Brunei's Mohd Sufi
during a training
session at the
Complex in this file
photo. The 1st Brunei
2013 will kick off
tomorrow Picture: BT
Approximately 100 wushu exponents from Brunei and Malaysia will compete in the 1st Brunei Wushu Championship 2013 tomorrow.
The May 31 to June 2 tournament will be held at the Mumong Sports Complex in Belait.
It features two teams from Sarawak, a team from Johor and Miri respectively and three local squads from the Brunei-Muara District, Belait District and the Brunei Darussalam School Sports' Council (MSSSBD).
The competition will run from 10am-12pm followed by a short break before resuming at 2pm-4.30pm.
Sunday's events will run from 10am-12pm and will continue from 2pm-4.30pm, followed by the closing ceremony and prize presentation.
The competition will see the participants compete in the free style and compulsory events.
The males free style will see action in the chang quan, jian shu and long weapon disciplines.
Their compulsory events are chuji qiang shu, chuji daoshu, nan dao, san lu chang quan, nan gun and jian shu.
The freestyle event for the females is quan shu.
Their compulsory events are chuji qiang shu, mixed weapon, first routine jian shu, chuji jian shu, nan quan, first routine qiang shu, chuji gun shu and tai ji jian.
The competition is held in Belait to attract more wushu talents from the district while further expanding the sport nationwide.
The Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam even hired and sent a coach from China to train the athletes in Kuala Belait.
They will be holding a managers' meeting and game draws at the Mumong Sports Complex today.
This will precede a welcoming dinner for the athletes at the Stadium Restaurant of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
The foreign athletes will then head back to their home country the following day after the competition.
The event is supported by the Youth and Sports Department of Brunei, and was co-organised by Kuala Belait Youth and Sports Department and Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam.