US Challenge Information
There are 4 divisions in the US Challenge: First Timer, Challenge, Elite and Soft Weapons divisions.
Each division will use different competition rules and regulations as detailed below.
First Timer Division – Open to all ages and genders in one group
The First Timer Division is for novice participants who have never competed before and would like to perform their routine skills in front of a panel of judges to get a score and competition environment experience. Participants will feel how the excitement of competition can help them to overcome any anxiety of public performance. Each First Timer participant can register for up to four events (i.e., barehand, long weapon, short weapon, and other weapon), and each event will receive a medal with the inscription of “A thousand mile journey begins with a single step.”
Challenge Division – For Wushu, Kung Fu, and Taiji Athletes
The Challenge Division is designed for Wushu, Southern Kung Fu, Northern Kung Fu, and Taiji practitioners who have trained and want to sharpen their skills. This Challenge Division separates each event by gender and age group. Each athlete can compete in up to four events. The top five athletes in each event will be awarded a medal with the inscription of “Quest for Excellence – Excellence is not an act but a habit.”
Elite Division – For Athletes Competing with IWUF standardized routines
This Elite Division will use the 2019 International Wushu Federation’s Rules as a guideline; gender and age group separate each event. Each athlete can compete in up to three events. The top five athletes in each event will be awarded with the medal with the inscription of “True Grit is passion and perseverance to build strength of character.”
Soft Weapons Division
The Soft Weapons Division is divided into seven events with children and teen divisions divided by gender and age and adults divided by age.
The top four athletes in each event will be awarded the medal with the inscription "Greatness without Arrogance".