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United Kingdom Kuo Shu Federation

TWKSF Recognised Governing Body for Chinese Kuoshu in the United Kingdom


The United Kingdom Kuo Shu Federation (UKKSF) was established and formally constituted in Luton, Bedfordshire, on 11 August 2007. The UKKSF is part of the Institute for Chinese Martial Arts (ICMA) Group, in the United Kingdom, registered with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (Certificate Number: LLDG4415030202). The UKKSF is the official governing body for Chinese Kuoshu in the United Kingdom, recognised by: the World Kuo Shu Federation (TWKSF) and the European Kuo Shu Federation (TEKSF). The official logo of the UKKSF (pictured right) is based on the logo of the TWKSF. As a member of TWKSF and TEKSF, the UKKSF has access to a global network of traditional Chinese martial artists and Masters. The UKKSF is an apolitical and non-profit making organisation, and continues to promote traditional Chinese martial arts, its benefits and practice.
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The World Kuo Shu Federation (TWKSF)


The TWKSF Executive Board are in the process of deciding the host for the next World Championships, following the event in Argentina. The forerunner at present is the United States of America (USA). Watch this space for more information.

International Referee Programme


Master Rob Simpson, as the TWKSF Referee General has now launched TWKSF Referee Online, which allows International Referees to refresh and update their skills online, as part of their ongoing training and development. This innovation was celebrated as a significant advance in International Referee training.


For more information about the TWKSF Referee Online programme:


The European Kuo Shu Federation (TEKSF)

TEKSF continues to strive to promote and develop Kuo Shu in Europe under the leadership of Master Alexander Czech. Click here for more information about the TEKSF.


The United Kingdom Kuo Shu Federation (UKKSF)


The UKKSF will host in association with Pro Kuoshu, the National Chinese Kuoshu (Full Contact) Championships on Sunday 24 April, 2016, at the 27th Festival of Chinese Martial Arts, Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre, Pegasus Road, Oxford.


The event in association with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) will also be hosting the British Open Tai Chi (Taiji) Championships.


For more information about the event: www.pro.kuoshu.co.uk

Our Partnerships

Working in partnership with traditional Chinese martial arts groups in the United Kingdom, the UKKSF is the selecting organisation for the British Kuoshu (National Kuoshu Martial Arts) Team. Candidates are required to go though a selection process if they want to join the national team training sessions and international tournaments. Successful candidates, as students, will have the opportunity to: train alongside both national and international champions; learn from Masters with World-renowned reputations, who will instruct you in the practice of Chinese martial arts; and attain qualifications in Chinese martial arts that are ratified by the appropriate International governing bodies and recognised Worldwide. The training regime will include the practical application of the skills acquired during the lessons. Depending on the style being studied, students may emphasise certain aspects of the key elements: Da, Shuai, Na, Dien and Duan. Self-defence simulation such as two-person choreographed sequences will enable the student to take part in contact training. Tao Lu (Forms) training, including the use of weapons, will also allow the student to develop co-ordination and sparring tactics. There are also internal and external body training methods to condition the body in line with martial arts training demands. In the intermediate to advanced stages of training, student will commence sparring practice: semi contact initially and then full-contact sparring, if desired and when ready.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote traditional Chinese martial arts in the United Kingdom. It is key to our mission to disseminate research findings and comment on key issues and developments in Chinese martial arts. We do this through classes, articles, seminars, and the media. To co-operate with traditional Chinese martial arts organisations worldwide in order to develop and  promote the benefits of traditional Chinese martial arts. To represent the interests of its members in relations with International Governing Bodies (ICKF and TWKSF). To regulate and improve the conditions of Chinese martial arts practice. To ensure that prospective participants of Chinese martial arts are not excluded on the grounds of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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