Wushu Federation Philippines secretary general Julian Camacho has been reelected member of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) during the IWUF Congress on the occasion of the 16th World Wushu Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.
A vice president of Wushu Federation of Asia and incumbent IWUF Ethics Committee member who drafted the IWUF Code of Ethics, Camacho was appointed vice chairman of the latter body.
Having at the service of Wushu for more than three decades, Camacho was also given a new assignment—member of the Supervisory Committee, the final authority in the conduct of the World Wushu Championships.
Along with the newly-elected Executive Board headed by Goa Zhidan, Camacho will serve in his three positions until 2027.
Goa is the current Minister of General Administration of Sport of China and has strongly supported wushu development so his election is vital to wushu’s movement towards inclusion in the Olympic Games programme.
Starting out as Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation Wushu chairman, he co-founded WFP then rose to become its chairman then President.
As WFP chairman, he presided the 1996 Asian Wushu Championships Organizing Committee and as president he headed the 2013 Asian Junior Wushu Championships Organizing Committee which secured from the President of the Philippines a Proclamation “Declaring August 2013 as Wushu Month”.