Many people are not aware that Wushu (including Tai Chi) is an international competition sport. There are Wushu Tournaments, Competitions and Championships held throughout the world every year, including in Australia.
The TCAA holds a National Tai Chi Championship annually.
The 2018 TCAA Competition was held on Saturday 2nd June, again at the Sydney University Sports & Aquatic Centre, Darlington Road, Darlington New South Wales.
It was another successful and enjoyable Tai Chi championship, thanks to the many helpers, officials, enthusiatic participants and spectators.
Events held were Bare Hands TaoLu, Apparatus TaoLu and Push Hands. The purpose of the Competition is to promote the spread and enjoyment of Tai Chi. It is aimed at bringing many Tai Chi practitioners and learners together to support each other in friendly competition and to learn from each other. This we achieved, judging by the many positive comments from competitors, officials and spectators alike.
There were altogether 70 individual participants, of which 30 were women. The youngest participant was 17 years old and the oldest were over 60. 25 participants took part in the Push Hands. We aim for another successful event on 1st June 2019, at the same place!
On 3th June 2017, the TCAA hosted a happy and successful Open Tai Chi Championship at the Sydney University Sport and Aquatic Centre. The Championship was very well sunscribed with a requirement for two arenas. It was well supported by a host of very helpful and professional officials.
Amy, 2017 Female Overall Champion
Desmond, 2017 Male Overall Champion
On 4th June 2016, the TCAA hosted a happy and successful Open Tai Chi Championship at the Sydney University Sport and Aquatic Centre. We had 37 individuals with 80 performances. There were forms competition (TaoLu) as well as Push-Hands. Read the Results of Competition
This TCAA Championship was approved by the KWA (Kungfu Wushu Australia, national peak body for Chinese martial arts) for selection of Australian Tai Chi national representatives to the IWUF (International Wushu Federation) 2nd World Taijiquan Championships Oct. 14 - 20 in Warsaw, Poland.
Three highly skilled athletes qualified to represent Australia, but regrettably the participation in Warsaw had to be withdrawn as there was no official available to lead the team to the venue.
Photos of the Tai Chi Ball and Sword events.
The Push Hands competition.
Push hands over 85 kg Gold and Silver medalist, Sunny Li.
Photo from the 2015 Tai Chi Competition at Sydney University on Saturday 7th June, 2015
The June 8th 2012 TCAA Open Tai Chi Competition went very well, and it was very pleasing to see the standard of performance going ever higher. This year's competition had the support to the Confucius Institute of the University of Sydney, and it garnered a strong participation from the Chinese speaking community of Sydney.
Photos from the 2012 competition.