Executive Board Meeting on Saturday 13 August, 2010. Contact the Secretary General for more information.
The British Chinese
Kuoshu Wushu Federation (BCKWF) was established
and formally constituted in Luton, Bedfordshire, as the British Chinese Kuoshu Federation (BCKF) on 12 February 1990. The BCKWF was formed to accommodate Modern Wushu categories in tournaments, in May 2006. The BCKWF is
the official governing body recognised by the International Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation (ICKWF) for Traditional Chinese Wushu also known as Kuoshu and more popularily known as Kung Fu, in the United Kingdom. The BCKWF is
recognised by: the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation (ICKF); and the
European Chinese Kuoshu Association (ECKA). The official
logo of the BCKWF (pictured right) is based on the logo of the ICKWF. As a
member of: the ICKWF; and the ECKA, the BCKWF has access to a global
network of traditional Chinese martial artists and Masters. The BCKF is an apolitical and non-profit making
organisation, and continues to promote traditional Chinese martial arts,
benefits and practice.
Working in partnership with traditional Chinese martial arts groups in the United
Kingdom, the BCKF is the selecting organisation for the British Chinese Kuoshu (National Chinese Martial Arts) Team.
Candidates are required to go
though a selection process if they want to join the national team training
sessions and international tournaments. Successful candidates, as students, will have the opportunity to: train alongside both national and international champions;
learn from Masters with World-renowned reputations, who will instruct you in the practice of Chinese martial arts; and
attain qualifications in Chinese martial arts that are ratified by the appropriate International governing bodies
and recognised Worldwide. The training regime will include the practical application of the skills
acquired during the lessons. Depending on the style being studied, students may emphasise certain
aspects of the key elements: Da, Shuai, Na, Dien and Duan. Self-defence simulation such as two-person
choreographed sequences will enable the student to take part in contact training. Tao Lu (Forms) training,
including the use of weapons, will also allow the student to develop co-ordination and sparring tactics.
There are also internal and external body training methods to condition the body
in line with martial arts training demands.
In the intermediate to advanced stages of training, student will commence sparring practice:
semi contact initially and then full-contact sparring, if desired and when
The misson of the BCKF is to promote
traditional Chinese martial arts in the United
Kingdom. It is key to our
mission to disseminate research findings and comment on key issues and
developments in Chinese martial arts. We do this through classes, articles,
seminars, and the media.
co-operate with traditional Chinese martial arts organisations worldwide in order to develop and
promote the benefits of traditional Chinese martial arts. To represent
the interests of its members in relations with International Governing
Bodies (ICKF and TWKSF). To regulate
and improve the conditions of Chinese martial arts practice. To ensure that
prospective participants of Chinese martial arts are not excluded on the grounds of
race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.
in-depth and authoritative research into martial arts related sport science and
maintains a strong network with leading practitioners and academics.
British Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation
- Office of the Secretary General
Secretary General: Suzie Simpson
++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876700
++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876701
- Postal address:
151 Strathmore Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3QP, United
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