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Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

As of now, Mr. Kyriakos Panagopoulos, Mr Takis Dimas and their schools, are no longer members of Tang's International Kung Fu Association.
Any of their activities will no longer have any relationship with Master Tang Tung Wing and his International Chinese Kung Fu Association.

1) EXCELLENT RESULTS IN THE 2015 PANHELLENIC KUNG FU CHAMPIONSHIP

2] TANG'S CHINESE KUNG FU TEAM WON 29 GOLD MEDALS IN 2010 HONG KONG's 5th INTERNATIONAL WUSHU COMPETITION

3] TANG'S CHINESE KUNG FU TEAM WON 15 GOLD MEDALS IN 2009 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WUSHU COMPETITION

4] AN INTERVIEW WITH MASTER TANG TUNG WING FROM FIGHTER MAGAZINE IN CZECH REPUBLIC

5) EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PANHELLENIC WUSHU KUNG FU CHAMPIONSHIP 2009

6] NEW BRANCH IN IOANNINA

7] CHOI MOK PAI G. MASTER LIU BIU

8] GRAND MASTER WANG XIAN SEMINARS IN ATHENS

9] MASTER TANG TUNG WING'S TRIUMPH IN THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF TAI CHI CHUAN IN CHINA

10] THE SECOND WORLD TRADITIONAL WUSHU CHAMPIONSHIP 2006 - ZHENGZHOU, CHINA

11] KUNG-FU INSTRUCTOR EXAMS

12] TANG'S CHINESE KUNG FU ASSOCIATION (T.C.K.F.A) ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2006

13] GRAND MASTER LIU JING ROU'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

14] TANG'S HUNG GAR KUNG FU ASSOCIATION - ITALY BRANCH

15] TRADITIONAL KUNG FU SPREADS TO ITALY

1) Excelent Results in the 2015 PanHellenic Kung Fu Championship

Tang's International Chinese Kung Fu Association participated in the 2015 Panhellenic Kung Fu Championship in which its athletes competed and excelled in various categories.
The results were as follows:

Mario Skoufos: Gold medal in Tai Chi Chuan
Peter Heilakis: Gold medal in Short Weapons 
Peter Maragos: Gold medal in Tai Chi Chuan
Gerico Villarico: Gold medal in Hung Gar Empty Hands
Daniel Galanis: Gold medal in 64 Bagua Hands and Gold medal in Nan Chuan
Dimitris Andreikos: Silver medal in 64 Bagua Hands
Achilles-Apostolos Manthos: Gold medal in Hung Gar Empty Hands and Gold medal in Nan Chuan
Katerina Tsohou: Bronze medal in στα Hung Gar Empty Hands and Bronze medal in Nan Chuan
Katerina MylonaBronze medal in Hung Gar Empty Hands and Silver medal in Nan Chuan
Spiros ZevgolatakosBronze medal in Hung Gar Empty Hands
Lucas TsohosBronze medal in Hung Gar Empty Hands and Silver medal in Nan Chuan
Helen Theodoropoulou: Gold medal in Wing Chun, Siu Lum Tao
Titsiana Giuseppe: Gold medal in Tai Chi Chuan.

2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships 2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships
2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships 2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships
2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships 2015 Pan Hellenic Kung Fu Championships

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2] Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in 2010 Hong Kong's 5th International Wushu Competition

Hong Kong's 5th International Wushu Competition , organized by the Hong Kong Wushu School and the Chinese Zhejiang Wushu Association , was held on the 23rd to the 25th of August 2010.

190 teams and more than 2500 athletes from all over the world took part.
Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association was also invited to this big event as team member of the Hellenic Wushu - Kung Fu Federation to represent Greece.
Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung - Fu Association with a total of 13 students , competed in 8 individual events : Hung gar , Wing Chum , Baguazhang , Chen / yang Taijiquan , Tanglong , Choi Mok Pai.

Each and every member of the team won gold medals in their category, bringing back a total of 29 Gold medals. Furthermore Master Tang Tung Wing won the Best Coach Award in the competition. Therefore the competition was a great success both for the Hellenic Wushu - Kung Fu federation as for Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association , in all styles.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

The names of the Greek team members , are as following:
Vagia Bitsikokou 2 gold , Adriana - Ioanna Karantinou 2 gold , Patrick - Georgios Karantinos 2 gold , Christos Stavropoulos 2 gold , Georgios Apostolopoulos 2 gold , Kyriakos Panagopoulos 3 gold , Evgenia Panagopoulou 3 gold , Leonidas Panagopoulos 3 gold , Nikolaos Kerasiotis 2 gold , Fotios Sideris 2 gold , Dimitra Tsakaki 2 gold , Themistoklis Raptis 2 gold , Fragkiskos Gkrispos 1 gold.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

Furthermore both the Italian and Czech republic branches of Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association , were invited to participate and every one of the team members won gold medals in their category.
The names of the Italian branch team members , are as following:
Guliano Visani 2 gold , Fabio Tonna 3 gold , Manuele Frau 3 gold.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

The names of the Czech Republic branch team members are as following:
Jiri Hauska 7 gold , Katerina Hauskova 6 gold , Eduard Ticky 4 gold , Lukas Palus 2 gold , Petra Vejrazkova 3 gold , Veronika Partikova 3 gold , Miroslav Lecian 4 gold , Filip Travniceh 4 gold , Jaroslav Nemecek 3 gold , Jiri Kominek 2 gold.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 29 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

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3] Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in 2009 Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition
Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

The 4th Hong Kong International Wushu Competition, organized by the Hong Kong Wushu School and the Chinese Zhejiang Wushu Association was held in Hong Kong , China in 3-5 of March, 2009.
The competition included more than 1600 athletes from over 30 countries. Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association was invited to take part in this big event and represent their country. The team of Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association with 6 students competed in the following 4 individual events:
Hung Gar (Nanquan), Wing Chun, Baguazhang and weapons.
Each and every single member of the team won the gold medal in their category, bringing back a total of 15 Gold medals as well as winning the Best Team Award of the Competition.
Furthermore Master Tang Tung Wing won the Best Coach Award in the competition. Thus, the competition was a great success for the Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Team for all styles.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition
Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition
Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition
Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition
Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Team won 15 Gold Medals in Hong Kong International Wushu Competition

Please see below for the photos and the summary of results for
Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Teams.

Vagia Bitsikokou is an instructor at Ilissia Headquarters, and is the student of Master Tang Tung Wing. In 2006 she won 1 Gold and 1 Silver Medal in the 3rd World Wushu Championships in China. In 2009 she won 2 Gold Medals in the 2 individual events, Baguazhang, and Weapon.

Vagia Bitsikokou Master Tang Tung Wing, Vagia Bitsikokou
Vagia Bitsikokou Vagia Bitsikokou
Vagia Bitsikokou Vagia Bitsikokou
Vagia Bitsikokou Vagia Bitsikokou
Vagia Bitsikokou Vagia Bitsikokou
Vagia Bitsikokou

Panagiotis Tountas is an instructor at Ilissia Headquarters and is a student of Master Tang Tung Wing. He won 2 Gold Medals in the 2 individual events, Hung Gar, and Weapon.

Panagiotis Tountas Panagiotis Tountas, Master Tang Tung Wing
Panagiotis Tountas Panagiotis Tountas
Panagiotis Tountas Panagiotis Tountas
Panagiotis Tountas Panagiotis Tountas
Panagiotis Tountas Panagiotis Tountas

Athanasios Gkikas is an instructor at the Voula Branch and is a student of Sifu Takis Dimas. He won 2 Gold Medals in the 2 individual events, Hung Gar, and Weapon.

Athanasios Gkikas Master Tang Tung Wing, Athanasios Gkikas
Athanasios Gkikas Athanasios Gkikas
Athanasios Gkikas Athanasios Gkikas
Athanasios Gkikas Athanasios Gkikas
Athanasios Gkikas

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4] An Interview with Master Tang Tung Wing From Fighter Magazine in Czech Republic

Master Tang Tung Wing Interview Master Tang Tung Wing Interview

1. Why did you start to practice Kung - fu?

When I was young, my health and my character were not strong enough and I was very often ill and afraid. I was feeling useless… One day my uncle advised me to start training Kung Fu to become stronger to face any challenge in my life, to find balance for myself and to be able to defend myself as well. For these reasons I decided to start training Kung Fu.

2. Why so many styles? One style is not enough?

This is a good question! Why do we have so many styles?
It happens not only in Kung Fu but in other subjects also, such as Dance, Music, Sports, Cooking, Religion, Politics etc.
This differentiation happens due to different time, place, the different needs and the people's background that practice the style or the subjects. Character, experience, understanding, purpose and the conditions are only some variables. Through centuries we have many different opinions and experiences inculcated into this art. Starting from one style and from one to grow into two, from two to three, this is the way of natural development of the art that creates the variety of styles we have and will continue so. But although one style may be more than enough for somebody, for somebody else one may be not enough. It depends on the purpose of the practitioner. There are two sides to everything. The good side for involving into many different styles is that you will learn more skills and attain more knowledge, but on the other hand you will more easily get confused from the different styles you are practicing. I strongly recommend to the practitioner to start practicing one style of Kung Fu and training to build a strong foundation and skills on it, than to involve into more than one.
You can drink different kind of tea but not at the same time!

Master Tang Tung Wing Interview Master Tang Tung Wing Interview

3. Is there any connection between them? What is different and what is the same?

All the styles of kung fu are connected. All the styles combine the Chinese Medicine, Physics, Philosophy, Logic, Psychology and self-defense. The idea, the practical function, and the goal are the same but the way and the characteristics are different.

4. All styles of Kung - fu practice forms, why?

Form in Kung Fu is the way to guide the practitioner into the style. It is the key of the style. The forms are developed by different individuals for various purposes. Forms are used to develop power, grace, endurance, balance, coordination. In practicing kung fu forms, the mind and the mental aspects must be involved in all types of physical activities. Forms' training is necessary and a very important step in learning a style. When practicing forms you must know the purposes of the form and understand the details of the movements, as well as their applications.

Master Tang Tung Wing Interview Master Tang Tung Wing Interview

5. What are other necessary parts of Kung - fu practice?

Besides practicing forms, the stretching exercises, the breathing exercises (Chi Kung), meditation and the fighting application training are very important components for all styles. Of course many well known exercises such as Iron palm, Wooden Dummy, Sand Bag, Iron Ring, Forearm strike, fingers strike, Pushing Hands etc are absolutely necessary for some styles but for some others are not, it depends on the Characteristic of the style.

6. Why do you take part in competition?

My purpose during the competition is neither the medal, nor the comparison of myself with other people; the opponent is I. This is the way that competition can help me to improve myself to find my new maximum and to be refreshed and ready all the time.

7. What is the secret of your success, the success of your students?

I can't say I am successful but I can tell you my secret for approaching success: loyalty and honesty to myself and to my students and working hard together. This is my secret!

Master Tang Tung Wing Interview Master Tang Tung Wing Interview

8. How do you live - in comparison with "normal" people? Do you have some special healthy lifestyle?

I am not a special person, I am not a monk. I follow nature and listen to my body. I eat everything, I drink but not much, I do not smoke and I live as a normal person, nothing special.
I believe in the healthy way of life, namely to find the balance between the mental and the physical and to control yourself in a harmonious way.

9. When someone wants to start to practice, how to choose the style?

Firstly they have to know their purposes, why they want to practice Kung Fu. These are according to their background, age, the physical condition, mental aspect, and the characters of the person. These variables will lead them to choose the style. If they don't know the differences among the styles of Kung fu, the best way is to ask for an advice from someone who knows the art. But beware the answer of the advised: mostly the advice is: "My style is the best for you"!

Master Tang Tung Wing Interview Master Tang Tung Wing Interview

10. How does one choose a good teacher? What is the most important quality of a good teacher?

In China, according to the old way you choose a good teacher by following three steps: the first step is to watch. To watch his performance and his behavior. The second is to listen: to listen to his opinion and the knowledge of his arts. The third step is to touch: touching means physical contact with him to realize the ability of the teacher. Of course you must ask for this in a proper way and not as a challenge.
But above all the most important thing is the morality of the teacher. Nowadays you can also use the same way to choose a good teacher.

11. Do you have any motto for your life?

Learn to walk before you run.

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5) Excellent Performances in the Panhellenic Wushu Kung Fu Championship 2009

The Association of Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu participated in Panhellenic Wu Shu Kung Fu Championship 2009 in which its athletes competing in various categories excelled by winning 19 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze medals.

From the School of Ilissia 3 students of Sifu Tony Giannoulis competed, winning 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

From the School of Piraeus 10 students of Sifu Stayros Stofilas competed, winning 8 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze medals.

From the School of Spetses 10 students of Sifu Vagelis Mytilineos competed, winning 2 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals.

From the School of Vari 10 students of Sifu Kyriakos Panagopoulos competed, winning 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

From the School of Agia Paraskevi 2 students of Sifu Giannis Spyridakis competed, winning 1 gold, 1 silver and bronze medals.

2009 Pan Hellenic WuShu Kung Fu Championships 2009 Pan Hellenic WuShu Kung Fu Championships
2009 Pan Hellenic WuShu Kung Fu Championships 2009 Pan Hellenic WuShu Kung Fu Championships

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6] New Branch in Ioannina

Sifu Christos Stavropoulos Sifu Christos Stavropoulos

Sifu Christos Stavropoulos was born in Athens in the prefecture of Attica. He is a municipal policeman with a univercity education. His training in martial arts started in his teens. He followed Master Tang Tung Wing, learning Choi Mok Pai and Liuhe Tanglang Kung Fu under his instruction. Sifu Christos Stavropoulos demonstrated that he meets all the standards and requirements both technical and organizational to be accepted by Master Tang Tung Wing as his personal student and to be officially recognized as Master Tang's representative in Ioannina. Therefore: the Hellenic Chinese Wushu Association - Ioannina has been incorporated into the Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association and Sifu Christos Stavropoulos has been appointed exclusive representative instructor for Master Tang Tung Wing for Choi Mok Pai Kung Fu in Ioannina.

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7] Choi Mok Pai G. Master Liu Biu

Choi Mok Pai G. Master Liu Biu Choi Mok Pai G. Master Liu Biu

Master Tang Tung Wing with his students to visit his Choi Mok Pai Kung Fu brother G.Master Liu Biu in Hong Kong.

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8] Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece

Grand Master Wang Xian's Chen Taiji Chuan seminars which were held from the 11th to 16th March at the gymnasium of 2nd High School at Vari, met with great success.
Grand Master Wang Xian, 19th generation successor of Chen Taiji Chuan, a living legend in the world of Taiji, surpassed every expectation with his unmatching technique and methodical teaching and his outstanding skill in the practical application of the art. He was accompanied by the following Masters:

    1. Master Yan Soujie: Trained in the Chen village by Grand Master Wang Xian, Master Yan Soujie is the president of Wang Xian's Chinese Martial Arts Research Institute, winner of many gold medals in national and international martial art competitions. She is an internationally recognized teacher, having taught not only in China but in France, Spain, Italy and America. Her name is included in the books "Collection of International Celebrities" and "Outstanding People of China".
    2. Master Tang Tung Wing, a highly accomplished Master in various styles of external and internal Kung Fu, trained in Hong Kong and China from the age of 8, he became personal disciple of Grand Master Wang Xian from the year 2000, learning Chen Taiji Chuan in Chen village of China, exclusive representative of the International Chenjiagou Wang Xian Taiji Association in Greece. He won 2nd place in the world 2007 championship in Hong Kong and he obtained a gold medal in the international championships in 2007 in Jia Juo China, head instructor of Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association of Greece, Italy and Czech Republic.
    3. Master Shi Ronghua, with decades of experience in Taiji Chuan and in Bugua Zhang, winner of many titles in Chinese tournaments, personal disciple of Grand Master Wang Xian from 2006, founder and president of the Italian branch of the Wang Xian Chinese Martial Arts Research Institute, and winner of 2nd place in the International Taiji Chuan championships in 2007 in Jia Juo, China.

For 20 hours in a 6 day period, the above Masters tirelessly shared their knowledge and expertise in Chen Taiji Chuan with the large number of Greek students. The program of the seminars included:

      1. The teaching of the 42 movement Wang Xian Chen Taiji Chuan form with detailed analyses and practical applications of the techniques.
      2. Teaching in the art of "Pushing Hands" in Chen Taiji Chuan emphasizing the fundamental principles and technical subtleties of the movements.
      3. Teaching of traditional methods of Chi Kung in Chen Taiji Chuan which are an integral element of the art.

Many instructors of Taiji Chuan and other Martial Arts took part in the seminars. From the Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association branches, the following instructors participated:
Giannoulis Anthony, Spiridakis Giannis, Dimas Takis, Panagopoulos Kiriakos, Mitilineos Vaggelis, Bitsikokou Yiouli, Drakakis Kostas, Zografakis Dimitris, Gikas Thanassis, Casagrande Tiziana and Karantinos Patrick.
It was a unique experience for all participants as Masters of such caliber as Grand Master Wang Xian and his assistants can very rarely be found in Greece.

In the evening of the 16th March, instructor and international champion of Tang's Kung Fu Association, Sifu Stofilas Stavros organized a farewell party in honor of Grand Master Wang Xian and his assistants at the well-known "Pearl of the East" Chinese restaurant in Pasalimani.
Masters and students from all the branches of Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association celebrated together with exceptional food, wine and music.
Mr. Dionisios Tsetselis, publisher of "Path to Martial Arts" magazine and many martial art books and representative of the Wu style Taiji Chuan in Greece, as well as the well-known director Aliki Danesi-Knatsen, were present at the celebration. During the event honorary awards were presented to the Chinese Masters.
When the festive evening came to an end the Chinese Masters were applauded by all present and the following morning they left for China.

Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece
Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece
Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece Grand Master Wang Xian Seminars in Greece

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9] Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship of Tai Chi Chuan in China

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

In modern day China, Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) competitions are very popular in every city, province and county. Every year there is also a national championship, where the best Tai Chi adepts from all over China compete. In recent years, with Taiji's increasing widespread, popularity, international tournaments are also organized. One of the greatest of these, took place in August 2007, in the city of Jiaozuo, China. Master Tang Tung Wing, was present and his performance will be a memorable one.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

The 4th International Tajiguan Exchange Competition was sponsored by the Chinese Wushu Association and undertaken by the Henan Provincial Sports Bureau and the Municipal Government of Jiaozuo city on the 20th of August. This championship, which takes place every two years, has attracted worldwide recognition. In this year's championship 32 countries, 202 teams and 2.253 athletes from all over the world participated. For four days (20 - 24th August) all these athletes gave of their best, competing in four different events:

    • 1. Compulsory Routines: Taijiquan competition routines (Styles Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun, Wu 2 style and 42 Forms Taijiquan), Taiji Sword Competition Routine, 24 Forms Taijiquan, 32 Forms Taiji Sword Competition Routine.
    • 2. Traditional Routines: Styles Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun, Wu 2 style and other traditional styles as well as other different routines of Taiji weapons.
    • 3. Team events: Barehanded, weapon or barehanded and weapons mixed routines performed by 6 - 10 athletes in every team.
    • 4. Taiji Push Hands competition, including eleven different weight divisions (three for women and eight for men).

This great Taijiquan championship took place in Jiazuo's Sport Center which includes three gyms and four fields. The first field hosted the Compulsory Routines Competitions, the second field the Traditional Routines Competitions, the third field the Taiji Push Hands Contest and the fourth field the Domestic Athletes Compulsory and Traditional Routines Competition. Besides the Taijiquan and Taiji Push Hands stadiums warm-up Fields were in the south of the third field.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

The opening ceremony was held on the 20th of August and was divided into two parts: The first part started at 15.30 in Jiaojuo's Conference Center and the second part started at 20.00 that same evening in the Sport Center's closed stadium. This spectacular event included music, dancing and singing from the best artist groups of China as well as Taijiquan demonstrations from the greatest Masters of the art. The following morning, the competitors traveled by bus to the world famous Chen Village, home of today's Taijiguan, which is near Jiaozuo city. The aim of this visit was to pay homage to the Taijiquan ancestors who created, refined and handed down the art to the present day.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

The Chen Village had been prepared for a great celebration for the multitudes of visitors. Besides, touring the village and sightseeing, the visitors were taken to the Grand Taiji Museum built recently in the village. There, the visitors were guided through halls and corridors filled with statues and murals depicting the greatest Taiji Masters of the past. There, were also many exhibits of the Masters' personal items (weapons, manuscripts, diaries, etc.).

In an enormous area near the village, an area intended for an open stadium where the next International Taijiquan Championships will be held, a thousand students from the Chen Village lined up in perfect order and dressed in traditional Taiji uniforms performed with precision and synchronization a traditional Chen style form. The crowd responded with a burst of applause. Then the visitors were guided to the new closed stadium of the Village, a four storey pagoda shaped building, containing training gyms, conference halls and other sport facilities. Although almost ready, the stadium will not be in operation until the next International Taijiquan Championship.

On a specially designed platform, Taiji champions and Grandmasters performed a spectacular demonstration. Empty hand forms, traditional weapons forms, pushing hands, Q. Qong exercises, etc. The famous "Four Diamonds" or "Four Tigers" of Chen Taiji, were present and their performance was breathtaking. The four top Masters of Chen Tai Chi, Chen Xsiao Wang, Chen Jen Lei, Wang Xian and Zhou Tian Cai, demonstrated at the opening and closing ceremony as well as at a special festival held in the town of Jiazuo during the days of the championship.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

The Championships competition began in the afternoon of the same day and continued for the following three days from 8.00 - 12.00, 14.30 - 18.00 and 19.30 - 21.00. At the same time, exhibitions from famous Taiji Masters took place daily at 8.00 and 14.30 for the whole duration of the championship. These exhibitions took place on the 1st floor of Jiaozuo's Sport Center and on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th floor of the closed stadium of the city's sport academy. According to the official schedule of the championship, twenty two famous Taiji Masters demonstrated these 4 days. These include the "Four Diamonds of Chen Taiji" as well and the top masters from the Yang, Wu, Hua and the styles from the modern Wushu Taiji.

Besides these exhibitions, the Masters held seminars on a daily basis from 14.30 - 18.00. During his stay, Master Tang Tung Wing attended all of his teacher's Grand Master Wang Xian seminars as well as other seminars. Also, on the days of the competition, a culture festival of traditional performance arts of China was held at Dong Fanghong Square of Jiaozuo city, from 20.00 - 21.30. The best performers of traditional music, dancing and acrobatics of China held open shows. Along with the performers, masters and champions of all ages and all Taiji styles gave impressive demonstrations of their art.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

During the championship, a scientific Taijiquan conference was organized, by the Wushu Research Institute of General Administration of Sport and the Wushu Branch of China Sports Science Society. Masters and researchers of Taijiquan were invited to present their knowledge and personal experience in the art. Talks were given on the following subjects:

    1. Research on culture of Taijiquan.
    2. Research on the developmental situation and strategy of Taijiquan.
    3. Research on the exercise of Taijiquan.
    4. Research on the concentration, inheritance and popularity of traditional Taijiquan.
    5. Research on the method, rules and system of Taijiquan competition.
    6. Research on the status and function of Taijiquan in sports for all and construction of new country.
    7. Research on the status and function of Taijiquan in school education.
    8. Research on academic approaches to the teaching and learning of Taijiquan.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

Representing the Greek branch of his teacher's International Organization, the Quan Fa Research Institute of Wang Xian, Master Tang Tung Wing took part in the traditional Chen Taijiguan forms category, winning the gold medal. His unprecedented success was expected by his close friends and students, seeing that in January of 2007 International Taijiguan Championship in Hong Kong, Master Tang had won easily the silver medal in Chen Taiji.

The competitors, exhibitions, festival, seminars and lectures on Taijiguan ended on the evening of 24th of August. A spectacular finishing ceremony followed, in which winners and losers, spectators and friends of Taijiquan had the opportunity of attending this extremely big festival on the art of Taijiquan, enjoying a series of masterful demonstrations from the Grand Masters and Champions of Taijiquan styles (including the "Four Diamonds of Chen Taiji") to the sound of traditional Chinese music, song and dance.

Master Tang Tung Wing's Triumph in the International Championship  of Tai Chi Chuan in China

On the morning of the 25th of August, the 4th International Taijiquan Competition had ended. Master Tang Tung Wing, stayed on in the city of Jiaozuo and in the Chen Village for another two weeks, attending seminars given by his teacher, Grandmaster Wang Xian, being congratulated on his success by many masters, practitioners and friends of Taijiquan.

At the beginning of September, Master Tang returned to Greece with yet another gold medal in hand, with the satisfaction of fulfillment in his heart and an ocean of experiences, knowledge and memories, never to be forgotten in his soul.

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10] The Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

The Second World Traditional Wushu Champioaships , organized by the International Wushu Federation and the Chinese Wushu Association was held in Zhengzhou, China in 15-19 of October, 2006. The competition included 2000 more athletes from 66 countries. Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association was invited to take part in this big event to represent their Association and as team member of the Hellenic Wushu - Kung Fu team and to represent the country - Greece. The team of Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Association consisted of Master Tang Tung Wing himself along with 5 of his students and grand students, competed in 4 individual events in three category as Hung Gar (Nanquan), Taijiquan, Baguazhang and weapons. Each and every single member of the team won a medal in their category, bringing back home 5 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals and 2 Bronze. The competition was a great success for the Tang's Chinese Traditional Kung Fu Team as well as the styles.

Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Please see below for the photos and the summary of results for Tang's Chinese Traditional Hung Fu Teams.

Master Tang Tung Wing
1 Gold and 1 Bronze Medal.

Master Tang Tung Wing Master Tang Tung Wing
Master Tang Tung Wing Master Tang Tung Wing
Master Tang Tung Wing Master Tang Tung Wing
Master Tang Tung Wing Master Tang Tung Wing
Master Tang Tung Wing Master Tang Tung Wing
Master Tang Tung Wing

Sifu Stavros Stofylas
2 Gold Medals.

Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Stavros Stofylas at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Vagia Bitsikokou
1 Gold and 1 Silver Medal.

Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Vagia Bitsikokou at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Fation Thomaj
1 Gold and 1 Silver Medal.

Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Fation Thomaj at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Maria Kourmpei
1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal.

Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Maria Kourmpei at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

Sifu Christos Karagiannis
1 Silver Medal.

Sifu Christos Karagiannis at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Christos Karagiannis at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China
Sifu Christos Karagiannis at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China Sifu Christos Karagiannis at the Second World Traditional Wushu Championships 2006 - Zhengzhou, China

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11] Kung-Fu Instructor Exams

The Voula Kung Fu Association "Triple Harmony" chose Grand Masters Liu Jing Rou (8 Duan), Hung Sheng (6 Duan) and Tang Tung Wing (6 Duan), to give the Kung Fu instructors intensive courses as well as to hold examinations for the instructor diploma in Cheng Pa Kua Chang, Liu He Tang Lang Chuan and Xsing Yi Chuan Kung Fu.

The instructors of the Voula Association, Giannoulis Anthony and Dimas Takis, Vari Association, Panagopoulos Kiriakos and Piraeus Association, Stofylas Stavros, gave examinations for the second time, gaining new levels in the different Kung Fu systems.

Kung Fu Instructor Exams

The instructor examinations were held on Saturday, 1st April, in which practitioners from four different traditional Kung Fu Associations of the "Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association" (T.C.K.F.A.), took part. The panel of examiners consisted of Grand Masters Liu Jing Rou, Hung Sheng and Tang Tung Wing. The new instructors of T.C.K.F.A., are as follows:

  • Voula Association:
    Giannoulis Anthony, Dimas Takis, Karantinou Tiziana, Giannakakos Nikolaos, Vourlioti Vanessa, Karantinos Patrick.
  • Vari Association:
    Panagopoulos Kiriakos, Kaikas Ilias, Zagoras Nikitas, Sideris Fotis, Vachos Xenofon, Giakalou Tanya.
  • Ilissia Association:
    Zografakis Dimitris, Aliprantis Nikos, Iliopoulos Neoklis, Kastos Nikolaos, Papadopoulos Kostas, Bitsikokou Julie, Tsonos Ilias, Milios Vassilis.
  • Piraeus Association:
    Stofylas Stavros.

The level of technical skill of the candidates was described by Grand Master Liu Jing Rou as rather good, bearing in mind that the above Kung Fu systems had been taught at "Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association", for only four years.

The fact that Greece is the only country in the world - apart from China - in which Grand Master Liu Jing Rou has certified instructors in the Kung Fu systems that he, himself represents, is particularly impressive. This is yet, another unique achievement for "Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association" in Greece.

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12] Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association (T.C.K.F.A) Annual Championship 2006

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association Annual Championships 2006 Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association Annual Championships 2006

This year the T.C.K.F.A. organized its 2nd championship at the athletic centre of 15th and 16th Junior School of Kaminia, Piraeus. Starting at 10.00 a.m., and finishing at 5.00 p.m., this year's championship included competitions in traditional Hung Gar Kung Fu, Cheng Pa Kua Chang, Yang Tai Chi Chuan, as well as traditional weapons and Sanda. The tournament organizer Sifu Stofylas Stavros, instructor of the Piraeus Kung Fu Association, did a very successful job.

The spectators that filled the seats watched and applauded enthusiastically, as both young and adult athletes gave of their best presenting a wonderful spectacle.

Grandmasters Liu Jing Rou (8 Duan), Hung Sheng (6 Duan) and Tang Tung Wing (6 Duan), honored the championship with their presence. They all expressed their satisfaction both in the good organization as well as in the good level of the competitors. The championship was also attended by Mr. Melas Panagiotis, president of Piraeus "Red Cross" in Greece and ex-president of the "Medical Association" in Piraeus. Also, present were Mr. Davakis Georgios, Mr. Tsifakis Michalis, president of the Greek "Consumer Union", Mr. Valsamakis Vasilios, vice prefect of "Piraeus", Mr. Eleftheiou Kyriakos, president of the "Greek Wu-Shu Kung Fu Federation", Mr. Derventis Panagiotis, president of the technical committee of the Greek Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation, Mr. Gouveris Panagiotis, head of sporting venues of the Athletic Organization in Piraeus Municipality (A.O.P.H.), Mr. Mitropoulos Anastasios, president of A.O.P.M., Mr. Kiaoulias Georgios, legal advisor of the "Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu Association" in Piraeus, Mrs. Leriotou Eleni, honorable member of the "Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu Association" in Piraeus.

Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association Annual Championships 2006

The above, were awarded plaques from the championship organizer, teacher of the "Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu Association" of Piraeus, Mr. Stofylas Stavros. Plaques were also awarded to the two great Masters from China, Grand Master Liu Jing Rou and Master Hung Sheng, who, not only watched the championship but were also head judges in the Pa Kua Chang and Tai Chi Chuan categories.

The results of the categories are as follows:

YAT LO KEI PUN KIUN (Children)

1st place: Tsiamos Evagelos
2nd place: Boubis Panagiotis
3rd place: Bouzalakos Ioannis
4th place: Adorgiastos Ioannis
5th place: Kaniaros Michalis
Yat Lo Kei Pun Kiun

MUI FA KUEN (Children)

1st place: Tsorotiotis Georgios
2nd place: Bea Eva
3rd place: Goros Agelos
4th place: Tsaousis Dimitrios
5th place: Klisas Evagelos

TONG FA (YELLOW - ORANGE BELT)

1st place: Adorgiastos Ioannis
2nd place: Bouzalakos Ioannis
3rd place: Karousos Hector
4th place: Kaniaros Michalis
5th place: Boubis Panagiotis

TONG FA (GREEN BELT)

1st place: Tsorotiotis Georgios
2nd place: Klisas Evagelos
3rd place: Bea Eva
4th place: Ginis Georgios
5th place: Goros Agelos

MUI FA KUEN (Teenagers)

1st place: Thomai Tony
2nd place: Kissas Christoforos
3rd place: Kissas Kostantinos
4th place: Davis Philippos
5th place: Soulein Iassonas
Mui Fa Kuen

LAU GAR KUEN (Teenagers)

1st place: Thomai Tony
2nd place: Kissas Kostantinos
3rd place: Kissas Christoforos
4th place: Goros Agelos
5th place: Ketikidou Katerina
Lau Gar Kuen

KUAN - LONG POLE (Teenagers)

1st place: Thomai Tony
2nd place: Bea Kostantinos
3rd place: Patralis Vasilios
4th place: Papadopoulos Vasilios
5th place: ___

MUI FA KUEN (Adults)

1st place: Kourmpei Maria
2nd place: Parthenis Paschalis
3rd place: Michelis Alexandros
4th place: Lambrou Ioannis
5th place: Klikiotis Alexios
Mui Fa Kuen

LAU GAR KUEN (Adults)

1st place: Zografakis Dimitrios
2nd place: Souli Leonard
3rd place: Parthenis Paschalis
4th place: Kourmpei Maria
5th place: Michelis Alexandros
Lau Gar Kuen

KUAN - LONG POLE (Adults)

1st place: Kourmpei Maria
2nd place: Souli Leonard
3rd place: Tsadirakis Kostantinos
4th place: Vetimis Kostantinos
5th place: Venetos Paris
Kuan - Long Pole

YU DIP DAO - BUTTERFLY SWORDS

1st place: Zografakis Dimitrios
2nd place: Michelis Alexandros
3rd place : Kourmpei Maria
4th place : Thomai Tony
5th place: Parthenis Paschalis
Yu Dip Dao - Butterfly Swords

YANG TAI CHI GHUAN

1st place: Yiannitsopoulou Katerina
2nd place: Karantinou Tiziana
3rd place: Karantinos Patrick
4th place: Kannavos Ioannis
5th place: Lolosidi Anna-Maria
Yang Tai Chi Ghuan

CHENG PA KUA CHANG

1st place: Bitsikokou Julie
2nd place: Drakakis Kostantinos
3rd place: Tsonos Ilias
4th place: Karasavas Zacharias
5th place: Karantinos Patrick
Cheng Pa Kua Chang

PA KUA GIM - PA KUA CHANG SWORD

1st place: Bitsikokou Julie
2nd place: Drakakis Kostantinos
3rd place; Karantinou Tiziana
4th place: Vachos Xenofon
5th place: Giakalou Tanya
Pa Kua Gim - Pa Kua Chang Sword

SAN DA (Teenagers)

1st place: Bea Kostantinos
2nd place: Klisas Evagelos
San Da

SAN DA (Adults)

1st place: Vetimis Kostantinos
2nd place: Bardakos Michalis
San Da

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13] Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's Birthday Party

Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's Birthday Party

Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's birthday just happened to coincide with one of the seminar days in Greece. However, as he was teaching on a six hour daily basis, there was no celebration on that day. The instructors and students of "Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association" (T.C.K.F.A.), however, did not forget to honour the Grand Master.
So, on the 2nd April, a big birthday party was organised on his behalf at the Golden Phoenix Chinese restaurant, at Elliniko. About 200 people celebrated Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's birthday and wished him many more, something which is almost certain, seeing as at the age of 70, he has the appearance of a 40 year old and the physical ability of a 20 year old athlete.

Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's Birthday Party Grand Master Liu Jing Rou's Birthday Party

The festivity included drinks, music and dancing and of course plenty of excellent Chinese food, prepared by the expert chefs of the restaurant. All the teachers and instructors of the T.C.K.F.A. attended, as did many of the students and supporters of Kung Fu.
Among the guests, was the publisher of the magazines "The Path to Martial Arts" and "Asian Martial Arts", Mr. Dionisis Tsetselis, with his wife and daughter, the Greek Wu Shu Federation representatives, as well as instructors of other martial arts systems.
The evening went very well and the conversation revolved mainly around none other than Kung Fu and its teachings, of which Grand Master Liu Jing Rou is one of the most renowned representatives worldwide.
Grand Master Liu Jing Rou and assistant Master Hung Sheng, left our country on April 5th, leaving behind a new generation of instructors and students of Kung Fu as well as an older generation of already established teachers and instructors of the art, who had the opportunity of getting to know these great Masters first-hand, and the luck of being taught and trained by them.
Both generations hope to have them back again, in the near future.

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Master Maurizio Zanetti14] Tang's Hung Gar Kung Fu Association - Italy Branch

Master Maurizio Zanetti, is one of the first martial arts masters in Europe. With 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese martial arts he has been passing on the real kung Fu in Italy for the past 25 years. He has been doing so in the traditional way in which he was taught. Having been trained in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan for many years by great masters, he traveled to China many times to continue his studies in various styles. He is the founder and chief instructor of the Long Zhao Kung Fu Academy which today numbers more than 15 Kung Fu schools in 8 different regions in Italy. Master Zanetti has studied several styles specializing in Shaolin Hung Gar, Praying Mantis and Tai Chi Chuan. During his long career he has achieved much recognition such as:

  • President of the Italian Kung Fu Federation of Master Chang Dsu Yao
  • President of the Italian Union of Chinese Kung Fu (UIKC)
  • Regional Technical Advisor of the Italian Federation of Wushu Kung Fu (FIWUK)
  • Regional Vice-president of the Italian Wushu Kung Fu Federation in the Wu Shu sector.
  • Member of the National Technical Teachers Committee of the Italian Wushu Kung Fu (FIWUK)

Always looking for higher levels of knowledge in traditional Chinese Martial Arts Master Zanetti followed Master Tang Tung Wing, learning Hung Gar Kung Fu under his instruction. Master Zanetti demonstrated that he meets all the standards and requirements both technical and organizational to be accepted by Master Tang Tung Wing as his personal student and to be officially recognized as Master Tang's representative in Italy.
Therefore Long Zhao Kung Fu Academy has been incorporated into the Tang's Chinese Kung Fu Association and Master Zanetti has been appointed exclusive representative instructor for Master Tang Tung Wing for Hung Gar Kung Fu in Italy.

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Master Tang Teaching Si-Fu Luca Mazzetti In Italy15] Traditional Kung Fu Spreads To Italy

On Monday 10th May MASTER TANG TUNG WING and his assistant Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS traveled to Italy for a series of training seminars . The seminars which lasted until 17th May were attended by Italian practitioners of KUNG FU . Having been invited by MASTER MAURIZIO ZANETTI , chief instructor of the LONGZHUO KUNG FU ASSOCIATION , MASTER TANG TUNG WING and Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS taught at an advanced level and for a duration of 7 days in succession the forms , MEI FA KUEN , LAOU GAR KUEN , SHUNG BEI SUO and LAOU GAR KUAN of HUNG GAR KUNG FU to a closed circle of instructors from the LONGZHUO KUNG FU ASSOCIATION . The seminars took place at the Public Stadium in the town of Imola , N.Italy , near Bologna . Special emphasis was given to the body techniques ( SAM FA ) , stepping techniques ( POOU FA ) , energy techniques ( HEI KUNG ) and martial applications on the forms taught . MASTER TANG TUNG WING and Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS were not only very satisfied by the hard training and skill of the Italian KUNG FU instructors but also by their warm hospitality .

Master Tang Teaching Si-Fu Bruno Ferri In Italy

MASTER MAURIZIO ZANETTI , instructor of Imola's KUNG FU ASSOCIATION and Si-fu GIULIANO VISANI took part in the seminars as well as the instructors of the LONGZHUO KUNG FU ASSOCIATION Headquarters , Si-fu GIANLUCA BELLODI , BRUNO FERRI and LUCA MAZZETTI , who with long hours of hard training and due to their high level in KUNG FU managed to realise the depth of MASTER TANG TUNG WING's and Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS' teaching as well as its martial applications .

Hung Gar Seminar In Italy

On Sunday 16th May at an open seminar , the SHUNG BEI SUO form ( The Double Dagger form ) of HUNG GAR KUNG FU was taught as well as its martial applications . Over 40 practitioners - mostly students and instructors of LONG ZHUO KUNG FU ASSOCIATION , many of whom traveled hundreds of kilometers to attend the seminar - were completely satisfied by the depth and quality of MASTER TANG TUNG WING's and Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS teaching and by the attention given by the two instructors to all who attended regardless of level and age .

During the seminar the head of the Athletics and Cultural Department of the municipality of Imola presented MASTER TANG TUNG WING and his assistant Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS with plaques in memory of the occasion . MASTER TANG TUNG WING and Si-fu TAKIS DIMAS thanked their Italian friends and in particular MASTER MAURIZIO ZANETTI and Si-fu GIULIANO VISANI for their warm hospitality . The Italian instructors expressed their wish to have them back in the near future .

Master Tang with his assistant Si-Fu Takis Dimas, and Master Maurizio Zanetti and students in Italy Master Tang with his assistant Si-Fu Takis Dimas, and Si-Fu Giuliano Visani with his students in Italy
Master Tang with his assistant Si-Fu Takis Dimas, and Master Maurizio Zanetti and the Instructors in Italy Master Tang and Master Maurizio Zanetti in Italy

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