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    Songshan Shaolin Champion

    We're launching a new showcase division at TCKFMCIII - the Songshan Shaolin Champion.

    The details are still in development, but here's what we have so far:

    The Songshan Shaolin Champion title is open to anyone competing with a classic form currently practiced at the original Shaolin Temple in Songshan. This includes (but is not limited to) empty-hand forms such as Xiaohongquan, Dahongquan, Luohanquan, Qixingquan and Taizu Changquan, as well weapon forms such as Yinshougun, Meihuadao, Tamojian, and so on. Competitors will be judged by a panel of Songshan Shaolin experts from different schools. In the event of a tie, competitors will face off with different Songshan Shaolin forms until a winner is determined.

    All Songshan Shaolin Champion entries will receive a special Shaolin-oriented gift bag. The winner will receive a Shaolin-oriented prize which includes being featured in a showcase article in the next Shaolin Special issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi.
    Gene Ching
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    Online registration now open

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    2011 Songshan Shaolin Champion

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    reminds me of master li peng competition back in 2004
    wish i were still in shape and condition to compete...

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    Good analogy, Pk_StyLeZ

    It's like that but more intimate as only one winner will be declared champion.

    Note that all entries will receive a special gift bag. In addition to gifts from Tiger Claw, all WildAid entries will receive a baseball cap from Tiger Balm and all Songshan Shaolin entries will receive a T-shirt from Tiger Balm.

    1st place: 2011 Songshan Shaolin Champion
    A featured in a showcase article in the next Shaolin Special issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi.
    Pearwood Spring and Autumn Sword from Shaolin Forge

    2nd place: Luck and Longevity Sword from Shaolin Forge

    3rd place: Shaolin Gong Fu: A Course in Traditional Forms, published by the Taguo Institute

    The top five finishers will also receive Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artistís autographed edition.
    Gene Ching
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    The 1st Songshan Shaolin Champion (2011)

    The 1st Songshan Shaolin Champion is Yang Chengjun.

    2nd place runner up: Yang Bing.

    3rd place: Patricia Kusaba.
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    What forms did the top 3 perform?

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    Good question!

    Yang Chengjun: Qixingquan

    Yang Bing: Tongbeiquan

    Patricia Kusaba: um, I forget right now. I want to sayshe did qixingquan too, but it might have been dahongquan. Patricia won our Traditional Grand Champion for her age group, and I remember her doing dahong but I can't remember for which ring. Let me get back to you on this.

    Note: There were a few entries that still did some aerial stuff, despite the rules forbidding that from this division. They were penalized for that and didn't place here.
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    The Songshan Shaolin Champion 2011 is Yang Chengjun





    2nd place: Yang Bing

    3rd place: Patricia Kusaba

    Judging were five leading Shaolin disciples: Chen Fei (Shi Yanfei), Shi Yanran, Shi Yantuo (Wang Lu), Yan Fei (Shi Yanfei), Ye Xinglie (Shi Xinglie).

    Coordinating the event was Sal Redner.
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    is this competition happening again in 1 year from now?
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Probably

    I'm hoping to make it so. Everyone seemed pleased with the outcome.
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    A vid

    Ericka Blackson. She didn't place, but she did come all the way out from the Netherlands.

    2011 Shark City Nationals - Luohan Quan
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    I'm hoping to make it so. Everyone seemed pleased with the outcome.
    oh sweet, maybe i'll come down next year. i'm sure you'll keep us posted here.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Songshan Shaolin Champion at TCKFMCIII

    Finally recovered from my jetlag and all the impressions during this trip to the USA. I am now able say something about the tournament. It was the biggest Kungfu tournament I have ever been to, in every aspect: distance, costs number of participants. I registered for the female 40+ category but ended up in a mixed
    Happens all the time and somehow I thought this time it was going to be different.

    Loved the idea of the Songshan Shaolin Division and I hope next time this division will be expanded and divided in categories so Shaolin practitioners wont have to compete in the "northern fist" division and suffer the disadvantage of being judged by non-shaolin judges. Not saying they are no good, but still it is different....

    So I was thinking, a songshan division by gender and age and categories, short weapons, long weapons and empty hand.It is not fair for kids to compete against adults and the other way around...
    The idea is great and I hope in the future it will be THE division for Shaolin.

    Overall great experience, nice meeting all those people you read about in Kungfu Taichi Magazine and if all goes well see you all next year!

    Omituofo!

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Ericka Blackson. She didn't place, but she did come all the way out from the Netherlands.

    2011 Shark City Nationals - Luohan Quan
    Thank you for posting Gene, I really enjoyed being there

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