Training Hard!

Hello everybody!

UO Wushu has been working very hard as a team, learning more and more at each practice! Just two weeks ago, we trained with UO Alumni, Phillip Dang! We all had a wonderful time learning from Sifu Phillip and trained very hard!

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We hope everyone is doing well! Thank you everyone for all your support! We really appreciate it!

Last Demo for now!

We just had our final demo for the beginning of the school year! It was for the Asian Pacific Islander Welcome Event in the LLC South Performance Hall. If you missed it, make sure you check it out here:

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Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us for our first couple demos! Make sure you stay updated with us for our other demos later in the year!

Practice Information

Hello Everybody!

We have had our first week of practice and it is going great! We hope all of you that are interested in trying Wushu out can come to our practices! Feel free to show up whenever you are able to. Just come wearing workout clothes and workout shoes and be ready to do some Wushu!

Our practice days and times are:
Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm – Gerlinger 220
Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Gerlinger 220
Friday 5:15pm – 7:45pm – Rec Center, Multipurpose Room 1

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and like it!

Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/uowushu

We hope to see some new faces!

Second Demo of the School Year!

UO Wushu had a fun time performing for the Confucius Institute’s 5th Year Anniversary for their Martial Arts Presentation Event! If you missed it, check this video out:

We also have one more demo coming up in the next week on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00pm, for the Asian and Pacific Islander Welcome event. Please come to the event and support us!

Thank you to all those who have been coming out to support and cheer us on! We hope to see you all on Tuesday!

First demo and more!

UO Wushu had a great time performing for Duck N2 the Rec last Thursday! If you missed the demo catch it down here:

Performers: Blake Rawson, Brenda Heng, Elirissa Hui, Martin Leung, Megan Bernatzki Michael Nilson, and Wing Ng.

Also coming up we have demos coming up for the next two weeks!

Confucius Institute 5th Year Celebration – 10/1 Wednesday 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Circle Lawn in front of the Knight Library and Jordan Schnitzer Museum

API Welcome Day – 10/7 Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LLC Performance Hall

We hope to see you there to support us and learn more about wushu!

We’re BACK!

Hello to those checking this page out! UO Wushu team is updating this blog now starting this year! We’re still putting together parts and pieces but check back every now and then to see posts about the team from the past year and updates on how the team is doing now!

For now check out this picture of former Captains Nathan Andrus-Hughes and Ray Tsunoda at SIMAC 2014!

Ray and Nathan

Daniel Wu Produces and Acts in Two New Martial Arts Movies

UO Wushu founder Daniel Wu has two new movies this fall – Tai Chi Zero/Tai Chi 0, which he helped produce, and The Man with the Iron Fists, where he plays a character named Poison Dagger.

Tai Chi Zero – the first of two movies from Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung’s studio, Diversion Pictures – follows Yang Lu Chan (Yuan Xiachao) on a journey to learn the secrets of Chen-style tai chi. It’s sillier and much more lighthearted than it sounds. The sequel, Tai Chi Hero, was released in China around the same time as Tai Chi Zero debuted in the U.S. (10/19).

The Man with the Iron Fists premieres today (11/2). The film is set in feudal China and stars a blacksmith (RZA) fighting to protect his village from various miscreants searching for treasure. Other stars include Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, and Jamie Chung.

Members of UO Wushu really enjoyed Tai Chi Zero’s Portland premiere and are very excited to see The Man with the Iron Fists after tonight’s practice.

October Recap

It’s been a busy term for UO Wushu so far with the annual Duck Preview Demo, visit to Summit Wushu, Thriller, and the addition of our wonderful new members – welcome to the team, ducklings! Thriller videos will be coming soon, but in the meantime here’s the video from Duck Preview:

First Demo and New Beginnings: Duck N2 the Rec

Get pumped for UO Wushu’s first demo of the year – Duck N2 the Rec!

What it is: The overall event is an open house for the Student Rec Center that runs from 3-5pm on 9/20, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the team and the Rec Center in general. We hope to see you there!

Date and Time: Thursday (9/20), 3-3:45pm

Where: Main stage (located in the three-court gymnasium)

We’ll also have a table set up, so feel free to stop by and grab one of our lovely flyers and/or chat with team members and this year’s captains.

In addition to Duck N2 the Rec, keep an eye out for flash demos around campus during Week of Welcome (9/20-9/22). Also, be sure to check back soon for:
- Updated practice times and location/s
- Club Sports Open House info
- Membership registration info (Org Sync)
- The coordinates for the portkey to Pallet Town

One last thing for all returning members: Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer and we wish the best in school, training, and accomplishing your dreams!!!

UPDATE: Below is our Duck N2 the Rec Demo.