The Mid-Autumn Festival held in the Tenderloin of San Francisco has been cancelled for September 2021, due to the changing virus conditions.
Per Sifu Fong, UC has stated no CMAT in spring of 2022. At the current time, community members are not allowed on the Berkeley campus. Additionally, the university is reviewing their policies on recruiting, which limits Sifu Fong’s ability to recruit new team members for Cal. A possibility exists for a Fall 2022 CMAT event. Any updates will be posted here.
And for those of you wondering about the Universty Games. Wushu is still slated to be apart of that event. Tentatively set for June 26,2022 in Chengdu, China. Now that was before the variant, that may change. Or China might decide to go ahead with the event. The other problem, is can the US field a Collegiate team, and the cost might be very high. In the neighborhood, of $5,000 per athlete, plus we might have to quarantine. Which we will have to foot the Hotel bills. So I have informed USAWKF for permission to take a team, but again with the variant we might still not go. I will revisit this topic in October to see where the country and the World is, that will probably decide on whether the US sends a team.
Caltopia is still planned for August 29, 2021, from 10am to 4pm on the campus of UC Berkeley. The event introduces new students to clubs and recreational events available on campus. Cal Wushu will be participating, so if you have time to volunteer, please let us know!
10th Annual Denver National Chinese Martial Arts Championship is scheduled to take place on September 18, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. If you are interested in attending or competing at this in-person event, please see the flyer below:
We will not be taking a team to the 2020 WUC in Liaoyang, and also will not be participating in the Gymnasiade, unfortunately.
The next University Games trials will be held in March 2021 at CMAT 28. CMAT 28 will also host the trials for the World Traditional Championships. I look forward to seeing all of you next year. Be safe and healthy!
Unfortunately it is with regret that I must announce that CMAT 28 will be postponed until next year. I apologize any inconvenience that this decision may have cost any of you. The CMAT committee did not easily make this decision. But, as of today only 79 competitors have signed up for the competition. From further investigation, we realized many people are not willing to travel because of the coronavirus, or to take part in big events. Certainly, we understand everyone’s concern, and make your safety and health our main concern.
Please, stay in touch thru this channel for latest developments in CMAT, and Collegiate Wushu.
Thank you for your support.
Sifu Bryant Fong, CMAT Chair and CMAT 28 Committee
Sifu Fong and students will perform at 1:10 pm on Sept. 21
You’re cordially invited to attend the eighth Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Exhibition celebrating the mid-autumn harvest season!
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Tenderloin Children’s Playground — 570 Ellis Street, San Francisco CA 94109
The Exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco, specifically highlighting the Indo-Chinese refugee communities which have a long history in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. We will have representatives from the Burmese, Champa, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese communities. Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival with us and learn more about the different Southeast Asian cultures!
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Hang To at (415) 298-3705
Mr. Sirch Chanthyasack at (415) 680-4027
11:30 – Door Open – Cultural Arts Exhibitions / Music Arts Demonstrations
12:00 – Outdoors Program Kickoff – Live Music Entertainment / Soccer Tournament
12:30 – Food Sampling
01:10 – Sifu Bryant Fong and Students martial arts demonstration