THE Wushu Federation Philippines (WFP) will host the 52nd Wushu Federation of Asia (WFA) Executive Committee meeting at Boracay Islang in Malay, Aklan, on February 27 next year.
Tops in the agenda are the reports on the recently concluded 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia and the forthcoming 11th Asian Junior Wushu Championships set in Hong Kong from August 17 to 25 and 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou from September 24 to 28.
Other items include reports from the regional federations and the WFA secretariat and the roster of candidates for the Executive Committee for the 2023-2026 term.
Hong Kong’s Fok Chun Wan heads WFA as president with Mahdi Alinejad (Iran), Zhang Qiuping (China), Julian Camacho (Philippines) and Park Chang Bum (Korea) as vice presidents.
Chan Weng Kit (Macau) acts as secretary general and rounding out the executive committee as members are Li Bobo (Myanmar), Yang Mai Jung (Chinese Taipei), Bhupender Bajwa (India), Okasaki Yutaka (Japan), Chong Kim Fatt (Malaysia) and Airlangga Hartarto (Indonesia).
Camacho, who is a member of the International Wushu Federation three-man ethics committee, will present his observations on the SEA Games and recommend measures to avoid the recurrence of the international rule violation that marred the wushu competition.
WFP president Freddie Jalasco, Jr. and WFP senior trustees will welcome the delegates.
“The whole wushu family in the country is glad that the WFA executive committee is meeting anew in our shores after 27 years,” Jalasco said. “We will show them our brand of hospitality.”
Jalasco said the WFP is bidding to host the 2026 Wushu Sanda World Cup or 2027 World Wushu Championships.
The country first hosted the WFA executive committee meeting in 1996 in conjunction with the 4th Asian Wushu Championships where WFP introduced computerized scoring.
WFP also organized the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships in 2013. Both the 1996 and 2013 championships were endorsed by then sitting presidents of the Philippines through proclamations “declaring the month of November 1996 as Asian Wushu Championships Month” and “the month of August 2013 as Philippine Wushu Month”, respectively.”