Wushu – Championships and Champions
International Wushu Federation (IWUF) is a governing body which organizes Wushu championships all over the world. Apart from this, various nations have their own governing body to manage the Wushu championships in their territory. Some of the important tournaments of this game are −
- World Wushu Championships
- Golden State International Wushu Championships
- Lativa Open Wushu Championships
- European Taijiquan and Wushu Internal Arts Championships
- Hong Kong International Wushu Championships
- US Capital Wushu Championships
Wushu – Hall of Fame
Here are a few famous experts in Wushu −
Li was born in Beijing, China on 26 April, 1963. He started Wushu training at the age of two years. As a member of the Beijing Wushu Team, he received Wushu training and won 15 gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese Wushu Championships.
Despite his young age, he competed against adults. According to Li, when he went with the Chinese National Wushu Team as a child to perform for President Richard Nixon in the United States, he was asked by Nixon to be his personal bodyguard. Apart from an expert of various Wushu styles, Jet Li is also a famous film maker and a director.
He is known as a pioneer of the modern Wushu in China. He is a Wushu coach who produced the highest number of Wushu players in China. He started the career of a Wushu coach after graduating from Beijing Physical Culture University’s Wushu Department in 1963.
Wu Bin became a coach of the famous Beijing Wushu Team. He also held the Chairman’s position from 1986 to 1992 in the Technical Department of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute.
Hao started her Wushu training when she was nine at the Beijing Sports Academy under the instruction of Wu Bin. As a member of the Beijing Wushu team, she won the title of National All-Around Champion three years in a row.
She is the only recipient of six gold medals and one silver medal in a single national competition in China’s history of Wushu. She has also received the award of “Ten Best Athletes in China”. In total, she has won over 80 gold, silver, and bronze medals during her competitive career in Wushu.