The US and Canada national teams were in attendance at the 2010 sport accord combat games held in Beijing China among many other countries such as Russia, China, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, and Japan. The US Team sent veteran wushu athletes Sarah Chang, Peter Dang, and Alfred Hsing.
May 6, 2010.
Cung Le Interview by WushuKicks.com
Last Thursday I had the privilege and honor to chat with former US Wushu Team member, former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, and current actor/action star CUNG LE.
Cung is an amazing martial artist, but he has also excelled above and beyond in other areas as well. In business – he started his own martial arts school and brand (USH!). In martial arts – he was a medalist at the world wushu championships, he won the middleweight champion title in strikeforce, and he has won countless tournaments in various styles of martial arts. In entertainment – he has worked with action star Donnie Yen and is going to be in the upcoming Hollywood film “Tekken”.
To see Cung in action check out this highlight reel.
Cung has been an inspiration in the chinese martial arts community in more ways than one. To top it off he has helped promote Asian Americans in a positive light AND he is an EXTREMELY humble guy. For a guy that could throw you upside down on top of your head, he carries himself in a very calm and respectable manner – as you would expect of a disciplined martial artist.
Now to the interview! He was in town in LA to promote his recent movie “Bodyguards and Assassins“. This is a movie that was released in Asia, but it was playing at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. I interviewed him for the Pacific Rim Video Channel. In our interview he talks about what it was like working with Donnie Yen, his thoughts on wushu/sanshou in MMA, and his strategy on his rematch with opponent Scott Smith scheduled to fight June 26, 2010! Continue reading
We also have the results of the all-around championship. The all-around champions of CMAT18 are:
- Adult Contemporary Wushu (Female) – Ngan-Ha Ta
- Adult Contemporary Wushu (Male) – Phillip Dang
- Adult Traditional Wushu (Female) — Priscilla Herrera
- Adult Traditional Wushu (Male) — Randall Tran
- Internal Wushu (Female) — Sing May Chen
- Internal Wushu (Male) — Michael Ng and Larry Rothman
- 13-17 Year Old Contemporary Wushu (Female) — Chrystina Yu
- 13-17 Year Old Contemporary Wushu (Male) — Michael Yu
- 13-17 Year Old Traditional Wushu (Female) — Whitney Vuong
- 13-17 Year Old Traditional Wushu (Male) — Richard Lee
- 8-12 Year Old Contemporary Wushu (Combined Gender) — Robert Yu
- 8-12 Year Old Traditional Wushu (Combined Gender) — Drake Wong
- Senior Wushu (Combined Gender) — Mayumi Yoshida
Here are some exclusive wushukicks.com pictures from our CMAT event coverage! Click picture to see larger image. Scroll down to the bottom to see videos of some US Wushu Team members and the men and women’s adult all-around champions performances.
Zhao Qing Jian – All China Games wushu champion, gold medalist at the World Wushu Championships as well as the 2008 Wushu Beijing Olympics Tournament. Qing Jian recounts his thoughts and stories on wushu- In China, we learn wushu not only for fighting, it’s also for your health and body fitness. We call this “Wu De”. Before, when I learnt the shaolin wushu, we also learnt how to dual. However, we can’t just learn one thing, we must take this change to learn more forms.Read More...
13 Martial Arts will be featured in the 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games.
Here is some information from the Combat Games website.
In March 2009, SportAccord signed an agreement with the city of Beijing, P. R. China, to organise the first SportAccord Combat Games. Scheduled from 28 August to 4 September 2010,Read More...