Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival 2023
The Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival was on Sunday, October 29th, 2023!
The Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival (STC Wushu Festival) is a celebration of Shaolin Spirit involving the students of Master Shi Guo Song's STQI brand of traditional Shaolin schools in Canada.
Your Shaolin Team Canada 2023 Champions!
Congratulations to Yan Jing for winning the Shaolin Taolu Champion of the competition, and to Michelle Zhao for winning the Shaolin Timed Event Champion of the competition!
Yan Jing won the title for placing 1st in Shaolin Hand Taolu Form, 1st in Shaolin Weapon Form, and 1st in Shaolin Tai Chi form.
Michelle Zhao won the title for placing 1st AND breaking the world records for Front Kick, Outside Kick, Crouch Walk, and Monkey crawl.
Taolu Forms Results
Timed Event - Shaolin Challenges
Overall Results by School
About the Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival 2023
2nd Wushu Festival Announcement
These exciting timed events will test the capability of the athlete in terms of foundation kicking skills, conditioning skills, leg techniques, and acrobatics. A video description of each time event can be found in the videos below including scoring rules.
Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Taolu Forms Events
Athlete's will be competing in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Shaolin Tai Chi taolu forms. Includes hand forms and weapons forms. Below are videos describing the athlete's technical and effectiveness requirements.
Official Rules of the 2nd Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival
The festival will be held at:
Scadding Court Community Centre
Please click the link below to view the official rules of the STC Wushu Festival.
9:30 am - Registration for Guests Begins
10:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
10:30 am - Competition Events Begins
3:00 pm - Closing Ceremonies
All participants must register by the September 30, 2023 deadline.
Registration fee is $30 (no tax) and includes one entry (can be a Taolu Form or Shaolin Challenge event) and 1 guest ticket. Each subsequent item is $15.
Please ensure you have read all the rules and regulations BEFORE you register.
Please click the link below for the Official Registration Form at the hosting website of the STQI Toronto Downtown school.
Any one who is not participating as an athlete in the festival will be deemed a guest.
Each Athlete's registration will include 1 guest ticket.
The fee for each guest is $5 cash at the door (no tax).
Guests may enter the venue at 9:30am. Opening ceremonies begin at 10am!
About the Festival
The Shaolin Team Canada Wushu Festival is a celebration of what we call, the Shaolin Spirit.
The inaugural festival was held in November of 2019 and we saw 43 athletes compete in 142 events. Roughly one third of the events were taolu forms, and the rest were timed events that require specific martial skills.
What makes our festival in Canada unique is the idea that everyone wins a medal. One quarter of the participants receive gold, another quarter receives silver, and the rest receives a bronze medal.
Competition certainly helps to raise the bar for Canadian talent, but celebrating the Shaolin Spirit, together, is what this festival is really all about.
And what is the Shaolin Spirit? It is the portrayal of the Shaolin Virtues that each athlete embodies - focus, perseverance, strive, respect, compassion, and leadership.
And these Canadian athletes become the greatest role models, for all of us to look up to.