Wushu into shortlist for the 2020 Olympics

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TOKYO, June 23 (Xinhua) — Wushu has been included in a shortlist of sports seeking to join the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee Monday accepted eight of the 26 sports that sought to be added to the 2020 Games, including a joint bid from Baseball and Softball. The seven others were Bowling, Karate, Roller Sports, Sport Climbing, Squash, Surfing and Wushu.

After years of efforts to be added as an Olympic program, Wushu finally has another great chance. The International Wushu Federation IWUF states that Wushu’s entry into the Olympic Games integrates ancient and modern, East and West, and also deepens and enriches the Olympic culture.

Wushu’s entry will help enrich, promote, and develop the Olympic spirit. Wushu stresses the harmony between man and nature, man and society, and between human beings themselves, thus enriching the Olympic spirit. Wushu’s core values enhance the sport’s educational value to the younger generation and will have a positive effect on the Olympic Games. Wushu’s entrance into the Games will also stimulate the passion of some 100 million Wushu fans and practitioners worldwide for the Olympic Games, thus increasing the Games’ audience and ratings.

The inclusion of Wushu in the Olympic Games will promote strengthened participation from developing countries, making the Games more representative of our current world as a whole. Due to Wushu’s large number of practitioners and fans, its entrance into the Olympic Games will provide the IOC with a chance to capitalize on the sport’s popularity and huge potential market.

Here at East Bay Wushu, we’re looking forward to seeing Wushu at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!

 


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We had fun joining the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!

Today, East Bay Wushu celebrated the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for the first time! This is an annual event held the last Saturday of April to promote the related disciplines of Taijiquan and Qigong in 100s of cities over 80 countries around the world.

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Brush Knee and Twist Step Forward (搂膝拗步)

We definitely plan to continue celebrating this date every year and hope you join us too!

 

 



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Kicking it at a great new location!

We’ve Moved! East Bay Wushu reopens at new location!
 
Starting in April, come visit us at our new location at Mind Body Dojo in 7512 Fairmount Avenue in El Cerrito. Only 5 minutes away from our previous place, it’s 2,400 square feet of prime workout space in a brand new facility with matted floors, high ceilings, separate men’s and women’s changing rooms, separate restrooms, waiting/viewing area and more.
 
Now is the time…new year, new facility, no excuses to not stop in and feel inspired!
 
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