On Saturday the 11 August 2018, six students from the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Confucius Institute (UJCI) Wushu Club participated in the South African Wushu Federation's (SAWF) national and open Wushu championship and trails. With the main aim of the competition being to highlight this country's extraordinary talent and to celebrate the first "World Wushu Kung Fu day."
The event was held by the South African Wushu Federation (SAWF) and attended by the president of the SAWF Mr. Jurgens Lamprecht, SAWF key committee members Ms.Tammy Davey, Ms. Rutendo Ngara, Mr Patric Qholosha as well as many distinguished guests such as the councilor from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Mr Zheng Wen.
The day was jam packed with hundreds of routines showcased from many different Wushu styles. To ensure fairness due to the variety of different Wushu styles, each style was judged separately. The routines were split into different groups namely bare hand, short weapons and long weapon routines. Athletes from around South Africa displayed both their physical and mental capabilities.
UJCI students were up against some of South Africa's best Wushu practitioners but through their hard work and dedication, the team was able to shine. The UJCI Wushu team brought back three gold, four silver and one bronze medal. Details as follows:
孟伟（Maile Elvis Monyama, two gold medals）
海妮（Bongiwe Haine Mhlongo, one gold medal）
紫菱（Fazlin Ahdielah Mcpherson, two silver medals）
沈宁（Sagar Sandipkumar Lakhani, one silver medal）
马乐（Thato Tshepang Sekgoele, one silver medal）
曼迪（Mandisa Siphumelele Mbundu, one bronze medal）
The UJCI Wushu clubs focuses on serving the community by teaching and promoting Chinese Wushu in Johannesburg. Since the establishment of the UJCI Wushu club in April 2017, the Confucius Institute at the University of Johannesburg selected students to participate in the national Wushu competition in South Africa for two consecutive years, and even held its own national Wushu competition in January 2018.