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US Wushu Team competes at 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Alfred Hsing Sport Accord Combat Games

Alfred Hsing Sport Accord Combat Games

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.

Aug 28 Changquan Alfred Combat Games Wushu Competition

Aug 28 Changquan Alfred Combat Games Competition

Changquan was the first event of the entire Combat Games held at 9am on August 28th, 2010. There was significant media coverage and the event was in part sponsored by Samsung. US athlete Alfred Hsing was 2nd to take the stage. Hsing had a dominant performance that impressed the crowd, however minor technical deductions set his score back. Hsing says “I didn’t make any major mistakes and given that I have been focusing on work in Beijing the past 2-3 months I am pretty happy with my performance today. This will probably be my last major wushu tournament and I am glad I got to share it with my good friends and teammates in Beijing – the land of wushu and where I always dreamed I would be on the main stage competing in front of hundreds. My dreams as a wushu athlete were finally completed today.”

Alfred Hsing Longfist – 2010 Sport Accord Combat Games

Alfred Hsing Athlete Interview with Tom.com (in Mandarin Chinese)

Other notable achievements were made by US team member Peter Dang who took 3rd in the staff competition beating worthy adversaries such as Russia and 2 other Asian countries. In attendance this trip was US team leader Li Su Dong who has in prior years organized Junior and National Wushu Team Trials.

13 Combat Games Ambassadors

13 Combat Games Ambassadors

In addition the Opening Ceremony held on the evening of the 28th spared no expense as a dazzling display of physical prowess and beautiful music filled the stadium main floor. 13 Ambassadors for each sport were in attendance – among the ambassadors were Don “the dragon” Wilson, mma fighter Fedor “the last emperor” Emelianenko, Jet Li, and many other legends of martial arts. The final closing song of the evening was sung by Jackie Chan who was surrounded by dancers and acrobats as the ceremony came to a close.

There are many more events such as kick boxing, sambo, jiu jitsu that are still occurring since the Combat Games just started. Look forward to these amazing sports broadcasts featured online.

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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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cmat18 butterfly kick

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cmat18 beijing wushu team wudi

cmat 18 voltron power up bryan cartago

cmat 18 power up bryan cartago

cmat18 wei-hsin lee

cmat18 wei-hsin lee

cmat18 wushukicks jumbotron

cmat18 sponsor - wushukicks on jumbotron

cmat18 sifu bryant fong

cmat18 sifu bryant fong

cmat18 tiffany reyes

cmat18 tiffany reyes double swords

cmat18 stephanie lim

cmat18 stephanie lim

cmat18 peter dang

cmat18 peter dang

cmat18 ming qiu

cmat18 ming qiu

cmat18 marc goodman

cmat18 marc goodman

cmat18 li jing alfred hsing

cmat18 li jing and alfred hsing

cmat18 judges table

cmat18 judges table

cmat18 emcee announcer alvin hsing

cmat18 emcee announcer alvin hsing

cmat18 wushukicks wushu shoes

cmat18 wushukicks wushu shoes

cmat18 dennis ta

cmat18 dennis ta

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

Phillip Dang

Ngan-Ha Ta

Dennis Ta

Peter Dang

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Videos and photography courtesy of Alfred Hsing.

WushuKicks Exclusive Interview with Alfred Hsing World Wushu Championships Gold Medalist

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
alfred hsing gold medalist at world wushu championships

alfred hsing gold medalist at world wushu championships

These are the full responses to interview questions for Alfred Hsing (First US Wushu Taolu Gold Medalist at the 10th World Wushu Championships in Toronto, Canada) posed by Kung Fu Magazine in Q & A form exclusive at WushuKicks.com

Let’s start the Q&A –

How did you train for competition?

It was actually very tough to train for this competition. I think a
lot of other US wushu team members would agree that after the US Team
Trial competition you feel a little burnt out from training. I trained
as intense as I possibly could to ensure I could make the US team
because making the US wushu team has been a lifelong dream of mine.
After 3-4 months of rigorous training when you make the team, you
realize you have to keep it up for another 4-5 months. Imagine running
a 26.2 mile marathon but right when you approach the finish line, you
are told you have to run another 26.2 miles non stop. That’s how I
felt.

Training for this competition became more of a mental challenge than a
physical struggle. I was already at the peak of my physical skill
level in terms of being able to perform the difficulty moves like 540
outsides, butterfly twist to tornado kick, and so on. Also, at the
time I was training for worlds I had a full time job, my own side
business, and classes to teach so it was very tiring getting myself to
practice.

I usually train by myself and it gets very boring sometimes. Something
that helped me the most was training with people who are excited about
wushu as well. When others are excited it helps to keep you motivated.
Also training with people who are at an elite level is also motivating
and it pushes you to want to do better.

In training for the World Championships I knew that there would be no
room for mistakes so I practiced focusing on perfection. Perfect
speed, perfect difficulty moves, perfect stances, everything. I did
not hit everything all the time, but whenever I would mess up on a
jump or spin or kick I wouldn’t let myself go until I re-did it and
did a clean successful one. Every time I practiced a full form, I
would pretend it was the real thing – that this was the ONE that
counted. We train so many hours and years just for that 1 minute and
20 seconds on the carpet which is why it is so important to over train
your abilities to the point where you could do all the moves 10 times
perfectly in your sleep.

What was it like to win the medal? What do you think of your performance at
the medal-winning event? What feelings did you have before, during, and
after the event?

Winning the medal was everything I dreamed it would be. It was also a
little unreal that such a big dream became a reality so fast. It’s a
little bittersweet that I don’t get to wake up chasing that big dream
anymore, but it just means I have to set bigger goals.

I am absolutely proud of my performance in my medal winning event. In
fact I am happy with all of my events. The day of my events I did not
think about medals or places. I just wanted to give my best possible
performance and enjoy the moment and I did that so I have no regrets.

A lot of people said it would be impossible to win a gold medal at the
World Wushu Championships, but the few people who didn’t know much
about wushu that said “go for the gold” made me think that it was
possible. I adjusted my mindset a few weeks before the competition and
felt that it was achievable. When you don’t believe you can do it of
course you won’t be able to.

Before my actual event I was relatively calm. I put in my time
training and I was prepared. I came to do my best and wasn’t competing
with anyone else there except myself so there was nothing else to do
but wait for my turn. After I finished my form I felt really good. I
knew I nailed everything. My score came out on the monitor and it said
9.72 and tentatively I was in first place after only four other
competitors. There were still many competitors behind me. It was
actually more nerve racking after my performance because each score
after mine could have potentially bumped me down. After all the
competitors had gone, “Alfred Hsing” was still 1st on the monitor. I
was relieved and excited that I had accomplished it. After
accomplishing such a goal, I realize what the saying “It’s not the
destination, it’s the journey” means.

You were selected to the C team in 2007. Do you feel that anything changed
(your training, your attitude, etc.) between then and now to enable you to
progress to the point where you could win a gold medal at the worlds?

Not too much really changed with how I train. It was more about
preparedness. I tried out in 2003 and did not make the team and after
that I almost gave up. Also I became really busy with college and
work. I basically stopped training and competing until 2006 when I
noticed a lot of people I knew continued to advance in wushu. My
hunger to make the US team and compete at worlds never died. I trained
really hard from 2006-2007 which allowed me to catch back up to a top
level US standard, but still it wasn’t enough. I was at a crossroads-
get back to reality and focus on my career or risk my corporate job
and focus on wushu for another 2 years. I chose wushu. Instead of
giving up, my hunger to make the team only grew. Failing to make the
“A” team in 2007 infuriated me to the point that I vowed I would be so
much better that there would be no doubt I would make the A team at
the next team trials. I went to a lot more competitions, got more
experience, and made sure to fix all my mistakes from 2007. By the
time 2009 rolled around I was a lot more confident because I prepared
off the competition carpet. I think since I wasn’t willing to settle
and I made a point in my practices to not make a single mistake that
the training carried over to my results at worlds games as well.

What memories do you have of the championships? The city? The rest of the
team (other athletes, officials)? The organizers? The venue?

I am going to have great memories of my trip to Toronto, Canada for
the 10th World Wushu Championships, not just because of the victory in
my competition but because of all the interlaced positive memories I
have had in the city. It just so happened that along with bringing
home a good score, I also had great teammates that all got along, a
good roommate on the trip, a venue in Toronto that was close enough
for my parents and friends to come watch, and so on. I was very
honored that I had the fortune of having my parents there witnessing
such an important moment in my life. I also met great people from
around the world and ran into international friends that I had trained
with from abroad. I have not been to past World Championships so I can
not compare, but the organizing committee aimed to be as professional
and organized as possible. I want to thank everyone who was involved
in the event, my US wushu teammates for being awesome, my parents for
all their help and support, and all coaches far and near who have
given me advice and help whether it was for a day or for many years.

Thanks again everyone for your support!

-Alfred Hsing

*you can see more clips of alfred at his personal website www.alfredrocks.com

US Wushu Team Taolu and Sanshou Wikipedia Page

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

In an attempt to organize and easily be able to look back at the accomplishments of the past and present US National Wushu Team members (Taolu and Sanshou) WushuKicks.com has created a wikipedia page here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Wushu_Team so that we can combine our knowledge and information to havea comprehensive list of US Wushu Team members and other relevant information. Jiayou all!

2009-2011 US National Taolu Teams
Men’s Team
Alfred Hsing, Peter Dang, Colvin Wang, Max Ehrlich, Alan Zhao
Phillip Dang, Michael Tsai, Donovan, Hui, William Chen, Jian Wei Bench
Chase White, Eugene Moy, Stephon Morton, Jason Liu, Matthew Tay

Women’s Team
Sarah Chang, Joana Pei, Ashley Chung, Stephanie Lim, Elaine Ho
Brenda Hatley, Claudine Tran, Tiffany Reyes, Melissa Yu, Tiffany Wang
Kelly Kim, Jessica Shyy, Samantha Tsen, Karlee Yong, Isabelle Ju

2009 Wushu Sanshou Team Members
Men’s Team
56 kg: J.R. Ridge
60 kg: Josh Simpson
65 kg: Michael Lee
70 kg: Maximillion Chen
80 kg: Alex Cisne
85 kg: Gary Chandler
90 kg: Kasey Corless

Women’s Team
52 kg: Sonia Menjia

2007 US Wushu Team
Men’s Team
Colvin Wang, Collin Lee, Adam Margalit, Peter Dang Dennis Ta
Dennis Shyu, Phillip Dang, Max Ehrlich, Lucas Geller, Michael Tsai
Alex Whitlow, Alfred Hsing, Zach Caruso, Rolando Lee, Charles Hwong

Women’s Team
Sarah Chang, Tenyia Lee, Ngan-Ha Ta, Rachel Margalit, Tiffany Reyes
Joana Pei, Ashley Chung, Claudine Tran, Fifi Zhang, Diana Pei
Teresa Wong, Stephanie Lim, Brenda Hatley, Jennifer Sun, Samantha Tsen

2005 US Wushu Team
Men’s Team
Chris Sexton, Stephan Morton, Jason Lui, Zach Caruso, Philip Dang,
Peter Dang, Colvin Wang, Peter Wolf, Ching-Yin Lee, Collin Lee,
Nick Spencer, Jonathan Chung, Brandon Sugiyama, Dennis Shyu, Jason Liu.

Women’s Team
Jessica Zhang, Sarah Chang, Ngau-Hu Ta, Tiffany Reyes, Joana Pei,
Tenyia Lee, Catherine Archer, Felicia Zhang, Diana Pei, Ashley Chung,
Tencia Lee, Victoria Huang, Mei Chiu, Stephanie Lim, Teresa Wong.

2003 US Wushu Team
Men’s Team
Jason Lui, Stephan Morton, Justin Ma, D.Y. Sao, Arthur Chen, Ching-Yin Lee,
Alex Huyng, Joe Scarcella, Brandon Sugiyama, Rizgi Rachmat, Nadir Yahya, Phillip Dang.

Women’s Team
Cheri Haight, Jessica Zhang, Deborah Yang, Felicia Zhang, Sarah Chang, Jennifer Haight,
Dary Sao, Catherine Archer, Lui Guojing, Diana Pei, Tiffany Reyes, Janice Yeung.

1988 US Wushu Team
Team Leader Steve Rhodes
Team Coach: Zhang, Guifeng
Team Members: Kathy L Andrew Foster Pat Rice
Nick Gracenin Patrick Kelly Kenny Perez
Phillip Wong Duck Luu

1986 US Wushu Team
Team Leaders Christopher Pei Bryant Fong
Team Coach: Zhang, Guifeng
Team Members: Caesar Britten Nick Gracenin Kenny Perez
Greg Walraven Phillip Wong Steve Rhodes
John “Randy” Hegstad

1985 US Wushu Team
Team Leader Tai Yan
Team Coach: Zhang, Guifeng
Team Members: Jeff Falcon Calvin Jones Nick Gracenin
Christopher Pei Hung Stewart Richard Vechiolla
Phillip Wong Christine Chi-ching Yen
Jennifer Hewitt

How did Vietnam rank in wushu junior worlds?

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Viet Nam rank fourth at junior wushu champs

     
  Source: VietNamNet 12/15/2008
 

 

Vietnamese duo Vu Thuy Linh (Photo) and Vu Tra My nabbed another gold in the duilian (set sparring) event, with nine points.

 

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam ranked fourth at the World Junior Wushu Championships which closed in Bali, Indonesia last Saturday.

The team pocketed six gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals. Despite failing to keep its second place ranking, coaches said the team got better results than the last tournament, where they earned five golds, five silvers and seven bronzes.

Pham Quoc Khanh secured his second gold medal here in the boy’s nandao (South broad sword) event with 9.34 points.

He was followed by Xu Kai Gui of Chinese Taipei with 9.25 points, and host athlete Eric Losardi who got 9.18.

Khanh’s teammate Nguyen Thanh Tung shone in the boy’s taijiquan (taichiquan) event, earning 9.27 points for the top place. The runner-up was ULMP Perera of Sri Lanka with 7.25 points.

Vietnamese duo Vu Thuy Linh and Vu Tra My nabbed another gold in the duilian (set sparring) event, with nine points.

Canadian Margherita Cina and Andrea Hung scored 8.77 points to take second place, while He Shixing and Feng Yanhong from Macau came in third with 8.50.

Linh later grabbed a silver medal for Viet Nam in the girl’s nandao event with 9.29 points. Malaysian Tai Cheau Xuen squeaked by with a 0.03 point lead for the gold. Russian Irina Saulina stood in third with 9.19.

Although there were high expectations, Vietnamese martial artists who competed in sanshou (combat) events did not bring home any gold, despite three of them making it to final matches.

Tan Thi Ly glided to the final round of the girl’s 56kg class, but she lost 1-2 to Chinese athlete Chen Qing. Her teammate Do Thi Nhan lost 1-2 to Zao Xuna, also from China, in the girl’s 48kg category. Hoang Hong Tu made it to the girl’s 52kg final against Akbar Mohammad of Iran, but could not get the win.

Powerhouse China clinched the top position with 16 gold and two silver medals. The Japanese team showed enormous progress this year, coming in second with eight golds, five silvers and five bronzes.

The Chinese, however, were not invincible. They failed to make two of the eight finals they were fighting for in the sanshou arena, in both instances going down to their Russian opponents.

Six of Iran’s competitors made the finals, but only four managed victories.

“We had expected more, but winning five gold medals makes us happy,” Abbas Varizi, an Iranian team official, said.

Host Indonesia, collected six golds, eight silvers and eight bronzes, a big leap from the first championship held in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, when they returned home with only a single gold, silver and two bronze medals.

The second World Junior Wushu Championship featured 44 countries, 27 of which are returning home with medals.