Archive for May, 2010

Tiger Claw Shark City Nationals Tournament – June 12th!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Tiger Claw Kung Fu Magazine Tournament

Tiger Claw Kung Fu Magazine Tournament

  • Over 200+ Traditional Kung Fu and Contemporary Wushu Divisions
  • 24 Separate Chinese Martial Arts Grand Champion Divisions for Chinese Styles
  • Over $15,000 in CASH & AWARDS
  • Prize money given to all Overall Adult Advanced Grand Champions
  • Over 50+ Grand Champion Divisions
  • 6ft Trophies to all first place winners in all BASKA Divisions
  • 1st through 8th places awards in all divisions
  • First timer divisions for inexperienced Sport Karate, Kung Fu and Wushu athletes – all first timer division competitors receive participation trophies
  • More than 350+ kata, sparring, weapon and self defense divisions
  • 5 OVERALL BLACK BELT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS
    The Coveted Italian Silver Cups!
    13- Overall Forms
    14-17 Overall Forms
    18 + Overall Forms
    18+ Overall Women Fighting
    18+ Overall Men Fighting
  • On Saturday, June 12th, 2010, KungFuMagazine.com, will be holding their second annual championship. They have many new exciting changes for this year. They are adding new divisions for Wing Chun and Tai Chi Push Hands. They are planning separate Grand Champions for modern wushu and traditional kung fu to encourage more traditional competitors. As we are cooperating with Tiger Claw and Shark City Nationals again, this tournament will showcase both Chinese Martial Arts and Karate. They will be separating the Grand Champions for these arts this year instead of combining them. Chinese style competitors will be able to compete with the Karate competitors and in their new WildAid Tiger Champion division. This special division promotes WildAid’s campaign to save wild tigers

    Shark City Nationals is part of the Bay Area Sport Karate Association (BASKA) and is promoted by Tony and Theresa Kattengell. This historic cooperative event offers Cash Awards, Custom Grand Champion Trophies, Special First Time Competitors Divisions and of course magazine coverage.

    Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Championship will return to the luxurious San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. The Convention Center is Silicon Valley’s premiere venue for such events, large enough to accommodate a Karate tournament alongside a Chinese martial arts tournament, and is within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, bars, theaters and shopping, all the best that San Jose has to offer!

    Please come out to support!

  • Over 200+ Traditional Kung Fu and Contemporary Wushu Divisions
  • 24 Separate Chinese Martial Arts Grand Champion Divisions for Chinese Styles
  • Over $15,000 in CASH & AWARDS
  • Prize money given to all Overall Adult Advanced Grand Champions
  • Over 50+ Grand Champion Divisions
  • 6ft Trophies to all first place winners in all BASKA Divisions
  • 1st through 8th places awards in all divisions
  • First timer divisions for inexperienced Sport Karate, Kung Fu and Wushu athletes – all first timer division competitors receive participation trophies
  • More than 350+ kata, sparring, weapon and self defense divisions
  • 5 OVERALL BLACK BELT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS
    The Coveted Italian Silver Cups!
    13- Overall Forms
    14-17 Overall Forms
    18 + Overall Forms
    18+ Overall Women Fighting
    18+ Overall Men Fighting
  • Cung Le Interview Discusses Rematch Fight with Scott Smith and Fighting Donnie Yen

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
    Cung Le

    Cung Le

    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!

    Without further ado, here is the interview.

    For the martial artists, what are your thoughts on his upcoming fight with Scott Smith and do you guys think its possible to juggle a competitive martial arts career with filming and making movies?

    Also thoughts on Cung Le and the UFC? Dana White has mentioned that he would like to see Cung in the UFC. Anyways, just food for thought. Feel free to leave comments.

    To check out more about Cung, the man, check out www.cungle.com!

    This video interview was brought to you in part by Pac Rim Video and WushuKicks.com.

    CMAT 18 Results are in! – Plus WushuKicks.com Pictures and Videos are up!

    Thursday, May 13th, 2010
    CMAT 18 Gold Medalists

    CMAT 18 Gold Medalists

    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.

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    Here are the videos of the adult wushu all around champions Phil and Ngan.

    Phillip Dang

    Ngan-Ha Ta

    Dennis Ta

    Peter Dang

    Get your professional wushu shoes and equipment at www.WushuKicks.com.

    Videos and photography courtesy of Alfred Hsing.

    CMAT 18 is Today! – Annual Cal Martial Arts Tournament Starts at 8am

    Saturday, May 1st, 2010
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    The official CMAT 18 Tournament begins today! We will have top level traditional and contemporary wushu competitors hitting the competition floor today. There will be guest appearances by Beijing Wushu Team members Wu Di and Gao Jing.

    This is one of, if not the biggest chinese martial art tournament in the United States. We hear there is a bumpin after party as well! =)

    Stay tuned as www.wushukicks.com brings you more coverage of the days events and results!

    CMAT Trailer from derek cheung on Vimeo.