SECOND SHAOLIN WAHNAM INTERNATIONAL FREE SPARRING COMPETITION 2011
Congratulations to the Top Ten Shaolin Wahnam Warriors for 2011, who are are as follows:
- Martin Do - U.K. (also Top Shaolin Wahnam Warrior for 2010)
- Chris Pearce - U.K.
- Chris Didyk - U.S.
- Shamsher Nijar - U.K.
- Miquel Ping - Portugal
- Mark Blohm - U.S.
- Andy Cusick - U.K
- Nick Rowson - U.K.
- Brendan Darcy - Ireland
- Christina Didyk - U.S.
The Competition was a great success, with camaraderie and lack of aggressiveness as the outstanding feature. In some cases, where judges may not notice a decisive strike due to unfavourable angled view, the receiving competitor pointed it out. All competitors use genuine kungfu techniques and stances; there were no kick-boxing or bouncing about.
There were, nevertheless, some weaknesses, which we hope to rectify in subsequent competitions. All competitors won by strikes on opponent’s head or groin. There were taken as decisive strikes. However, in some cases these strikes were not actually decisive in real fights; some were just accidental and might not cause much damage.
Probably because of this weakness where competitions might win by touching any part of an opponent’s head, they neglected other aspects of combat like felling and chin-na. There was also a noticeable lack of strikes to other parts of the body. Notwithstanding this, the competition was great fun, and an opportunity for future improvement to bring back the glory of honorable kungfu fighting.
All the matches are recorded below. We wish to thank Wong Chun Yian for recording the videos.
|Martin vs Kam||Mark vs Andy||Jas vs Leo|
|Chris Pearce vs Brendan||Max vs Tim||Nick vs Christina|
|Miquel vs Chris Didyk||Martin vs Shamsher||Andy vs Kam|
|Jas vs Mark||Leo vs Shamsher||Chris Pearce vs Chris Didyk|
|Max vs Brendan||Tim vs Nick||Miquel vs Christina|
|Martin vs Mark||Jas vs Kam||Andy vs Leo|
|Shamsher vs Mark||Chris Pearce vs Tim||Brendan vs Nick|
|Max vs Miquel||Chris Didyk vs Christina||Jas vs Martin|
|Leo vs Kam||Andy vs Shamsher||Chris Pearce vs Max|
|Brendan vs Christina||Miquel vs Tim||Chris Didyk vs Nick|
|Martin vs Leo||Shamsher vs Kam||Andy vs Jas|
|Jas vs Andy||Mark vs Leo||Jas vs Shamsher|
|Chris Pearce vs Nick||Brendan vs Miquel||Tim vs Chris Didyk|
|Max vs Christina||Andy vs Martin||Mark vs Kam|
|Chris Pearce vs Miquel||Chris Didyk vs Brendan||Tim vs Brendan|
|Chris Didyk vs Max||Miquel vs Nick||Chris Pearce vs Christina|
|Tim vs Christina||Max vs Nick||Mark vs Andy|
|Andy vs Shamsher||Shamsher vs Mark||Shamsher vs Mark|
|Chris Didyk vs Miquel||Shamsher vs Martin||Shamsher vs Martin|
|Chris Pearce vs Chris Didyk||Chris Pearce vs Chris Didyk||Chris Pearce vs Chris Didyk|
|Chris Didyk vs Shamsher||Chris Didyk vs Shamsher|
|Chris Pearce vs Martin|