Brunei Government’s support for Wushu development receives praise

James Kon

The Wushu Federation of Asia (WFA) yesterday expressed its appreciation to the Government of Brunei Darussalam in supporting the development of Wushu in Asia and hosting 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championship.

The President of Wushu Federation of Asia Fok Chun Wan, on behalf of the association, highlighted its gratitude in the opening remark during the 48th Wushu Federation of Asia Executive Committee Meeting held at the Conference room of Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

In addition to delivering reports, he hoped to continue to learn more about subsidy programme as well as the development of Wushu in Asia whether about competitions or its marketing.

President of Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam Lim Boon Hwa conveyed his thanks to the WFA for entrusting Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam to host this year’s championship which is the biggest wushu event that Brunei has ever hosted.

He added, “Under the guidance of Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam and the support from the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the preparation is progress steadily.”

The meeting also shared WFA Secretarial report, Technical Committee work report as well as traditional wushu committee report and 10th Asian Wushu Championship.

During the meeting, discussion was held for upcoming championships – the 11th Asian Traditional Wushu (Kung-Fu) Championship in 2020, 11th Asian Junior Wushu Championship on 2021 and the 2nd Asian Cup Wushu Sanda Competition in 2021. The executive committee also touched on Wushu development and promotion in Asia especially on the increase in number of member association and improved technical level in Asia.

The 10th Asian Wushu Championship kicks start today at 8.30am at the Indoor stadium.

The 48th Wushu Federation of Asia Executive Committee Meeting in progress. – PHOTO: JAMES KON