UCLA Wushu Team - Our Fight to Become Tournament Champions

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UCLA Wushu Team - Our Fight to Become Tournament Champions

“Wushu” is a Chinese term meaning “martial arts” (武 "Wu" = military or martial, 术 "Shu" = art). It was developed in China the 1950s and is now an international sport with more than 1000 athletes from 89 countries competing in the World Wushu Championships held every two years. In recent years, the sport has seen a significant growth in media exposure and is now being popularized in stunt work and action sequences for film and television. Notable features of wushu in mainstream media include Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Game of Thrones, Ip Man, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Michelle Yeoh (using double hooks) and Zhang Ziyi (using a straightsword) star in a wushu fight scene in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

The Annual Wushu Collegiate Tournament is the biggest event of the year for our team. It is the one chance we have to showcase the result of the endless hours of training that we have put in for the year and to represent our university on a national collegiate level. Each year, our members do remarkably well, medaling in multitudinous events across various skill levels.

UCLA athlete Connor Hum competing in Male Advanced Staff at the 20th Annual Collegiate Wushu Tournament at Columbia University.

Austin Wang (class of 2015) competing in Male Advanced Staff at the 20th Annual Wushu Collegiate Tournament.

Unfortunately, the high travel and lodging costs are often deterrents to our members competing. Since the university does not allocate money to allow us to travel to the competition, our team is in dire need of funds to cover flight and hotel costs. As this year’s tournament will be held at University of Washington, we are asking for your help in funding our mission to allow as many of our members to compete as possible and to bring back tournament champion titles for UCLA.

UCLA C Team competing in Group Set at the 20th Annual Wushu Collegiate Tournament.

Donations to our campaign will allow our team members to fly to the state of Washington and secure lodging during our stay. No donation is too big or small! Sharing our cause on social media is another great way to aid us in our mission. Introducing our campaign to friends, family, and associates, and drawing attention to our cause will enable us to reach a bigger audience and, subsequently, our goal.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Let’s go, UCLA!

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Thank You

Your generous donation of $10 will help us pay for travel between our place of lodging and the tournament.

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Estimated Delivery: February 2017

$25

Handwritten Card

For your generous donation of $25, our team will gift you a handwritten thank you card expressing our gratitude!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$50

Sash

For your generous donation of $50, our team will gift you a wushu sash that athletes wear during competition. (A $44 tax-deductible gift)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$100

Sword Tassel

For your generous donation of $100, our team will gift you with one of the beautiful, braided tassels that typically adorn athletes' straightswords. (A $94 tax-deductible gift)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$250

Fan

For your generous donation of $250, our team will gift you with a beautiful wushu fan, a multi-use tool that is used by athletes during competition. (A $239 tax-deductible gift)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$500

Honorary Medal

For your generous donation of $500, our team will gift you with an honorary gold medal for excellence. (A $487 tax-deductible gift)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$1,000

Signed Feiyue Shoes

For your generous donation of $1000, we will gift you with feiyue shoes (the classic shoes widely used by wushu athletes and often seen in traditional martial arts films) signed by our team. (A $984 tax-deductible gift)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2017
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