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Kung Fu - The New Zealand Way

"The year 2008 will see New Zealanders competing in the Olympics' newly accredited event – Wushu," said Pansy Wong, National List MP.

"Seeing Bruce Lee listed in Time magazine as one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century has added to the excitement of tomorrow's launch of Wushu towards 2008 Olympics."

"Wushu is a contemporary sport covering all the popular martial arts. Discipline, values and physical strength combined to make Wushu a spectators' sport for all. New Zealanders of all backgrounds have flocked to participate."

"Wushu breaks down racial and cultural barriers where individuals share the common bond of pursuing "unity of mind and body in the highest art form."

Pansy Wong is looking forward to the NZ Olympic team kicking our way to victory in the 2008 Olympics. Mr Peter Yu, Chairman of NZCMA IWC and his team are to be congratulated in launching Wushu towards 2008 Olympics with little resource but plenty of discipline and fighting spirit.

Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Sport, will launch this exciting initiative.


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