British Chinese Kuoshu Federation 英 國 中 華 國 術
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A Christmas message from the President: Master Rob Simpson (Yuan Xiang)

The end of the year is a time of reflection, a time to look back on the accomplishments of the past twelve months and to celebrate success. We have had a number of successes in tournaments in the United Kingdom and abroad culminating in the TWKSF 2nd World Kuoshu Championships, in Singapore. I would like to thank all those of you who have participated in these events: the athletes who have trained hard and taken time out to represent both their school and country; the coaches who prepare our athletes to make them the best they can be; and referees and official who work so diligently to ensure that these events are successful. We have, yet again, made great strides this year; but cannot rest upon our laurels. It is a time to also reflect on what has not gone so well and the changes that were not expected and to learn from these experiences.

Next year (2007), we have a number of international Chinese Kuoshu events: Taiwan (ROC), in April; China, in June; USA, in July; Germany, in October, to name but a few. In 2008, we have the British Open, in May, a chance to show case Chinese martial arts in the United Kingdom. In 2009, we have the TWKSF 3rd World Kuoshu Championships, in Germany. Not to mention all the national events in which we will both participate and officiate. It will be a busy next few years. We need to prepare ourselves to ensure that we are ready and able to meet the challenges that we will have to face.

I know that Christmas means different things to different people. I recognise, within our family, some of you will celebrate Christmas, as the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour; and some of you will simply want to enjoy the holiday as a well earned break from work. However you choose to celebrate Christmas, I wish you all a merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


Rob Simpson (Yuan Xiang)
British Chinese Kuoshu Federation


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