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World Wushu-Kungfu Day

Celebrate IWUF’s 30th Anniversary Together: Share Wushu. Share Health.

3rd World Wushu-Kungfu Day: (#WWKD2020)

August 8, 2020

World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) is a global celebration of wushu-kungfu. WWKD is celebrated each year the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and is accompanied by a theme each time.  In 2018 and 2019, wushu fans on every continent came together in wushu federations, schools, clubs, communities, town squares, and even in the streets to show their passion for the sport and pastime they love so much.

 

“Wushu’s inclusion into Olympics, as our significant goal and vision, will always be borne in mind to make it happen at an earlier stage. ”

 

GOU Zhongwen

President of International Wushu Federation

Minister of Sports of China

President of Chinese Olympic Committee

 

This year, 2020, is the 30th Anniversary of IWUF (1990.10.3-). On January 8, IOC announced that wushu is included as an official sport in the Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), inspiring the global wushu community.

 

Currently, COVID-19 is spreading around the world and the lives and work of many wushu friends are affected. However, the passion and love of wushu do not cease. A great number of federations are holding online wushu competitions and activities, and many people practice wushu and kungfu at home. By a series of “Online” Activities, we encourage all wushu people to share posts, pictures, or videos online together to celebrate together! We’ve seen that around 50 countries and regions across five continents have celebrated this year’s WWKD by creative online campaigns and activities, and wish IWUF a Happy and Prosperous 30th Anniversary!

 

We’re excited by how much the worldwide wushu-kungfu community has grown, and inspired by all of our potential for the future. We look forward to your participation and enthusiasm as we all celebrate IWUF’s 30th Anniversary together!

 

In the meantime, check out some of the fun WWKD celebrations on Facebook, WeChat, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #WWKD2020 and #IWUF30thAnniversary.

Review of WWKD History and Celebrations

 

About WWKD

On September 28, 2017, the 14th International Wushu Federation Congress, held during the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan, approved the initiative to establish the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) in 2018, in order that as many people as possible be able to come together to celebrate wushu-kungfu. WWKD is celebrated each year the first Saturday on or following August 8th, and is accompanied by a theme each time.

As the leader of the worldwide wushu movement, the IWUF is committed not only to pursuing wushu’s inclusion in the Olympic Program, but also to wushu becoming part of a globally shared, healthy lifestyle. Wushu promotes the concepts of peace, friendship, health, and an appreciation for nature. We aim to raise global awareness of all practitioners, forms, and styles of wushu-kungfu, be those contemporary competition forms or traditional styles.

 

Growing together

 

The benefits of kungfu practice, including developing athleticism, promoting health, boosting confidence, fostering community, and engaging in cultural exchange, are no secret to wushu-kungfu practitioners and fans, and the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) is thrilled by how much the worldwide wushu-kungfu community has grown, and inspired by all of our potential for the future.  We hope that through this holiday more people all over the world will be able to understand wushu and make it a part of their everyday life – together! Let’s wushu-kungfu together on World Wushu-Kungfu Day!

1st World Wushu-Kungfu Day  (#WWKD2018)

August 11, 2018

Wushu-Kungfu in Everyday Life

 

On August 11, 2018, the first official World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) was proudly celebrated around the world with great success. From Australia to China, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, USA, India and South Africa — just to name a few! — wushu clubs, schools and individuals in dozens of countries took part in public demonstrations, parties and other wushu-kungfu themed events. Energy was high, and social media was abuzz with photos, videos and words about wushu-kungfu.

2nd World Wushu-Kungfu Day: (#WWKD2019)

August 10, 2019

Wushu-Kungfu with Friends Everywhere

On Saturday, August 10, 2019 wushu practitioners, fans, and athletes on all five continents excitedly celebrated the second World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD). Wushu clubs, schools and individuals in dozens of countries energetically took part in performances, competitions, and in-house exhibitions, and social media was buzzing as people marked their photos, videos, and memories with the hashtag #WWKD2019 photos.

 

“Wushu-Kungfu with Friends Everywhere” was the theme of WWKD 2019, and the holiday successfully achieved its goal of raising global awareness of all forms of wushu-kungfu and practitioners of all styles, whether traditional styles or contemporary competition forms. It was evident that wushu-kungfu practice helps develop athleticism, promote health, boost confidence, foster community, and promote cultural exchange.

 

Since the first World Wushu-Kungfu Day (WWKD) in 2018 came to a close last year, the IWUF continued thinking of ways for wushu-kungfu enthusiasts all over the world to become even more involved in this year’s holiday, and so announced the “2019 WWKD Logo Design Competition,” for which over 100 designs were submitted for consideration. The final logo, designed by Iunusova Albina of Kyrgyzstan, appeared in and on posters, souvenirs, announcements, and videos leading up to, on, and following WWKD.

 

In addition to the successful implementation of a WWKD logo design competition, the official WWKD 2019 Brochure was made available in 7 languages. Owing to the help of wushu experts all over the world, the brochure was available to download, print, and distribute as part of this exciting step in the worldwide wushu movement.

 

Finally, in recognition of the efforts and support of IWUF member federations, along with individual educational institutions, clubs, and enthusiasts to participate in promoting wushu through exciting and unique WWKD activities, the IWUF organized the selection of individual organizations as “2019 WWKD Outstanding Organizer” and individual activities as “2019 WWKD Outstanding Promotion” for World Wushu-Kungfu Day in 2019.

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