The original Ching Wu Association (pronounced Jing Woo) was founded in 1910 by Huo Yuan Chia in Shanghai, China. Also known as Jing Mo or Chin Woo, the Association aimed to restore the reputation of martial arts to the Chinese people and preserve the many traditional styles that were becoming lost. Ching Wu ceased to exist during World War II. In the post-war era several independent organizations began to use the name Ching Wu. These splinter groups emerged throughout Asia, and eventually in the Western Hemisphere.
In Winnipeg, Ching Wu Athletic Association Inc. was established as a nonprofit organization in 1990, governed by a volunteer board of directors. The club has grown and expanded since then to offer
traditional martial arts instruction in a wide variety of styles for
men and women of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels, keeping the
original ideals first set out by the original Ching Wu in 1910.
The Ching Wu Athletic Association of Winnipeg is dedicated to:
- providing top quality martial arts training and associated cultural activities,
- the preservation of those traditional styles and activities, and
- building cross cultural awareness in the community it serves through its instructional programs and performances.
Additional information about the origins and history of Ching Wu is available in Wikipedia.
Last updated April 10, 2016