WUC Wushu, August 2-5, 2018

The location for the 2018 World University Championships in Wushu has changed to Macao, and the date is now August 2 through 5, 2018. Sifu Bryant Fong will take a team of wushu and sanda competitors.

http://www.fisu.net/sport-events/world-university-championships-events/wushu

Wushu entered the programme of the FISU World University Championships officially in 2014. This is a competitive event for any students of college age.

2017 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival

Sifu Fong and students will be performing between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

http://www.seaacc-sf.org/2017/07/mid-autumn-harvest-festival-2017.html

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We invite you to attend the seventh Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Exhibition celebrating the mid-autumn harvest season! The Exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco, specifically highlighting the Indo-Chinese refugee communities which have a long history in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. We will have representatives from the Burmese, Champa, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese communities. Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival with us and learn more about the different Southeast Asian cultures!

Where: Tenderloin Children’s Playground, 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco CA 94109 
When: September 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

  • Ms. Hang To at (415) 298-3705
  • Mr. Sirch Chanthyasack at (415) 680-4027
  • Email: contact@seaacc-sf.org

Event schedule:

  • 11:30 – Door Open – Cultural Arts Exhibitions
  • 12:00 – Outdoor Program Kickoff – Live Music Entertainment / Soccer Tournament
  • 12:30 – Food for Sampling
  • 01:30 – Pandan Waffles Demonstration
  • 02:45 – Lantern Parade
  • 03:00 – Papaya Salad Demonstration, Wushu Martial Arts Workshop on Soccer Field
  • 04:00 – Closing

USA Team Become the First Americans to Win Medals in Wushu and Sanda

Congratulations to the USA team that traveled to the Summer Universiade games in Taiwan! Emily Fan became the first American to win a medal in wushu, receiving a bronze for her excellent performances with spear and straight sword. Isiah Ray Enriquez also won a bronze, in the 52-kilogram men’s category of sanda, becoming the first American to medal on the international level.

For details of both competitions and video, visit the Taiwan News pages below:

Emily Fan

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3241832

Isiah Ray Enriquez

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3242607

 

 

Updates to Sifu Bryant Fong’s Schedule

Sifu Fong’s schedule page has been updated. The changed information is below.

All classes are at the Japantown YMCA (1530 Buchanan St) in San Francisco. Students must be a YMCA member or pay $15 for a  “day pass” for each class. Classes are free for YMCA members.

DAY TIME CLASS
Tuesday, Thursday 10-11 AM Qigong
Tuesday, Thursday 11 AM-12 PM Beginning Taiqichuan
Tuesday 7:30-9:00 PM Taiqichuan
Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM Taiqichuan
Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM
  • Location: In front of YMCA
  • Baguazhang, Sun style Taiqichuan
  • $10 fee per session
Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Qigong and children’s kungfu classes

Open practice

Japantown YMCA information

Donations Needed To Support The Taipei 2017 University Games

taiwan2017games_bannerSifu Fong is leading the American team to the Taiwan University Games in 2017, but donations are sorely needed. This will be the first time that tai chi or Chinese wushu will be officially part of an Olympic-related event, but they will not be able to participate if funds are not available.

The team of eight students will travel to Taipei in August, 2017 and compete in both forms and fighting. Funds of $15,000 are needed by the end of this year to support the team.

All donations are tax-deductible (501c3) and should be made out to the National Chinese Wushu Association of America. Checks may be mailed to the organization at the following address:

NCWAA
PO Box 210159
San Francisco, California 94121-0159

Donations of $1000 or more will receive a special gift from Sifu Bryant Fong! More details to follow. T-shirts for lower levels of donations will be available later this fall.

Thanks!