WildAid Tiger Claw Champion 2011
At Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship 2011, Zhang won with Huojiaquan, a style attributed to Huo Yunjia, founder of Chin Woo and the inspiration for Jet Li's character in Fearless (see our 2006 September/October Special: Chin Woo - Huo Yuan Jia Collector's Issue) Along with the title, Zhang won • iPad 2 • Back Cover showcase in the September October 2011 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi • Inside Back Cover showcase in 2011-2012 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi • ‘got qi?’ showcase in 2011-2012 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi • Custom Tiger Trophy • Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artist’s autographed edition.
All proceeds from this event go to WildAid. When the buying stops, the killing can too.
We look forward to working with them on this.
JACKIE CHAN: Tiger aid
26/12/2011 by Alan Cole in the UK
Action star to be honoured in the New Year for his save the tiger commitments
Jackie Chan is set to receive an award from the charity WildAid in honour of his campaigning work in support of wildlife conservation.
The annual WildAid benefit event will take place in San Francisco on May 11, 2012.
The martial arts star has been a strong supporter of the campaign to save the tiger and regularly backs WildAid China.
In particular Chan has been instrumental in bringing attention to the issue of tiger body parts being used in traditional medicines in China. The practice is seen as a major factor which is pushing tigers towards extinction.
The demand fuels illegal poaching of tigers which are also killed for sport and to obtain their skins. Tigers are also under threat from deforestation activities.
With only 3,000 tigers remaining in the wild the campaign to protect these beautiful creatures is becoming an urgent conservation issue.
Chan has been active speaking about his previous belief that medicine with tiger bones would heal you. But has since urged people around the world who follow the practice to stop their consumption of tiger bones and tiger medicine - as well as tiger skins - because the market for these products leads to the killing of tigers.
In essence his message, which has also been broadcast in public service films and promoted on his personal website, is if people stop buying tiger products poachers will stop killing tigers, an endangered species.
The problem is so severe that it is estimated that over the past decade, more than 1,000 tigers have been killed in order to meet the consumer demands for their body parts in part due to the tradition for tiger bone medicine that extends back to the 10th century.
In order to protect wild tigers in 1993 China's State Council banned the tiger bone trade. But the ban does not totally contain China's tiger trade say campaigners. This is due to the market demand for tiger products and allegedly a less than perfect enforcement system.
Jackie Chan is one of Asia's biggest stars for his kung fu action and comedy roles as well as straight acting, appearing in more than 100 feature films. The actor is also a major philanthropist and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
However, tiger conservation is perhaps the best known issue he is associated with, especially in Asia, where he uses the motto: when the buying stops, the killing can too...
I am on the Event Committee for this.A WILD NIGHT to Benefit WILDAID with JACKIE CHAN
WILDAID is presenting the WILDAID Ambassador Award for his dedication and service to WILDAID and global endangered species. Visit wildaid.org/night for details. Use code "Kung Fu" for a special $25 discount. A TIGER CLAW FOUNDATION SPONSORED EVENT We cordially invite you to join the workshops. Please call local sponsors for details. For other info please email cpong@goTaiji.com or call C.P.Ong, 301-299-8116.
For more information, contact: Erin Sullivan
Event Address: 744 Montgomery Street #300
San Francisco, CA, 94111 USA
Online: Sullivan@wildaid.org - www.wildaid.org/night
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However, we should discuss your continued support of our WildAid Tiger Claw Championship for KFTC20 YEARS privately soon. Our sponsorship packages are in development, so I'll have more info for you later.
As for the WildAid event, I'll ask if they'll be into some sort of donation from you. They do know your company through your previous donations, and as this is a fundraiser, I understand their might be a silent auction, but it's big money as you can see from the link. It's $175 to get in the door and starts at $500 for dinner (most seats are $1000).
Let me know how I can be of service to you, brother.
Talk to you soon.
Wild Night is still on, but now they are honoring James H. Clark. I'm still on the event committee.
Our WildAid Tiger Claw Championships is still on too, for KFTC20YEARS. As in previous years, we are accepting donations for prizes for this showcase benefit division. In-kind donations to WildAid are tax-deductible. Contact me at Gene@KungFuMagazine.com if you wish to make a donation to this worthy cause. Thanks!
From WildAid's press release
A WILD NIGHT - A benefit for WildAid
May 11, 2012
Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
Food & Beverages
Enjoy a strolling dinner, desserts, specialty ****tails, and cupcakes provided by The Food Network.
Explore interactive exhibits, journey around the world in Google's Liquid Galaxy, dive into the virtual ocean in theBlu. Enjoy live music by the John Corbett Band and then dance the night away with DJ Romeo & Rob Reyes.
$175: 1 Ticket to A Wild Night
$1,200: 10 Tickets to A Wild Night
ENTER OUR DRAWING
For a chance to win a Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Jazz Pendant or a 3- night stay at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Tickets will be sold at the party, and we will announce the winner that night!
HOST YOUR OWN WILD NIGHT
Can't attend our Gala? Host your own Wild Night on May 11.
Wherever you live, you can host a dinner party, a movie night, a nighttime bike ride, or a slumber party to raise awareness and funds for endangered species.
Register your event here for a chance to win WildAid merchandise and gain access to never-before-seen WildAid content to screen at your event!
Visit wildaid.org/mynight for more information or send us an e-mail with questions.VIP RECEPTION & Dinner
Kick off the celebration with a delightful variety of Ketel One Vodka and Bulleit Bourbon
****tails, enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, and mingle with our celebrity ambassadors.
Sit down to an exquisitely prepared multi-course meal by La Forchetta Catering, with a focus
on local and organic foods. Michael Mondavi Family Estate owners, Michael Mondavi and
Rob Mondavi Jr., will provide special wine pairings with each course.
Awards, Auction & Party
Join us in honoring Google with our Leadership Award for its ground-breaking use of technology in the advancement of conservation. Tech entrepeneur and wildlife advocate, James H. Clark, will receive our Philanthropist Award. Peter Knights, and our celebrity ambassadors will share recent highlights of our campaigns.
During our live auction, bid to win luxury travel experiences, culinary delights, or a one-of-a-kind Tiffany & Co. shopping spree. Make your way downstairs to enjoy A Wild Night.
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner
A Wild Night
FOOD & Beverages
Indulge in our delectable appetizers, bite-sized savory treats and dessert bar. Savor ice cold Trumer Pils Beer, ****tails prepared in a Ketel One Vodka Ice Bar, the smooth finish of Bulleit Bourbon, or one of Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wines’ brands.
Explore interactive exhibits, learn about our innovative programs, and see the impact of your donation. Step into Google’s Liquid Galaxy, and journey underwater and around the world. Visit our “5 to do today” exhibit and pledge to do 5 simple things to reduce your environmental impact.
The night continues with a live musical performance by the John Corbett Band and dance the night away with live DJ Romeo & Rob Reyes.
Celebrate with a VIP Cabana and entertain your guests in style. Have a private seating area for 10 in your private cabana.
8:30 PM - 2:00 AM
A WILD NIGHT
Co - Chairs & WildAid Board of Directors
Tod Bensen, Xochi Birch, Jonathan Conrad, Bo Derek, Tracey Durning, Pamela Stedman Farkas, David Haslingden, Dave Hersh, Shannon Joy, Peter Knights, Katharine Martin, Rob Mondavi, Jr., Steve Morgan, James von Rittmann, Rand Rosenberg, Jeanne Sedgwick, Jordan Shlain, MD, Beverly Spector, Steve Trent
David Babaii, Sir Richard Branson, Jackie Chan, Joan Chen, Maggie Cheung, Philippe Cousteau, Minnie Driver, Assm. Paul Fong, Harrison Ford, Haile Gebrselassie, Daryl Hannah,
Assm. Jared Huffman, Ang Lee, Yao Ming, Edward Norton, Dwight Phillips, Shauna Robertson,
Prescott Ashe, Ben Bleiman, Gene Ching, Mark Cunningham, Sachin Dev Duggal, Rory Faber, Moira Hanes, Lucie Jay, Heather Keenan, Phil Lamoreaux, Shannon McElyea, Cathy McMurtry, Nancy Mueller, Buffy Redsecker, Anthony Sandberg, Amanda Schoeneman, Kira Siebert, Joakim Silvanderson, Richard Sloan, Laney Thornton, Pasha Thornton, Hugo Ugaz, Nadine Weil, Jamie White, Tom Worthington
Visit wildaid.org/night for tickets or E-mail email@example.com
Here is this year's WildAid Tiger Claw Champion trophy. We haven't even announced prizes for this showcase division yet, and we already have more competitors registered than in previous years. Thanks everyone!
Note: Registration is still open for the WildAid Tiger Claw Champion at KFTC 20 YEARS
Larry King, Jared Leto, Hayden Panettiere Among Stars at WildAid Gala
May 15, 2012
Hollywood joined forces with Silicon Valley on Friday evening to support wildlife conservation organization, WildAid, at their annual gala. Larry King, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto, Maggie Q, John Corbett, Kate Flannery, and Bo Derek were among the stars raising money for WildAid.
The 300-*‐guest black-*‐tie VIP dinner included a presentation by WildAid Founder Peter Knights, a live auction, and awards presented to Google (for "Ocean in Google Earth" and "Google Maps") and James H. Clark for their innovative use of technology to benefit conservation.
After dinner, guests enjoyed a live musical performance by the John Corbett Band, sipped on specialty ****tails compliments of POM Wonderful and Ketel One Vodka, sampled from a 1,000 cupcake display provided by The Food Network, and explored the virtual oceans in an exhibit by theBlu.
Knights presented a new PSA featuring Pau Gasol (LA Lakers) and a sneak peak of an upcoming documentary WildAid is working on with Peabody-*‐Award winning director Deborah Scranton about the rhino and elephant poaching crisis in Africa, as seen through the eyes of China's biggest star (and long-*‐time WildAid Ambassador) Yao Ming.
Other notable guests included President Alvaro Uribe, General Ron Hite, Bill Joy, Gigi Brisson, Tod Bensen, Alan Chung, Sir Michael Rose, Andrew Paul, Jim Rogers, Xochi and Michael Birch, Sir Iain Douglas-*‐Hamilton, Lonnie Autry, David Hersh, William Tseng, Jason Holt, Nick Osborne, and Google’s Brian McClendon.
Sponsors included Perka, Tiffany & Co., San Francisco Magazine, FLOR, theBlu, Incase, Grand Hyatt, Royal Bank of Canada, Forbes & Manhattan, Alliance Bernstein, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundatioin, Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wines, and Britex Fabrics.
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