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The Sixth Beijing International Wushu Invitational Commpetition

 

 
Invitation of  

The 2nd World Taijiquan and Health Conference

 

The United Nations proclaimed 2006 as the International Year of Sport and Physical Education. The goal is to “encourage the use of sports to promote education, health, development and  peace”. To respond to this launch, push forward wushu’s healthy and scientific development worldwide, and provide an opportunity for world Taijiquan enthusiasts and researchers to exchange skills, the “Chinese Dragon” 2nd World Taijiquan Health Conference, sponsored by the Chinese Wushu Association and the Municipal People’s Government of Haikou will be held from December 18 to 20, 2006 in Haikou, the beautiful nice-weathered capital city of Hainan Province, China. I. Aims of the Conference: Unity, Friendship, Peace and Health II. The events of the conference will include grand and unique opening and closing ceremonies, Taijiquan competitions, lectures on Taijiquan fitness, demonstrations and tutoring by famous Taijiquan masters, wushu equipment exhibition and tour to Hainan Island, etc. The Chinese Wushu Association and the Municipal People’s Government of Haikou are expecting your participation warm-heartedly.

 

Chinese Wushu Association / Municipal People’s Government of Haikou
June 2, 2006

 

 

Haikou City

 

Haikou is the capital city of Hainan Province, China's biggest Special Economic Zone. Located on the northern part of Hainan Island, Haikou is the political, economic, culture, information, commerce and trade center of the Hainan province. Its land area is 2304.8 km² and its population is 1.7 million.
Haikou is at the north rim of the tropics and is ruled by tropical island monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 23.8°C and an annual average rainfall of 1595.7mm. The yearly sunshine time averages 1881 hours. With white beaches, blue seawater, meandering coast, Haikou is filled with charming tropical glamour. Haikou has many places of historical interests such as intact volcanic relics and hot springs. It is a tourist attraction with magic beauty and it is also a green and modern city. Haikou has been ranked the fifth among the world large and medium size cities in terms of its air quality. It has been selected by the World Health Organization and China Public Health Ministry as China's first trail city for "World Health Cities" program. Haikou has also entitled as "China's Best Tour City", "China's Best Residential Environment Award", "National Sanitary City", "National Landscape Garden City". Haikou has excellent ecological environment and enjoys the titles of "Health City" and "Ecological City". Therefore, the city is regarded as an outstanding city with excellent residential environment and is good for outdoor activities. Citizens of Haikou lead a joyful and affluent life.
The wonderful Taijiquan blends Chinese Yin and Yang conception, strength and flexibility, fitness and fighting skills. With its several hundreds of years of evolution, development, and inheritance of Taijiquan masters for generations, Taijiquan has already been an important part of excellent Chinese traditional culture and is deeply loved by enthusiasts of Chinese culture and wushu. The organization of the "Chinese Dragon" 2nd World Taijiquan Health Conference in Haikou will provide a platform for wushu enthusiasts to exchange wushu skills and it will surely be a journey of health for all the participants.

 

Regulations

1. Date and Place
Date
December 18 – 20
Place
HaikouHainan Province
2. Host Organizations
Chinese Wushu Association
Municipal People’s Government of Haikou
3. Organizers
Haikou Culture and Sports Administration
Hainan Shijin Culture & Sports Industry Co., LTD
4. Participants
4.1 Member federations of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF)
4.2 Wushu organizations recognized by the member federations of the International Wushu Federation
4.3 Those wushu organizations located in the countries or territories not affiliated to the International Wushu Federation
5. Competition Events
5.1 Taijiquan Competition Routines (Chen Style, Yang Style, Wu Style, Sun Style, Wu2 Style, 42 Forms and Simplified 24 Forms), Taijijian Competition Routines (42 Forms Sword);
5.2 Traditional Routines
5.2.1 Chen Style, Yang Style, Wu Style, Sun Style, Wu2 Style and other
traditional Taijiquan routines and Taiji Apparatus routines, but competition routines and Simplified 24 Forms Taijiquan are excepted.
Same kind of barehanded and apparatus routines will be in one group. If there are less than 5 people in one barehanded or apparatus routine, the participants will be grouped into other kind of barehanded and apparatus routine.
5.3 Group Events
Each group shall be composed of 6 – 10 persons for both male and female. Music may be accompanied to the routines (Tapes shall be brought by the participants.)
6. Participating Methods
6.1 Each team shall be composed of 1 team leader, 1 coach, 1 doctor and there is no limitation to the number of athletes.
6.2 Each participant may enter at most 2 events and each team may enter 1 group event.
6.3 Classification of ages
Group A: Under 16 years (including 16 years)
Group B: Between 17 - 35 years
Group C: Between 36 - 55 years
Group D: Above 56 years
7. Competition Method
7.1 The competition includes individual events and group events.
7.2 The competition routines and traditional routines will adopt the “International Wushu Competition Rules” endorsed by the IWUF in 1999. The group events will adopt the “Wushu Competition Rules” examined and approved by the China State Sports Commission in 1991.
7.3 Time limit
7.3.1 Competition Routines: 5 – 6 minutes for Chen Style, Yang Style, Wu Style, Sun Style, Wu2 Style, 42 Forms Taijiquan; 4 – 5 minutes for 24 Forms Taijiquan; 3 – 4 minutes for 42 Forms Taijijian
7.3.2 Traditional Routines: 4 - 5 minutes for all kinds of Taijiquan; 3 - 4 minutes for Taijijian; 1.30 – 4 minutes for other apparatus
7.3.3 Group Events: 3 – 5 minutes
8. Placing and Awards
8.1 The first prize (1/5 of the total participants), second prize and third prize (2/5 of the total participants) of competition and traditional routines will be awarded separately according to the age groups of male and female.
8.2 The first prize (1/5 of the total teams), second prize and third prize (2/5 of the total teams) of group events (Taijiquan, Taiji apparatus and Taijiquan with Apparatus) will be awarded separately according to the events.
9. Entry And Registration
9.1 Preliminary Entry: The duly completed Preliminary Entry Form (2 copies in A4 format) must reach the Foreign Affairs Division of the Chinese Wushu Association and the Organizing Committee by mail or fax no later than 24:00 hrs (Beijing Standard Time) August 31, 2006.
9.2 Final Entry: The Final Entry Form (2 copies in A4 format) and 2 copies of
passports must reach the Foreign Affairs Division of the Chinese Wushu Association and the Organizing Committee by mail or fax no later than 24:00 hrs (Beijing Standard Time) October 15, 2006.
9.3 The participating teams are required to register on December 16, 2006 at the Haikou Indoor Stadium. Its address is: No. 36, Binhai Boulevard, Haikou, Hainan Province, China. Tel: 0898-68550409 Fax: 0898-68550407. The transportation between the airport and the hotel will be arranged.
10. Financial Conditions
Each team member is charged US$ 45 per day
double room in three star hotel; US$ 60 (single room in three star hotel); US$ 55 (double room in four star hotel); US$ 70 (single room in four star hotel); US$ 70 (double room in five star hotel); US$ 85 (single room in five star hotel). The expenses include board and lodging in Haikou.
11. Other Matters
11.1 The participants shall go through “Life Insurance” formalities on their own.
11.2 To ensure the layout of the competition is in good order, under special circumstances, participants may apply to the Competition Department in writing for changes of events before 16:00 of August 17 but there will be a charge of US$30 per event or participant.
12. The matters uncovered in this regulation will be notified in due course. 

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