After a long time of patience and endeavor we are now in a new phase of the process of the European Wushu Kungfu Federation (EWUF) problematics.
As you remind the IWUF has made in early April a temporarily suspension of the EWUF. In all democratically entities the possibility of going into appeal should be provided, and this has happened.
The President of the EWUF, Mr. Raymond Smith, went into an Appeal against the IWUF executive board decision after a thoroughly investigation and chance of defense to the Jury of appeal.
The IWUF published the IWUF Presidents letter with the outcome (see attachment) of the decision:
In final summation the Jury of Appeal concluded:
“The Jury of Appeal considered all the arguments of the Appellant (EWUF) and IWUF and concluded that the appeal shall be considered inadmissible, as it was lodged against a decision, which is not final and binding.
Irrespective of the foregoing, the Jury of Appeal analysed all the arguments of the Appellant raised on the merits and dismissed them all.”
Accordingly, as the Appeal by EWUF, now having been rejected, the IWUF Ethics Committee will resume its investigation into EWUF and its Board members.
Following a careful health protocol, approved by the ministries of health and sports, took place in Encamp (Principality of Andorra), the XV Kung-fu Championship after more than a year without sports competitions. A total of 33 competitors from children – youth categories took part in the tournament, aged between 8 (born in 2012) and 15 years old.
Given the current exceptional circumstances, this year’s edition has become a National Tournament, which has been attended by representatives of the Sports Schools of the 3 Clubs of the country:
Taichi Kung-fu Club (Andorra la Vella)
Sant Julià de Lòria Sports Club (Kung-fu Section)
Encamp Pas de la Casa Kung-fu Club
It is worth noting the performance of the host club which has been the clear winner by teams, with a total of 9 medals (5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze). The Taichi Kung-fu Club has won 1 gold and 1 silver medal. For its part, the Sports Club St. Julià has won 1 silver and 3 bronzes.
From FAWUK we congratulate all the competitors for their participation and their high spirit of martial improvement.
Dear members of the European Wushu Federation (EUWUF),
Today I received the official letter from the International Wu!shu Federation (IWUF) stating that the European Wushu Kungfu Federation (EWUF) was provisionally suspended awaiting further investigations
This declaration is a milestone in the further evolution of Wushu on the European continent.
I will keep you informed about the next steps our federation will take to start up all activities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the name of the board I would like to thank you all once again for your trust, patience and support.
The regular European Wushu Championships for 2020 was scheduled to be held from 28 to 31 May 2020.
Due to the pandemic of coronavirus Covid-19 declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and because we are concerned about the health of our athletes, coaches, supporters, volunteers, officials and judges, we announce that the European Wushu Championships are postponed to the spring 2021.
The exact new dates for holding the European Wushu Championships will be determined later and all Member Federations will be notified in due time.