Highlights of “Suncity Group ICKF World Combat Championship – Macao”
A grand opening ceremony of The Wushu Masters Challenge 2019, organized by the Sports Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the Wushu General Association of Macau, and jointly co-organized by Macao Government Tourism Office, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Cultural Industry Fund, opened at Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on August 1 with a grand opening ceremony.
Hosting the opening ceremony were Dr. Alexis Tam Chon Weng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Wan Sucheng, Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Chan Weng Kit, Council Chairman of Wushu General Association of Macau, Ian Fok, President of Wushu Federation of Asia, Cheng Wai Tong, Deputy Director of Macao Government Tourism Office, Mok Ian Ian, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Chu Miu Lai, Administration Council member of Cultural Industries Fund, Gina Lei, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations of Suncity Group and other honorable guests.
After much anticipation, “Suncity Group ICKF World Combat Championship – Macao” finally kicks off. The event has attracted 14 boxers from China, Brazil, the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Argentina and Kazakhstan, etc., to compete for the ICKF World and Asian golden belts.
Among them, Macao boxer Joao Ramos won the Asian Free Combat Gold Belt in the men’s 66 kg class after a fierce battle in three rounds with Hong Kong opponent Wong Ting Kai. Meanwhile, another Macao boxer, Si Man Un, lost to her Argentine opponent in the women's 52kg class of World MMA Gold Belt tournament.
The four-day Wushu Masters Challenge 2019 event has a variety of activities including the “Greater Bay Area Kickboxing Invitational Tournament”, “Sanda Challenger Competition”, “Belt and Road Dragon and Lion Dance Invitational Tournament”, “Wushu - Dragon and Lion Dance Parade” and the Closing Extravaganza of the Wushu Masters Challenge 2019.
Wushu Masters Challenge 2019 aims to bring together martial arts athletes from Macao and around the world to compete on the same stage with different forms of martial arts activities. There they can make friends and integrate martial arts history, kungfu essence and traditional culture into their activities while encouraging citizens and tourists to participate and raising the public awareness and interest in martial arts. Suncity Group hopes to contribute to the annual sports and tourism brand events in Macao through supporting the series of activities.