Chinese Martial Arts School Shines on the World Stage: Bringing Home Medals from 2023 World Kung Fu Championships
Rivonia - In a triumphant display of skill, dedication, and determination, students at the Shuaimeng Liu Martial Arts Centre (SMA Centre) have achieved international recognition by winning medals at the prestigious 9th World Kungfu Championships hosted in Emeishan, China, from the 23rd to the 28th of August 2023, proving once again that the level of training at the centre produces students that are a force to be reckoned with on the global martial arts stage.
The world championships, which brought together elite martial artists from 53 countries, showcased the extraordinary talents of SMA Centre students, as part of the South African Wushu Federation (SAWF) Protea team, who have consistently excelled at the national level. Their impressive performances demonstrated not only their individual prowess but also the high standard of training and instruction.
The SMA Centre has long been a staple of the Rivonia community, offering Chinese Martial Arts - Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Combat classes for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Led by Head Instructor Shuaimeng Liu, a respected Chinese Martial Arts practitioner with decades of experience, the school has cultivated an environment that promotes discipline, respect, and personal growth, instilling these values in their students both inside and outside the training hall.
The school's success at the 2023 9th World Kungfu Championships is a testament to the dedication and hard work of both its students and instructors. Shuaimeng Liu, in an interview, attributed the achievement to the school's rigorous training regimen, stating, "We've always believed in pushing our students to be the best they can be, and this is the culmination of years of hard work, discipline, and dedication from everyone involved."
Members of SMA Centre team, as part of the SAWF Protea Team, hailing from various age groups and martial arts disciplines, demonstrated their skills in barehand and weapons forms. Their performances drew the admiration of judges and spectators alike, leaving no doubt about the teams’ competitive edge and commitment to excellence.
Head Instructor, Shuaimeng Liu, and SMA Centre Medal winners
Parents and supporters, who have been a part of the SMA Centre for years are thrilled by this latest achievement, shared their excitement, saying, "It's incredible to see our local martial arts school achieve such recognition. Their successes not only showcase the talent of the students and instructors but also highlight the positive impact of the school's teachings on character development and physical fitness."
The success of the SMA Centre students at the 9th World Kungfu Championships serves as an inspiration to aspiring martial artists in our community and beyond. It underscores the importance of perseverance, dedication, and commitment to one's craft, values that SMA Centre has been instilling in its students for years.
SMA Team members prepare for 2023 nationals.
As we celebrate the remarkable achievements of SMA Centre on the world stage, it is evident that their legacy of excellence will continue to thrive. With the support of the community and the dedication of its instructors and students, the Shuaimeng Liu Martial Arts Centre (SMA Centre) will undoubtedly continue to shine as a beacon of martial arts excellence for years to come, setting a high standard for future generations of Chinese Martial Artists.
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