any country, local martial arts associations, martial arts groups, martial arts fitness centre, martial arts fitness club, martial arts society, martial arts elderly group, martial arts youth activity centre, martial arts school, martial arts training institution, primary and high school, kinder garden, enterprise and corporation, agency and establishment, residential district , community and all martial art practitioners.

b) Group participation can include 1 to 2 leader or instructor, accompanied team assistants including organiser and team medical officer. There is no limit to number of group participants either male or female. Division and category of competition will follow the schedule. Any representing group that exceed 15 participants can elect to have one representing judge.

c) Participants that exceeded 6 persons are required to enrol as team. Otherwise they are required to enrol individually.

d) Each contestant is allowed to participate in multiple events.

e) At least 5 persons are required to form a team to participate in the team event.

f) Group for Wushu variety performance will require at least 10 persons for the event.

g) Organising the “Grand Opening Ceremony Gold Medal” award performances: each team can equally register for this event. The team should consist of at least 10 performers. To qualify for this event, the content of the performing art must be rich in attribute and excellent in routine. It must be exciting and overwhelming. Submission of enrolment must accompany with performance video clip (via e-mail or wee chat) to facilitate pre examination. Only the selected performance is eligible to participate in the Opening Ceremony performing event. Dead line of enrolment must be submitted before the 10th of September, 2017.

h) Organising the “Wushu Promoting Award’ for the team that make up of 30 to 50 people who participate in the Convection with unique contribution or honouring outstanding personnel. 1st. , 2nd and 3rd prices will be awarded together with trophy and certificate.

i) The age and health condition of the participant of each representing team or group must be verified and certified independently. All participants are make compulsory to sign a ‘Declaration of Safety Responsibilities’, if upon finding any falsely declaration on age, the contestant is disqualified. During the convention and competition, any participant or contestant who falls ill or inflicts any injury due to poor health, the responsibility is solely vested by the group / team or individual to bear the cost of undergoing treatment. Contestants are advised to take up their own Personal Accident Insurance. Copy of Identification must be attached with the signed ‘Declaration of Safety Responsibilities’.

(3) Competition requirements and methods:

a) The competing events of the convention will be based on Wushu Taiji demonstration in the individual event and team event, in the election of Martial Arts Advocate Master Golden Award, Martial Arts Prestigious Family, Martial Arts Prestigious School and Prestigious Martial Arts Representing Master.

b) The Rules and Regulations of the competition will adopt the modern ‘Traditional Martial Arts Competition Rules and Regulations’ in conjunction with the House Rules and Regulations. Any supplemental or additional rules or regulations to be decided and to be included if found necessary.

(4) Contestant Age Group:

a) Division of Individual and Team event:

i. Children Division (Division A)

Category A1: Below 7 years old (born after 1st January 2011)

Category A2: 7 to 12 years old (born between 2005 and 2011)

ii. Juvenile Division (Division B)

Category B: 13 to 17 years old (born between 2000 to 2004)

iii. Youth to Middle-Aged Division (Division C)

Category C1: 18 to 29 years old (born between 1988 to 1999)

Category C2: 30 to 44 years old (born between 1973 to 1987)

iv. Middle-Aged to Elderly Division (Division D)

Category D1: 45 to 59 years old (born between 1958 to 1972)

Category D2: 60 years old and above (born before 31st December 1956)

(5) Performance Duration:

a) Individual routine is set for 4 minutes

Individual instrumental routine is set for 3 minutes

Any traditional routine rich in content required longer time to complete can be shortened.

Conditions that permit to shorten the traditional routine are:

i. All 42 style, Tan style, Yang style, Wu style (吴式), Sun style, Wu style(武式)Taiji Quan competition routine, 24 style concise Taiji Quan routine and 32 style Taiji sword, 42 style Taiji Quan and sword competition routine must comply to commence with ‘Qi Shi’ ( routine stating step). The umpire will alert the contestant by long whistling 1 minute before the permitted set time for the routine to enable the contestant to prepare to finish the routine. In this case, no penalty points will be imposed.

ii. Any other forms of Taiji Quan that was shortened by virtual of adjustment or compilation must retain their original steps, styles, disciplines and techniques.

iii. In view of (i) and (ii), the contestants are allowed to position themselves at any point and direction when the routines ended. No penalty point will be imposed.

b) Individual category for Qi Gong and Gong Fa workouts

c) Other forms of traditional martial arts selected by contestant:

i. Individual or pairing performance must be completed within 2 minutes. Pairing performance for traditional Taiji Quan is set for 3 minutes.

ii. Team performance (including Qi Gong workout, Gong Fa workout) is set for 4 minutes

iii. Completion of any performance exceeding the time set for that performance will be penalised by point deduction according to the “Traditional Wushu Competition Ruling”. Performance that has no time limit set upon if the routine is too brief or the performing time is too short, then it is deemed as poor routine. This will affect the judgement of the umpire.

(6) Regulation for performance music:

a) Team performance, group performance on Qi Gong workout and group variety performance are allowed to play their own music accompanying their performances.

b) Other performances not mentioned in a) are refrain from playing any music.

(7) Age group definition:

a) Team performance, Qi Gong team workout, pairing performance: the age for the team will be calculated based on the average age of the participants

(8) Performance content for team or group:

a) Any group or team event- performing the ‘routine’ determined by the competition ruling (including Qi Gong workout), due to time constraint, the groups are allowed to shorten or to compile the routine. However the routine must contain not less than 80% of the original performance steps and disciplines.

b) For those who select to perform in ‘Wushu Variety Performance’, ‘Wushu Body Workout’ and similar kind of Fitness Workout, the performance must maintain no less than 70% of the Wushu elements.

c) All group performances that adopt movement pattern, music and content variation must ensure uniformity and synchronous.

(9) Attire and Instruments:

a) Contestants must bring their own attires or costumes, instruments and prepare their own music for the competitions.

b) For Wushu performance, the costume must be distinguished in style and pattern, reflect ethnic taste. Wushu shoe must be worn. No bare back, fancy or religious costume is allowed.

c) For the performance during the opening ceremony, variety and mixed elements are allowed in the routine. The uniform must match the requirement of the routine theme without any restriction.

(10) Rules for Martial Arts Prestigious Advocate Master:

a) A contemporary influential master from Wushu circle

b) An outstanding contributor in the circle of Wushu

c) A qualifier elected via website network

(11) Rules for Prestigious Martial Arts Family, Prestigious Martial Arts School and Prestigious

a) A master with track record of pass on and inheritance system of the school

b) A master with clear track record of pass on and inheritance generation link

c) An elected master via website network

(12) To lay an exchange platform for trade entrepreneurs of China and Malaysia, “An Economic Development and Cultural Discussion” session shall be organised during the convention. We welcome both local and overseas entrepreneurs to participate.

Programmes as listed:

a) Taiji and the property market outlook, tourism, holidays and leisure

b) Artistic and Cultural products exhibition

c) Other related topics following the ‘One Belt One Road’ concept

d) Those entrepreneurs, corporations or individuals who are interested to participate please contact the Organiser

Participation in “Economic Development and Cultural Discussion” for individual or group, the administration fee is RMB 1000 per person.

If a booth is required for exhibition or for any other requirements, please liaise with the organiser in advance for such need.

(13) Ranking of successful contestants:

a) Individual and Team performance:

First 30% successful contestant will be awarded with 1st price

Next 40% successful contestant will be awarded with 2nd price

Rest 30% successful contestant will be awarded with 3rd price

Each will receive a gold, silver and bronze medal cum certificate

Team or group performance will be awarded with trophy

b) Election of martial arts circle Prestigious Advocate Master performance:

Must be qualified and being preselect via web networks. Joint performances will be held and judged on the outstanding performances.

First 30 successful contestants will be awarded with trophy and certificate. Their names will be reflected in the “Martial Circle Prestigious Family, Prestigious School and Prestigious Master” of the Association Publication. They are betroth as “The Formidable   China” Martial Arts Gold Medal Advocate Masters. Their duties are to give talks and training nationally and internationally. At the same time to establish web media within the country and South East Asia to extensively promoting the martial arts culture. A fund of RMB 10,000 will be set up for such purpose.

c) Election of martial arts circle 10 Prestigious Family, 10 Prestigious School and 10 Martial Arts Influential Master” performances:

Must be qualified and being preselect via web networks. Joint performances will be held and judged on the outstanding performances.

Martial arts circle 10 Prestigious Family, 10 Prestigious School and 10 Prestigious Martial Arts Influential Master to be elected and be awarded with trophy and certificate. Their names will be reflected in the “Martial Circle Prestigious Family, Prestigious School and Prestigious Master” of the Association Publication. They will join the Martial Arts Gold Medal Advocate Masters team to give talks and training nationally and internationally. At the same time to establish web media within the country and South East Asia to extensively promoting the martial arts culture. A fund of RMB 10,000 will be set up for such purpose.

Those candidates that are not elected will receive trophy and certificate and subsequently be included in the Association Publication. They are deemed to arrange and provide talks and training.

(14) Expenses:

a) Registration Fees:

  1. All participants of the group (including the leader and the coach) are required to pay RMB380 (on top of Convention package)
  2. Observant and those participants that do not purchase the Convention package are required to pay Malaysia Ringgit 380. Welcoming dinner, Gala dinner and general facilities of the convention is included.
  3. Any group consists of 15 participants and above receive 1 free registration
  4. Any group consists of 30 participants and above receive 2 free registrations

b) Event Fees:

  1. Individual performance, pairing performance, the fee is RMB 100 per participant per event
  2. Group performance, the fee is RMB 100 per participant per event
  3. Prestigious Martial Arts Advocate Master election fee is RMB 1000 per event
  4. Prestigious Martial Arts Family, Prestigious Martial Arts School and Prestigious Martial Arts Influential Master, the election fee is RMB 1000 per event
  5. For the 7 days 6 nights convention, tour, hotel and meal details, please refer to the package available.

Open ceremony group variety performances: no fees is required.

c) Administration fee for the judge accompanying the team:

The representing team that conform to the team’s ruling can register 1 team judge. The judge after investigation approved and upon receiving the notified letter of approval, need to remit an administration fee of RMB 2000 (food and accommodation to be arranged by the organiser) to the organiser’s bank account.

Travelling expenses are self-provide. Any insufficient coverage will be subsidised by the organiser.

d) Administration fee for volunteer judge:

Those who possess 2nd grade and above judge qualification can apply for the volunteer judge of the competition. The priority will be given to judge the multi steps routines. The volunteer judge after investigation approved and upon receiving the notified letter of approval, need to remit an administration fee of RMB 2000 (food and accommodation to be arranged by the organiser) to the organiser’s bank account.

Travelling expenses are self-provide. Any insufficient coverage will be subsidised by the organiser.

e) Observing Group (This service is open to all for supporting friends or family members who participate in the convention activities):

  1. Team supporters, Tour Activists – Services and Fee:
    Fee for each person is RMB 2800 (17th November 2017 to check in, 23rd November check out before 12pm.
    The itinerary includes 6 days accommodation at 4 star hotels together with some meals and some convention’s running costs.
    Observers are welcome to witness the open ceremony of the convention, to attend the closing ceremony Gala Dinner.
    Please note there is no refund for anyone who withdraws in the midst of the convention. Special circumstances must be reported during registration.
    Observers or tour activists following their team must state so during registration. Observers can enjoy all services provided by the convention and are free to watch any competition.

    1. Hotel room provided is double room standard to accommodate 2 guests
    2. Any request for room otherwise provided must be make known during registration
    3. Please notify flight details, schedule and arrival time at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Sabah, Malaysia) to facilitate pick up and transfer that are provided.

(15) Register, Reporting Arrival:

a) Registration Period : 10th July 2017 to 15th September midnight

b) Registration website address: http//www.fntj.net pr http://funeitaijisabah.org.my (all representing team registering via website must submit full details of the participating members within 2 days after the closing date of the registration.

c) Registration by mail is compulsory to submit all details listed below:

  1. Registration form. To sign or stamp on standard form.
  2. Copy of identification (identification card or bank saving book)
  3. Declaration of Safety Responsibilities (2 copies with copy of identification attached)
  4. Registration fee, event participating fee etc. with proof of remittance
  5. Copy of receipt for Personal Accident Insurance

d) All the remittance receipts for the events must be attached together with the registration form. Otherwise registration will be considered as void.

For website registration, registration is valid only after having receive the remittance

e) Team or group registration can send a representative on 17th November 2017 until midnight to submit proof of payment.

f) Any withdrawal prior to the closing date of the registration after paid in full will only get a 50% refund with proven valid reason. After the closing date of the registration, no refund will be entertained.

g) Any vital information relating to the event and competition will be made known via our website, public WeChat.

(15) Registration Centres:

a) Malaysia Registration Reception Centre

Funei Li Style Taiji Association of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

i) Maureen Chan
Email: Maureen@airworld.com
QQ: 222182815
Mobile: +60168981377

ii) Wong Shin Fah
Email: wongsfa11@yahoo.com
QQ: 3212905468
Mobile: +60198620847

iii) Tan Meng Keat
Email: jmktan1@gmail.com
Mobile : +60168289944

b) China Registration Reception Centres

i) Guangzhou Funei Pai Taiji Fitness Centre
Mobile: 18529466994 (Mr. Sun) / 13556265568 (Mdm Yang)
Email: 3319616505@qq.com

ii) Shen Zhen Funei Pai Association
Mobile: 18676658391 (Mdm Wang)
Email: 1105259933@qq.com

iii) Zhongshan city Gu Zhen Yongnian Yang Shi Taiji Association
Mobile: 13928180207 (Mr. Li)
Email: 2230582588@qq.com

iv) HandanTaiji Quan Promoting Centre
Mobile: 163109199 (Director Song)
Email: 458824828@qq.com

v) Beijing No.7 Martials Centre
Mobile: 17701270036 (Madam Li) / 15083160876 (Madam Yang)
Email: 953640881@qq.com

vi) Hangzhou Xuan De Taiji Centre
Mobile: 18106589058 (Madam Ru) / 0571-85237759
Email: 329397208@qq.com

vii) Zhu Gang Ao Funei Pai Li Shi Taiji Association
Mobile: 15344805120 (Miss Lin)

viii) Yu Nan Gan En University Hall
Mobile: 15687066811 (Mr. Yang Da Wei)
Email: ganentaiji@126.com

ix) He Bei Bao Ding Taiji Promoting Centre
Mobile: 13230270009 (Mr. Zhang) / 13785801022 (Mr. Gu-Su Ning)
Email: bdtianwei@163.com

x) Fo Shan Rou Le Fang Yang Shi Taiji Quan Association
Mobile: 18688275536 (Mr. Gu)
Email: 1413835397@qq.com

(16) Remittance Bank Account:

a) China
Account Name: Guangdong Province Taiji Cultural Research Association
Account Number: 9553303320384035
Branch: China Constructive Bank Guangzhou Yuexiu Branch

b) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Account Name: Persatuan Funei Li Taiji Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Account Number: 510198674086
Branch: Malayan Banking Berhad, Lintas Branch, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

(17) Package Itinerary

(18) Convention dates: 17th November 2017 to 23rd November 2017

(19) Joint Performance Venue: Putera Theatre Restaurant, Bukit Padang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

(20) Organising Parties:

SATTA (Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents)

Sabah Kota Kinabalu Li Shi Taiji Association

Guangdong Province Taiji Cultural Research Association

Supporting Organisers:

i) Guangzhou Funei Pai Taiji Fitness Centre
ii) Yu Nan Gan En University Hall
iii) Hangzhou Xuan De Taiji Centre
iv) Handan Taiji Quan Promoting Centre
v) Macau Funei Pai Li Taiji Quan Association
vi) He Bei Bao Ding Taiji Promoting Centre
vii) Fo San Jo Lok Arena Yang Shi Taiji Quan Association
viii) Zhongshan City Gu Zhen Yongnian Yang Shi Taiji Association
ix) Beijing No.7 Martials Centre