Seminar with World Wushu Champion Wu Di

The Buchanan YMCA and the National Chinese Wushu Association are proud to sponsor a seminar with world wushu champion Wu Di this Sunday, May 2nd from 1-4 PM.

Wu Di started training in wushu at a young age in Liaoning Province. After many years of hard work, he eventually went on to join the Beijing Wushu Team and is currently the captain of the men’s team. Known for his expressive movements, he is one of the stars of a new generation of wushu athletes. He was the Chinese National Champion in spear for 2008 and also won a gold medal for his drunken sword. Most recently, he won gold in spear at the 10th Wushu World Championships.

Wu Di is also an accomplished singer and dancer, having performed both on stage and television since a young age. He was recently a finalist in Jackie Chan’s “The Disciple” reality show competition, where he displayed his wushu mastery and acting skills. Not only that, he is also self-taught in English. He is certainly a very well-rounded performer, athlete and entertainer.

Date and Time:
Sunday, May 2, 2010, 1-4 PM

Location:
Buchanan YMCA
1530 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Cost: $100
Checks can be made payable to the National Chinese Wushu Association

If you have any questions, please call (415) 876-0922.

2010 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 43rd year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 150,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. Please join us and become a sponsor of this popular Japanese American community event.

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11 and April 17-18, 2010. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese-American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on April 18, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

When?

Festival: Saturday and Sunday, April 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 2010
Grand Parade: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Queen Pageant: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Where?

Festival: Japantown (@ Post & Buchanan Streets), San Francisco
Grand Parade: Begins at San Francisco City Hall and ends at Post & Fillmore
Queen Pageant: AMC Kabuki 8 Theater, Japantown

Sifu Fong and the SF Wushu Team will be performing on Sunday, April 11th at 3:30 PM at the Peace Plaza.

For more information, visit http://www.nccbf.org/