Team Trials and Summer Practices

The USAWKF National Team Trials are almost upon us, so here’s a breakdown of important info for those interested in heading down to support Nathan, Colin, and friends from Champion Wushu and NW Wushu. JIAYOU EVERYONE!!!


Facebook Event:

When: June 25-26

Where: Civic Auditorium, 135 W San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA

Cost: $20 a day or $30 for both days

Time: 8 a.m. (based on when athlete warm-up starts) – 6 p.m. or 10 p.m.(?)

Ze Plan: Rental car, adventure time, boom.

Moving onto the topic of Summer Practices, there will be no officially scheduled practices until fall term. However, there are a number of people in Eugene who will be training regularly. If you’re interested in meeting up, go ahead and post on the Facebook page as some already have.


Congratulations to everyone who graduated today!!!

Leah Chan, Jenny Chen, Colin Cook, Tom Diamond, Jimmy “Brandon” Fleck, Nathan Andrus-Hughes, Jakkapon (Chat) Phanthuwongpakdee, Alex Phay, Liz Shepard, and Michelle Yoo – hooray for being done/free and best of luck on all your new adventures.

CMAT 19 Results!!!

Sorry for the delay everyone!

For those of you who haven’t seen the link on the Facebook page, CMAT* results are up.

How UO Wushu did: 4 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze (counting Nathan and Colin’s tie as 1 medal), Male Adult Contemporary All-Around Champion (congrats Nathan!)

Breakdown of Standings:

Galen Scovell: 2nd, Beginner Male Adult Contemporary Staff (Gun Shu)

Amy Wong: 2nd, Beginner Female Adult Contemporary Longfist (Chang Quan), 1st Beginner Female Contemporary Straight Sword (Jian Shu)

Paul Dargan: 1st, Intermediate Male Adult Other Contemporary Hand (Drunken), 3rd Intermediate Male Adult Contemporary Broadsword (Dao Shu)

Kenney Hersch: 3rd, Intermediate Male Adult Contemporary Straight Sword (Jian Shu)

Kuni Kosugi: 1st, Intermediate Female Adult Contemporary Broadsword (Dao Shu)

Dana Macalanda: 1st, Intermediate Female Adult Other Contemporary Weapon (Guan Dao)

Brinna Keillor: 2nd, Intermediate Female Adult Other Contemporary Weapon (Fan)

Tom Diamond: 2nd, Advanced Male Adult Other Contemporary Hand (Mantis), 3rd, Advanced Male Adult Open Chen

Nathan Andrus-Hughes: 3rd, Advanced Male Adult Other Contemporary Hand (Fanzi)

Colin Cook: 3rd, Advanced Male Adult Other Contemporary Hand (Fanzi)


Goo Quach: 3rd, Advanced Male Adult Contemporary Longfist (Chang Quan)

Phillip Dang: 2nd, Advanced Male Adult Contemporary Spear (Xiang Shu)

Sara Kleinknecht: 2nd, Intermediate Female Adult Contemporary Spear (Xiang Shu)

Congrats to everyone who competed and thank you so much to everyone who came down and supported us! We really appreciate you guys.

*CMAT stands for Contemporary Chinese Martial Arts Tournament and is an annual competition held at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the largest martial arts tournament in the United States.