Martial Arts Tournament 2022

Martial Arts Tournament 2022


The Martial Arts Tournament of 2022 that you have all been waiting for is coming up soon! It has been almost three years since the last Kung Fu tournament thanks to lockdowns and cancellations, but we are back this year and ready to see the great success that comes from the students in this years tournament.

Our tournament is designed to test competitors physically and mentally. The rigors of competition will test competitors courage, concentration, conditioning, competitive spirit, fitness, discipline, knowledge and ability to handle high pressure situations. Students will experience many emotions as they vie for success and ultimately, Gold.

The categories for this years tournament are as follows.


Sparring or Sanshou (散手)/Chinese kick boxing, is a form of Chinese self-defense or combat sport. It consists of three basic martial arts techniques, punches (Quan 拳), kicks (Ti 踢) and Chinese wrestling (Shuai jiao 摔跤), mainly consisting of grappling and throws. It consists of three rounds where the competitor who scores the most points wins. The sparring for this years competition will focus on Shuai Jiao.

Kung Fu Academy students fighting for Gold


Shuai Jiao 摔跤 is an ancient form of Chinese wrestling. The aim is to ground your opponent without strikes, using wrestling and throwing techniques and can include Qin Na as a form of takedown technique.

Shuai Jiao competitors vying for gold.

TAOLU (套路)

Taolu (套路) is the set routine (form) component of a Chinese martial art. A Taolu routine comprises of a set of pre-determined techniques that are continuously connected and choreographed according to certain principles and philosophies which incorporate stylistic principles of attack and defense. These include hand techniques, leg techniques, jumps, sweeps, stances, balancing, footwork, seizing, throwing and wrestling. The two main categories are empty hand and weapons Taolu.

Taolu is the foundation of Kung Fu

DAPO (大坡)

Dapo (大坡) or breaking techniques are used in martial arts to demonstrate the skills honed during the practice of striking. The most common objects used during breaking techniques are traditionally wood or brick, but due to advances in technology over the years, it is more common to see re-breakable boards made out of synthetic polymers, which still provide the same challenge, but without the wastage.

Board breaking is satisfyingly fun!


WHERE: Roslyn School Hall, 38 Kipling Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North.

WHEN: Saturday 17 September 2022, 10.00 am onward.

HOW MUCH: Competitors as per entry forms.

DRESS: Full uniform for competitors. Mouth guard, groin guard minimum required for sparring competitors (females chest protectors optional but recommended). Kung Fu Academy official head gear and body armour only. Spectators casual dress (PG rated). Competitors will need their own head gear for health and safety reasons.

For further information contact Sifu.

Tournament Medals | Kung Fu | Champions
Which one will you win?

Further details and entry form for the tournament are in the members area here.

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Sifu Chan

BySifu Chan

Creator and Chief Instructor of Kung Fu Academy NZ.