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“WWW.QQGFW.COM” Cup 2017 U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship & 7th Annual International Kung Fu Cultural Conference

Press Conference – Press Release

On Sunday October 1st at Queens College, NY, the “WWW.QQGFW.COM” 2017 U.S. Open Martial Arts Competition (USOMAC) & 7th Annual International Kung Fu Cultural Conference welcomes participants and spectators to an all-day cross-cultural event. Sponsored by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), and organized in collaboration with China’s International Kung Fu Federation (IKFF) and the New York Council of Chinese American Associations (NYCCAA), this is the 9th year of showcasing athletes from countries around the globe who compete for medals and cash prizes in diverse martial arts styles including form competitions in Wushu, Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, as well as combat competitions in Kumite, Sparring, Sanda (MMA), Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), and Weapon Sparring.

The USOMAC is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions.

In previous years, the USOMAC has been recognized for community minded activities and demonstrations of martial spirit. NY Senator John J. Flanagan commended the USOMAC for “exemplary service to the community and State in providing an opportunity for martial arts organization to come together in their noble aims and accomplishments, in their unique professional achievements, in their good citizenship, and illustrate these qualities for the edification and emulation of others.” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz presented citations to the USOMAC commending their civic mindedness and dedication to engendering the true spirit of martial arts.

This year, in keeping with its tradition of giving back to the community, the USOMAC is raising money for mental illness, with a goal of donating a minimum of $1000 to the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Department at Zucker Hillside Hospital to help patients train in coping skills, recovery skills, and job training.

The USOMAC is an occasion for celebrating cultural traditions, for exchanging knowledge, for recognizing the dedication and skills of the athletes who gather, the dedicated teachers who train them, the families who support and encourage them. During the Opening Ceremony, as has been done in previous years, Masters in all disciplines will demonstrate their artistry in their particular style so that all who gather have an opportunity to appreciate the rich, cultural history in which each style is rooted. The public is invited to attend as spectators, as participants, to be an active part of a cultural exchange, to support this international and community event.

Event Website: http://events.wfmaf.org

World Fighting Martial Arts Federation
International Kung Fu Federation
New York Council of Chinese American Associations

September 1st, 2017, New York City

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USOMAC’s Judge Certification Training Course

Time & Location

NY Wutang
October 1st (Saturday) at 1 PM
134-20 Northern Boulevard
Flushing NY 11354

Zhang Yuan Martial Arts Academy
October 2nd (Sunday) at 9:30 AM
845 65th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn NY 11220

Judge Certification Training Overview

The Judge Certification and its complementary training course are developed by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) to promote a unified standard for judging martial arts competitions at local, regional, national, and international levels, and to enhance the judging and scoring accuracy. In order to improve the professionalism of the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC), starting from this year, all the participating judges at the USOMAC must be certified as a judge by the WFMAF. The judge certification includes a comprehensive judge training to study and to understand all the rules and regulations of the USOMAC, for both the forms divisions and the hero of combat divisions. The judge certification will be issued to participants after successfully completing this training course.

[To participate in the judge certification training, participant must bring 2 passport photos for certification processing.]

Judge Certification Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 17 years
  • Minimum Martial Arts Training Experience: 10 years
  • Minimum Teaching Experience: 2 years
  • Teachers can bring 1 to 2 advanced students for the judge certification training. The students have to meet these requirements.

Contact Info
Telephone: 631-792-5188
Email: info@wfmaf.org

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WFMAF’s First Dan Rank Award Ceremony Hosted Successfully

The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF)’s first dan rank award ceremony was hosted successfully on June 26, 2016 at it’s headquarters on Long Island, New York. The award ceremony was conducted by the WFMAF’s president Ted Gulong. Among the most recognized martial arts masters receiving 9th Dan rank are grandmasters Wu Bin, Xia Bohua, George Crayton Jr., Sam Chin, Ted Gulong, and Meijian Gao. The WFMAF is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in New York, whose purpose is to enhance the communication, exchange, research, development, and promotion of traditional fighting martial arts systems worldwide through networking with and using the wealth of resources of the WFMAF’s officials and committee members, many of whom hold nationally and internationally recognized master level certification in their fighting martial arts systems. The Dan Rank (Duanwei) System is established by the WFMAF to promote a unified standard to traditional fighting martial arts, to regulate the quality of traditional fighting martial arts, and to recognize the achievements of traditional fighting martial artists.

The WFMAF’s will be hosting its 8th Annual US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) on October 16th, 2016 at Queens College in New York City. Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse martial arts styles including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao(Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. The USOMAC is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th for our 8th Annual Championship, and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

Wu Bin

Wu Bin (born in 1937), who has produced more Wushu champions than any other coach in China, including internationally recognized martial arts action movie star Jet Li. Wu Bin held the positions as the first head coach of the Beijing Wushu Team, and Chairman of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Wu Bin is currently the vice-president of the WFMAF, and vice-president of the Chinese Wushu Association.

Xia Bohua

Xia Bohua (born in 1937), is a famous martial artist and martial arts professor. Xia Bohua held a position as director of the Wushu Research Institute of China’s State General Administration of Sports. Xia Bohua is currentlly the vice-president of the WFMAF, top expert of the Council of Experts of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute, and director of the Traditional Wushu Committee of the Chinese Wushu Association.

George Crayton Jr.

George Crayton Jr. is the founder and master instructor of Crayton’s Martial Arts, in Chinese called “Long Hu Pai” (Dragon Tiger Association), and the kung fu system, “Huan Shou” (Changing Hands Style). Crayton is referred to by the title “ZongShi” (Grandmaster/founder) and holds high ranks in other styles as well. George Crayton has been inducted into many halls of fame. A few of which include: MAJOR LEON WALLACE HARLEM GOJU HALL OF FAME – 2009, KUROSHI-DO HALL OF FAME – 2008 – Elite Legion of Honor Award, AARON BANKS HALL OF FAME – 2007 – Grand Master of the Year, and ACTION MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF HAME – 2001.

Sam Chin

Sam Chin is the co-founder and current gate keeper of the I Liq Chuan system. In the 1980’s, Sam Chin won won numerous competitions, as well as the state heavy weight kickboxing championships of Selangor (Malaysia) in 1978. He was also recognized by the USA Wushu Kung-Fu Federation as a Hall of Fame Outstanding Master.

Ted Gulong

Ted Gulong is the creator of Xinyi-Dao system. Ted Gulong held the positions as the combat instructor of the Chinese Special Police, professor and instructor of China Police University, and head coach of Beijing Sanda Team. Professor Gulong has published numerous articles and books, which include: Chinese Liberation Army’s training manual “Chinese Sanda Sparring”, and Chinese Law Enforcement’s training manuals “Police Stick Techniques” and “Joint Locks and Striking”. Ted Gulong has trained disciples who were body guards of China’s past presidents.

Meijian Gao

Meijian Gao held the positions of the head coach of the Chinese National Sanda Team, head coach of the Chinese Military Police Sanda Team, and the head coach of the U.S. Sanda Team. Meijian Gao was involved in the rule-making process of China’s Sanda competitions. Meijian Gao is currently the director of the Sparring & Combat Technical Committee of the WFMAF.

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Stephen Koepfer Shuai Jiao at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014

Stephen Koepfer is a sambo master competing in shuai jiao at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Harry Fontanez Ultimate Sanda at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014

Harry Fontanez ultimate sanda / full contact sparring competition at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Master Demonstrations at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012

Master demonstrations by renowned martial artists at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Shuai Jiao competition at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012

Shuai Jiao competition highlights with world Shuai Jiao champion at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Full Contact Sanda (Sparring) at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012

Ultimate Sanda / full contact sparring competition highlights at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Full Contact Sanda Bout at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014

Ultimate Sanda / full contact sparring competition bout at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2014.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.

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Forms Competition Highlights II at US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012

Open hand and weapons form competition with kung fu and karate competitors at the US Open Martial Arts Championship 2012.

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US Open Martial Arts Championship

Every year, the US Open Martial Arts Championship (USOMAC) attracts hundreds of elite competitors from around the world. They gather here in New York City to compete for medals and cash prizes, with diverse divisions including form competitions (open hand & weapons) in Kung Fu (Northern & Southern), Karate, Contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, Internal Martial Arts, and Taekwondo, as well as combat competitions in Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Ultimate Sanda, Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling), Push Hands, Chi Sao, Short Weapon Sparring, and Arnis Stick Fighting. Our judges are experienced in judging national and international level competitions, and possess extensive knowledge in their martial art discipline, thus ensuring the quality and professionalism of the USOMAC.

The Martial Spirit in Competitions

Organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF), the US Open Martial Arts Championship is an arena which promotes the core values of martial arts: self-discipline, respect for others, and an overall attitude of kindness toward all people. This tournament provides a unique experience for martial artists from around the globe to come together and compete in a friendly atmosphere, to share skills and knowledge, to establish new friendships with those who share the same core values of martial arts, and to express these core values through actions. Come and join us on October 16th and experience for yourself martial spirit hand in hand with one of the premier martial arts tournament events in the East Coast of the United States.