To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine has started its effort to build a 3-day festival on May 19-21, 2017 in downtown San Jose, California. This festival is much bigger than all previous annual events.
The KUNG FU TAI CHI 25th Anniversary Festival will include, but not limited to, the 9th Annual Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Championship, the 5th Annual Tiger Claw’s Taekwondo Championship, the 6th Annual KUNG FU TAI CHI DAY, the 8th Annual WildAid Tiger Claw Champions, the first International Wushu Sanshou Dao (IWSD) Push Hands King Championship, a special command performance of Kung Fu and Tai Chi by the world’s top Grandmasters, and a joint banquet with IWSD. All the championship tournaments will be held in the state-of-art San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in the heart of downtown San Jose. The Convention Center is Silicon Valley’s premiere facility and is within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, bars, theaters and shopping, all the best that San Jose has to offer. Four and half years ago, I attended their 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Grandmaster Showcase was spectacular. I am told next year’s Grandmaster Showcase will even be even more grandeurs. It will be staged in San Jose’s beautiful historic California Theater on Friday May 19. The joint banquet will be held Saturday evening and important awards will be bestowed. The banquet will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine as well as the 30th anniversary of IWSD.
In 2016, Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Championship garnered international attention, attracting masters and competitors from Africa, Europe, North and South America, and China. It drew more than 2400 competitors and spectators. It established itself as the most prominent international Chinese Kung Fu competition due to its multitude of competitive events in internal martial art and external martial as well as the diversity of participants’ age, sex, geographic location, and nationality. It is not too early for athletes around the world to mark the calendar, put a training plan together, and get ready to compete.