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UFMMA Mixed Martial Arts Championship, May 11 – 12, 2019.

The WFMAF proudly congratulate the Ukrainian Federation of Mixed Martial Arts (UFMMA) for organizing the Mixed Martial Arts Championship on May 11 – 12, 2019, and for their dedication in the promotion of MMA in their country.  We would also like to congratulate the athletes for their achievements in winning medals. The age groups of the championship are categorized as 13 years & under and 14 years & up. For more information about the UFMMA, visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ufmma.com.ua/. Here are the video highlights of the championship.

UFMMA Mixed Martial Arts Championship, May 11 - 12, 2019

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Cooperation between the WFMAF and the Ukrainian Federation of Mixed Martial Arts (UFMMA)

The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) is pleased to announce the Ukrainian Federation of Mixed Martial Arts (UFMMA) has joined with the WFMAF as a National Federation member, and will now be hosting national and international tournaments in their region.

The WFMAF has given the Stamp of Approval to the UFMMA to hold the WFMAF European Open Cup for Mixed Martial Arts. This tournament will strengthen sports friendships among the participants of the competition, their coaches, schools, family, friends, sports clubs, organizations and countries around the world. This is an amateur event and is not open to any professional athletes.

The WFMAF European Open cup for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) for Children, Adolescents, Cadets, Juniors and Adults, according to the UFMMA will take place from May 31, 2019 thru June 02, 2019. The venue address is: Ukraine, Tiachiv City, Vaidy Street, House # 15. Invitation package document with detailed information about the tournament is posted below.

Please join us in supporting the UFMMA and share the word about the WFMAF European Open Cup for Mixed Martial Arts. To register follow this link: https://myuventex.com/.

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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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The 2017 USOMAC Raises Money For Mental Illness

The 2017 USOMAC is happy to be raising money to donate to Zucker Hillside Hospital Psychiatric Rehabilitation Department that provides patients with programs seven days a week in coping skills, recovery skills, and job training.

Zucker Hillside Hospital is Northwell Health’s nationally recognized behavioral health center known for its pioneering clinical, teaching and research programs. Inpatient services include adolescent, adult and geriatric units. Treatment specialties include early phase treatment, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders, as well as a discreet women’s unit. Outpatient programs serve all ages and encompass the full continuum of care. These services include health centers, partial hospital treatment programs, and a full range of psychiatric rehabilitation services. Programs for alcohol and chemical dependency are available both on the main campus and in numerous community-based sites. The goal at Zucker Hillside Hospital is to promote wellness and to reintegrate patients back into the community to work, attend school, socialize, and live independently.

Please support our goal of raising $1000 to present to Zucker Rehabilitation Department at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 USOMAC.  Donations can be made with the donation form below.  Thank you for your generous contributions.

 

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USOMAC’s Judge Training Meeting

Time & Location

NY Wutang
August 12th (Saturday) at 7 PM
134-20 Northern Boulevard
Flushing NY 11354

Judge Training Meeting Overview

The judge training meeting is organized by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) to promote a unified standard and professionalism of judging at the U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship, to enhance the scoring accuracy, and to improve the overall organization of the competition. At the meeting, judges will go over the existing and new rules and regulations for both the form/kata divisions and the hero of combat divisions and to discuss the organizational issues of the competition.

Contact Info
Email: info@wfmaf.org

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Whip Staff & Practical Applications Seminar by Master Guo Naihui

Master Guo Naihui is a disciple of Grandmaster Ma Yingda, son of very famous Ma Fengtu (Ma Style Tonbei). He was recently featured in the latest issue of the “Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine.” Master Guo will be teaching a seminar on Whip Staff “Bian Gan” and its practical applications. This seminar is hosted by the World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF).

Date: May 25, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Address: 329 Great East Neck Rd., West Babylon NY 11704

Seminar cost: $40 (2 hours)

Video of Master Guo Naihui:

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WFMAF Presented Special Contribution Plaque to Grandmaster Wu Bin

Professor Ted Gulong visited Grandmaster Wu Bin (coach of action movie star Jet Li) at his house in Beijing, China. They have been friends for over 40 years, since the 1970s. During the visit, Professor Gulong presented the special contribution plaque to Grandmaster Wu on behalf of the WFMAF and USOMAC.

Grandmaster Wu currently serves as the vice-president of the WFMAF. From 1986 to 1992, Wu Bin also held a position as Chairman of the Technical Department of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Presently, Wu Bin is the president of the Beijing Wushu Institute, the director of the Beijing Wushu Team, as well as holding top positions in the Chinese Wushu Association, Asian Wushu Federation, and the International Wushu Federation. He has also written 18 books, and is one of only 19 9th-level duan masters in China.

Grandmaster Wu has produced more wushu champions than any other coach in China. Among his students are Jet Li, Li Jinheng, Cao Yue, Zhang Guifeng, Zhang Hongmei, Hao Zhihua, Huang Qiuyan, Wang Ying, Sun Qibo, Tang Laiwei, Kenny Perez (his first American wushu student and representative), and Wang Fang.
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Ultimate Sanda: Nicolas Robison vs. Matthew Gelfand 2016 at US Open Martial Arts Championship

Ultimate Sanda: Nicolas Robison (champion) vs. Matthew Gelfand competition video at the 2016 US Open Martial Arts Championship.

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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 1st 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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Ultimate Sanda: Michael Carson vs. Kenneth Richardson 2016 at US Open Martial Arts Championship

Ultimate Sanda: Michael Carson (champion) vs. Kenneth Richardson competition video at the 2016 US Open Martial Arts Championship.

To watch more videos, please visit WFMAF’s YouTube channel.

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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 1st 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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Advanced Level Sparring Part 2 2016 at US Open Martial Arts Championship

Advanced level sparring part 2 competition video at the 2016 US Open Martial Arts Championship.

To watch more videos, please visit WFMAF’s YouTube channel.

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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 1st 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.