US Challenge Information 

This event requires all participants to show proof of vaccination.

Competition Events

First Timer Division

This division is open to all ages and genders to compete in one group (i.e., no separation by age and gender).  Each athlete can sign up for three events: Barehand, Long Weapon, and Short Weapon. Athletes can only compete in each event once. 

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Southern Kung Fu Challenge Division

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete up to three events: Barehand, Long Weapon, and Short Weapon. 

 

The Southern Kung Fu Challenge Division age groups are listed as follows:

•    A Group        Born from 2005 to 2007
•    B Group        Born from 2008 to 2010
•    C Group        Born from 2011 and later
•    Open Group Born from 2004 and earlier

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Northern Kung Fu Challenge Division

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete up to three events: Barehand, Long Weapon, and Short Weapon. 

 

The Northern Kung Fu Challenge Division age groups are listed as follows:

•    A Group        Born from 2005 to 2007
•    B Group        Born from 2008 to 2010
•    C Group        Born from 2011 and later
•    Open Group Born from 2004 and earlier

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Taiji Challenge Division

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete in up to three events: Barehand, Sword, and Other Weapon. 

 

The Taiji Challenge Division age groups are listed as follows:

 

  • Taiji Adult Group:                 Born from 1968 to 2004

  • Taiji Senior Group:                Born from 1967 to 1958

  • Taiji Elders Group:                Born from 1957 and earlier

 

The Taiji Challenge Division has a time requirement for all Taiji routines: 
 

Minimum three (3) minutes and maximum five (5) minutes for each barehand routine.  For every five (5) seconds over or short of the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.  The Chief Judge will give a warning at four (4) minutes.  
 

Minimum one (1) minute and maximum five (5) minutes for each weapon routine.  For every five (5) seconds over or short of the time limit will receive 0.1 deductions from the final score.  The Chief Judge will give a warning at four (4) minutes.  

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Wushu Challenge Division

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete up to three events: Barehand, Long Weapon, and Short Weapon.  

The Wushu Challenge Division age groups are listed as follows:

•    A Group        Born from 2005 to 2007
•    B Group        Born from 2008 to 2010
•    C Group        Born from 2011 and later
•    Open Group Born from 2004 and earlier

 

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Elite Wushu Division

The Elite Wushu Athlete is required to compete with IWUF standardized routines with appointed time requirements on all age groups.

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete in up to three events: Barehand, Long Weapon, and Short Weapon.  

The Elite Wushu Division age group is listed as following:

•    A Group        Born from 2005 to 2007
•    B Group        Born from 2008 to 2010
•    C Group        Born from 2011 and later
•    Open Group Born from 2004 and earlier (No Nandu requirement)

The IWUF Standardized Routines for each age group is listed as following:

•    A Group competes in 3rd International or Self Compulsory Routines
•    B Group competes in 1st International Standardized Routines
•    C Group competes in International Elementary 3rd Routines
•    Open Group competes in Self Compulsory Routines, No Nandu requirement

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Mixed  Division

This division separates athletes by age and gender, and each athlete can compete up to three events: Barehand and two Weapons.

In this Mixed Division, you may compete in ANY Barehand routine, such as Bagua, Xinyi, Eagle Claws, Drunken Fist, etc.  You may compete in ANY weapons such as flexible weapon(s), double weapon(s), etc.

The Mixed Division age groups are listed as follows:

•    A Group        Born from 2005 to 2007
•    B Group        Born from 2008 to 2010
•    Open Group Born from 2004 and earlier