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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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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

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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

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

Videos and photography courtesy of Alfred Hsing.

What are the Best Wushu Shoes?

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

WushuKicks.com’s Top 5 Wushu Shoes of 2010 Review

Feiyue Wushu Shoes

Feiyue Wushu Shoes

Feiyue wushu shoes - the most common and well known shoes for general training for wushu athletes. The feiyue shoes provide the best overall value for a martial arts shoe because it has the highest combined effect of comfort, cushioning, affordability, and durability. A lot of people wear this shoe for kung fu, shaolin, wushu, and parkour / free running training.
Professional Wushu Shoes

Professional Budosaga Wushu Shoes

Professional Budosaga Wushu Shoes - The number 1 wushu shoe for professional athletes used in wushu competitions by world wushu champions. This shoe has a thin sole that lets you feel the carpet or floor beneath you so that you can maintain better balance and a good sense of the floor during back sweeps. The thin sole also protects you from rolling your ankle and lets you feel more comfortable on any jumps or acrobatic moves. This is also one of the lights shoes out there… combined with the leather material which provides loud slaps and a snug contour to your feet with continued use, this is one of the best shoes available.
Tiger Claw Wushu Shoes

Tiger Claw Wushu Shoes

Tiger Claw Martial Arts Shoes good for training and competitions. The leather design works well and also has an added feature that keeps the laces tight so that if you are jumping around and kicking the laces will not easily come undone and will not hurt your hands as much for front slap kicks.
Feiyue Hi Top Shoes

Feiyue Hi Top Shoes

Wushu Feiyue High Top Shoes - The original feiyue wushu shoe now in hi top form! The feiyue hi top shoes also come in a black color as well. You can check them out: Black Feiyue Hi Top Shoes

Adidas Martial Arts Shoes

White Black Adidas Martial Arts Shoes

Adidas SM-II Martial Arts Shoe - This shoe is actually a well-rounded all around martial arts shoe. It is good for in-door and out-door martial arts training so that you don’t hurt your bare feet while doing kicks. A lot of martial artists wear this shoe ranging from styles like wushu to taekwondo. The design is a classic and it is a brand name that you can trust makes high quality sports shoes. You can also check these out in black and red.
adidas martial arts shoe

Adidas Martial Arts Shoes

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Season 2 of Deadliest Warrior sneak peak: Deadliest Warrior Season 2 matchups!

Friday, September 25th, 2009
Deadliest Warrior Season 2

Deadliest Warrior Season 2

WUSHUKICKS.COM DEADLIEST WARRIOR MATCH UP

Here are some potential match ups, though I don’t think the complete line up is OFFICIALLY released.

Here are the Deadliest Warrior Season 2 match ups or types of fighters involved:

(Update 10/9/09: List kindly asked to be removed so that the network can be the ones to officially release the info.) Please check spike.com for updates on Deadliest Warrior 2 info!

All I can say is that I am excited for season 2 of Deadliest Warrior! I am sure it will be bigger and badder.

Listed contributed by authors at www.WushuKicks.com - you can find martial arts related weapons seen on the deadliest warrior at http://www.wushukicks.com/wushu-weapons.html

Share your thoughts on these fighters and who might get matched up with who!

The Rise of MMA – a good or bad thing?

Friday, September 18th, 2009

In the past few years, we have definitely seen a rise of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). It is undeniable that mma and almost its synonym UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is one of if not the fastest growing sport in the world.

There are many MMA promotions out there including WEC, UFC, Strikeforce, etc. UFC President Dana White has indeed been a driving force in the growth of Mixed Martial Arts.

With explanations out of the way- I pose the question: Is the rise of MMA in its present form a good or bad thing?

The Bad:
We have every day guys at the club all fired up and heated thinking that because they took a few lessons in BJJ (Brazillian Jiu Jitsu) that they are now “Martial Artists” and can kick anyone’s ass. There are two things to this:

1) They might actually be able to take on a lighter inexperienced person who has had NO martial arts, bjj, or fighting experience.

2) It’s still annoying for people going around thinking they can “beat this guy or that guy up” and for them to think they actually know martial arts. They’re limited knowledge of 2-3 submission techniques would also predominantly only be useful in a one on one fight where there are rules. I don’t think these people think about that. They take their 3 classes and then start thinking they are unstoppable. That is not the mentality of a true martial artist.

The Good:
It is making the word “martial arts” more popular and more financially popular now that there are larger endorsements rolling in. What we can hope for is the evolution of the sport and for fighters to grow in their martial arts background. Hopefully this means that the people who are truly good are those that study some of the traditions and foundational teachings of martial arts. Ie: respect for fighters/coaches/people, discipline in training and life, precision and traditional techniques beyond the popular styles out there. Hopefully martial arts culture spreading into homes of people who were not familiar with martial arts will only help continue the legacy and traditions of martial arts.

Anyways, these are a few thoughts here at WushuKicks.com

Feel free to share you thoughts on the direction of Mixed Martial Arts and its effect on society and martial arts in general.