WILDAID TIGERCLAW CHAMPION

2016 WildAid Tiger Claw Champion Li Yujie
2016 WildAid Tiger Claw Champion Li Yujie

In the Year of the Tiger 2010, the Tiger Claw Foundation launched a special showcase championship with all proceeds donated to WildAid’s efforts to save wild tigers. WildAid is an international non-profit organization with the mission to end the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetimes. Jackie Chan is a primary spokesperson for WildAid, accompanied by Harrison Ford, Yao Ming, Leonardo DiCaprio, Li Bingbing, Maggie Q and many other international celebrities. In 2015, the Tiger Claw Elite Championship is added two youth divisions, the WildAid Kid Tiger Championship, for competitors age 17 -12 and 11 & under.

The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion is a special ‘any style, any form’ division. The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion will be awarded a custom trophy, special prizes and will be showcased in Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine throughout the following year. At the 2017 Tiger Claw Elite Championship, it is the only division where Taekwondo Poomse and Chinese martial arts will be able to compete against each other.

The 2017 WildAid Tiger Claw Championships will be held on Sunday of the Kung Fu Tai Chi 25th Anniversary Festival, May 19-21, 2017 in San Jose, California.

AWARDS 
The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion 2017

  • Back Cover showcase in the September October 2017 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
  • Inside Back Cover showcase in 2017-2018 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
  • ‘got qi?’ showcase in 2017-2018 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
  • Custom Tiger Trophy

The WildAid Kid Tiger Champions 2017

  • Inside Back Cover showcase in 2017-2018 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
  • ‘got qi?’ showcase in 2017-2018 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
  • Custom Tiger Trophy

WildAid Tiger Claw Champions
2010: Yuan Long
2011: Zhang Yongbiao
2012: Sun Qibo
2013: Yu Zhenlong
2014: Sen Gao
2015: Tian Chongfang
2016: Li Yujie

Senior WildAid Kid Tiger Champions (17-12)
2015: Leland Zhang
2016: Ian Lim

Junior WildAid Kid Tiger Champions (11 & under)
2015: Ian Lim
2016: Marisa Malto

 

*More awards may be announced. If you wish to donate an award for promotional consideration, donations to the WildAid Tiger Claw Championship are tax deductible. Contact Gene Ching at Gene@KungFuMagazine.com for more information.

WILDAID TIGERCLAW CHAMPION RULES

  • This is an open forms division competition. All styles are welcome but the form must be of a conventional martial origin (entries that are strictly breakdancers are not permitted). There are no divisions by gender, empty hand versus weapon, or skill level. Competitors must be 18 or over. Empty hands or weapons are allowed. Music is optional.
  • Solo competitors only – no teams.
  • Time Limits: 30 sec minimum, 2 minutes maximum.
  • The judging panel will consist of 5-7 judges from mixed styles. The highest and lowest scores will be discarded.
  • Competitors will be judged on a scale of 1-10.

WILDAID KID TIGER CHAMPION RULES

  • This is an open forms division competition. All styles are welcome but the form must be of a conventional martial origin (entries that are strictly breakdancers are not permitted). There are no divisions by gender, empty hand versus weapon, or skill level. Competitors must be 17 or under. Empty hands or weapons are allowed. Music is optional.
  • Solo competitors only – no teams.
  • Time Limits: 30 sec minimum, 2 minutes maximum.
  • The judging panel will consist of 5-7 judges from mixed styles. The highest and lowest scores will be discarded.
  • Competitors will be judged on a scale of 1-10.