As promised I am now going to tell you about the WKC World Championships. These Championships have been going on for many years now and take place in a different country every year, the last two years were held in Portugal and Spain, and this year it’s being held in Montreal, Canada. The competition brings together a whole host of people from different countries and nations around the world.
All sorts of styles compete, Karate, Kung Fu, Kickboxers and I’m sure many many others. Most of the categories are points or semi-contact fighting, however there are some other categories for Kata and weapons. Kata is a Karate word and is what Kung Fu would call forms. It’s a set routine designed to demonstrate physical ability, skill, technique and spirit. While you don’t actually fight anyone, the movement are created with attack and defence in mind, therefore nearly all the moves displayed in forms could be used in a combat situation.
I have been lucky enough to qualifiy for the World Championships at this years first Birtish Open in Manchester, which was held in February of this year. I qualified in Soft Style Open hand Forms, which basically means Kung Fu forms. Hard style tends to refer to Karate’s Kata’s as they are….more solid? Not sure how to describe it lol but our movements are designed to flow more, hence, soft style.
I’m soooo excited to be going, specially since it’s in Canada, and am really enjoying having something this big….no….HUGE, to aim for while I’m training, my sets have really progressed since I qualified. I’m not gonna pretend I have a huge chance of winning, but I’m gonna give it my best dam shot!
Due to the cost of the trip, this might be the only chance I get to go, not to mention qualifiying every year. Therefore I’m throwing everything I’ve got into the competition so I can have the best time ever! The trip costs a total of £1200, or around that, and I’ve already managed to raise about £450 of that. So far for sponsorship I have:
- Been to a live football match (I’ve never been as I’m not really a football fan)
- Given up my Xbox for a month.
These might not seem that big, and your right, they are minor ones, but from the 11th - 15th June I’m biking to work for a week. Now let me explain, my work is 13 miles out of town, that 26 miles a day there and back, and 130 miles for the whole week…..it’s gonna be interesting.
Anyone who would like to sponsor me I’d really appreciate it, this event means the world to me :)
Here is a link to my sponsorship page:
If your a friend of mine and would like to give me your sponsorship money in person rather than online, just let me know and I’ll put your name down. Even a small amount helps :D
WKC Website link: