Hi! My name is Christiaan Fouché, and I'm a wushu (kung fu) athlete from Pretoria, South Africa. Growing up I watched a lot of Jackie Chan and Jet Li movies, which sparked my interest in kung fu. I started doing kung fu in 2003, and have trained consistenly eversince.
I practice authentic Shaolin and Wudang wushu. As an athlete I compete in the wushu taolu (forms/routines) divisions, and do forms such as Snake Fist, Snake Spear, Staff and Straight Sword.
In 2010 I was selected to represent South Africa at the 4th World Traditional Wushu Championships in Shiyan, China, as a member of the National Protea Traditional Wushu Team. With the help of sponsors and a loan, I raised enough money to pay for the trip, and came home with a Bronze medal.
The Traditional World Champs is massive. The following picture (which was was taken by me), gives you an idea of how big it is, and shows the South African team entering the stadium at the opening ceremony for the Traditional World Champs in 2010:
In 2012 I won the prize for the competitor of the day at the South African National Wushu Championships. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, I wasn't able to compete at the World Champs during that year.
I recently won 3 gold medals, and two silver medals at this year's South African National Wushu Championships. Moreover, I was selected to represent South Africa at the 6th World Traditional Wushu Championships in Chizhou, China, from 23 to 30 October 2014 as a member of the National Protea Traditional Wushu Team.
The cost of the trip (excluding the plane tickets), is US$4480 per person. Moreover, a non-refundable deposit of US $700 should by paid by 31 May, 2014.
This cost includes all preparation training in China with the SA Protea Wushu 2014 Team Coach as well as a qualified coach in China. It also includes three meals a day, competition fees, opening and closing ceremony, all land travel in China, accomodation, and an interpreter. I estimate that the plane tickets will cost around US$1600, which means that the entire cost for the trip will be $6500 (which also includes the RallyMe platform cost). Unfortunately, I can't afford to pay for this trip myself; however, I'm hoping that this rally will open the door to the World Champs!
I would greatly appreciate it if you'd be generous enough to make a donation :)
P.S. Feel free to spread my story over social media such as facebook and twitter! The more exposure, the better :)
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$50Personal email thanking you for your contribution.
$100Personal email thanking you for your contribution. Moreover, your name will be added to the credits of a video on my Youtube channel (which will go live very soon).
$500Personal email thanking you for your contribution. Moreover, I will email you a list of moves, from which you can call a three move combo. I will then try my best to perform it in a video on my Youtube channel (which will go live very soon). You will also receive a shout-out in this video.
$1,000Personal email thanking you for your contribution. Moreover, I will email you a list of moves, from which you can call a six move combo. I will then try my best to perform it in a video on my Youtube channel (which will go live very soon). You will also receive a shout-out in this video.