registration has opened for the Cangzhou Qunying International Guo Shu Cup 2017 held on May 28th in Amsterdam

What is Cangzhou kungfu? According to www.china.org.cn, Cangzhou wushu is the number 3 of the Top 10 Kungfu region’s in China.

Cangzhou KungfuLocated in southeast Hebei Province, Cangzhou City is historically renowned for both its Kung Fu practitioners and acrobats. Living in a place of strategic importance which was frequently involved in wars in ancient times, the local people had to learn Kung Fu for self-defense and survival. As a result, the tradition of practicing Kung Fu prevailed in Cangzhou. Cangzhou Kung Fu dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC – 476 BC). It rose in popularity during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was renowned at home and abroad by the end of the Qing Dynasty (1645-1911). It includes 53 schools of boxing and weapons, accounting for 40 percent of China’s total number of 129. Cangzhou has been home to a great number of established Kung Fu masters, including Ding Faxiang, Huo Diange and Zhang Zhijiang.Bron: china.org.cn

Program details

Cangzhou Qunying International Guo Shu Cup 2017

Traditional and Shaolin Kung Fu Division

There are 3 categories you can participate in:

Hand Form

Weapon Form

Duida

When filling in your weapon form please include the name of your weapon so we know which weapon you are playing. We will then divide the weapons accordingly. Traditional forms must be played with traditional weapons. Please make sure that your weapon meets the criteria of a traditional weapon. All forms must be traditional in nature without added modern elements. The head of the jury has the authority to disqualify anyone if he/she does not recognize their form as traditional or thinks they have added too many modern elements. Please be advised that depending on number of Shaolin participants, we will consider to create a seperate category dedicated to Shaolin.

The categories will be subdivided into 4 age groups :

10  – 12 years

13  – 15 years

16 – 17 years

18+

Age groups may be consolidated if there are not enough people competing in a given category. Males and females will be divided into separate categories whenever possible.

These age groups will again be divided into two groups based on experience:

-4 years or +4 years

People competing in the Traditional and Shaolin Kung Fu Division are not allowed to compete in the Modern Wushu Divisions and visa versa.

Cost:

1 event:              € 18,-

2 events:            € 25,-

3 events:            € 30,-

Schools should transfer the total competition costs of their students to:

NL 61 INGB 000 807 2232

Liu He Men Stichting

Amsterdam

Registratieformulier Traditional Style
Program details

Cangzhou Qunying International Guo Shu Cup 2017

Modern Wushu Division

There are 8 categories:

Changquan

Nanquan

Daoshu

Jianshu

Gunshu

Qiangshu

Nandao

Nangun

 

You are allowed to compete in 2 of these categories, one hand form and one weapon form.

The categories will be subdivided into 4 age groups :

10  – 12 years

13  – 15 years

16 – 17

18 +

 

Age groups may be consolidated if there are not enough people competing in a given category. Males and females will be divided into separate categories whenever possible.

People competing in the Modern Wushu Division may not compete in the Traditional Kung Fu Division and visa versa.

Cost:

1 event:              € 18,-

2 events:            € 25,-

 

Schools should transfer the total competition costs of their students to:

NL 61 INGB 000 807 2232

Liu He Men Stichting

Amsterdam

Registratieformulier Modern Style

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Why is this competition called the Guo Shu Cup?

The word Guo in the title means Traditional. This competition is especially organised to celebrate tradition in Kung Fu, or Wu Shu as it is also known. And here we find the word Shu, translated as Art. Together Guo Shu means Traditional Art, referring in this context to the practice of martial skills. These skills are very difficult to obtain: they require dedicated practice over many years. And it is exactly in this diligent practice, in the energy and love for the matter it requires, that its beauty unfolds for anyone who makes the effort.

Podium for the old & new generation

From that point on the practitioner starts to make these skills their own, having graduated by unrelenting endeavour to the stage where he or she can express their true selves. In a fast-paced world it is exactly this long-term attitude that tends to su er, but as of late there is a renewed interest in all things with real staying power. Traditional Wu Shu has exactly this, and in this competition we want to show not only the best of the best from China, we also want to provide a stage for the young who have just started on their journey.

So today it is possible to see the genuine in movement!

Main guests are from the Chinese city of CangZhou, the birthplace of over 55 styles of (traditional) Kung Fu. From this city, much Kung Fu spread to the rest of the nation. Not that CangZhou is the only birthplace of Wu Shu, but it has been recognised since long gone days, first by the people and now also by government, to be the principal region of martial arts. CangZhou (an ancient trade route with much need for protection of people and goods) is indeed famous for it in China!

Purpose of this competition

This competition is organised by H.E. Eleonora in cooperation with other (Grand) masters, in order to promote Kung Fu with the people. Various styles of Kung Fu are practiced less and less in recent years, where its beauty and depth should be brought to the attention of all who wish to start or deepen a life in Kung Fu practice. During this competition the audience will be presented with a representative selection of Kung Fu styles. Should you be interested in any of these styles after the demonstrations, you can always contact us for further details.
We hope you will much enjoy this year’s Cangzhou Qunying International Guo Shu Cup.

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