What is this about?
Shaolin organizes an international martial arts tournament every 2 years that hosts over 50 countries and 2,000 athletes from around the world.The tournament is on such a grand scale that it is commonly thought of here as the Shaolin Olympics. It is called the Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival and is held in Zhengzhou city, which is very close to the famous Shaolin Temple in China.
The next tournament, the event’s 12th, will be held in October of 2018. What makes this tournament unique is the emphasis on making friends through martial arts. Thus it promotes friendship and respect for one another even though it is a highly competitive sport. This is very much in line with the philosophy of Shaolin.
In 2014, we, the collective schools of Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute along with the support of Shaolin Luohan Temple, organized a great fundraising effort to not only raise money but also awareness about Shaolin and this tournament. Together with three STQI schools, we were able to put together a team of 35 children and adult athletes to represent Canada. We are proud to say we brought back over 50 medals, with gold medals in many traditional Shaolin competition categories.
Today, we’re a formally registered Canadian non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting Canadian athletes with their training and preparation, so that they can proudly represent Canada in Shaolin tournaments around the world.
We are now organizing a Canadian Team for the 2018 tournament and we will have around twenty athletes ready by October. Your support is absolutely necessary for our success!
Why is it Important to Represent Canada?
Canada’s presence was missing at the last world-stage competition in 2016 because of the lack of representation and nancial support. And yet, many major countries of the world, such as the USA, Germany, Norway, Columbia, Switzerland, India, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, Slovakia, Singapore, etc., have regular representation.
With Master Shi Guo Song’s leadership, we now represent one of the most authentic Shaolin cultures outside of the original Shaolin Temple in China. We need to showcase Canada alongside the world’s best Shaolin martial artists at this interntional tournament that happens every two years.
Why We Need Your Help
We need everyone’s support whether it is in the form of financial funding, donations, corporate sponsorship, letters of support from the government, and media exposure. With your collective support we will be able to further develop our athletes, encourage participation, and educate others about the mental and physical health benefits of Shaolin martial arts, qigong, and meditation.