In 1987 some branches of Wirral Martial Arts Association ( Wirral Kung Fu Association & Wirral Tai Chi Association ) were incorporated into Chinese Wushu Research Institute G.B. est. 1987. Wirral Kung Fu Association was incorporated into White Tiger Wushu Association G.B. ( the wushu section of Chinese Wushu Research Institute G.B )


In 1991 Wirral Kung Fu Association under the umbrella of Chinese Wushu Research Institute G.B. entered the British Kung Fu Championships hosted by the British Council for Martial Arts. The club won eleven gold medals, seven silver medals and two bronze medals. The titles included British Taiji, British Taiji Sword, Traditional Wushu, Full Contact Sand Kickboxing etc.


Wirral Kung Fu Association is now part of Seven Stars Martial Arts Association. It is now based at Seven Stars Physical Arts Academy in Eastham on the Wirral Peninsular, Merseyside and is under the wing of White Tiger Wushu Association ( the wushu section of Chinese Wushu Research Institute G.B ). It has a strong 2013 junior section. The 6-10yr old are known as the Little Tigers and the 11 – 15yrs are known as the Young Tigers. The syllabus includes mainland Chinese wushu forms including weapons. Both Internal Styles (Nei Jia) and External Styles (Wei Jia) are taught. We also have a full contact Chinese style Kickboxing ( Sanda) squad.

We are still advised by the top Wushu masters in P.R.China ( see www.cwri.gb.com) including Grandmasters Men Hui Feng, Gan Gui Xiang, Xu Hao, Han Jin Song, Li Deyin, Xia Bei Hua, Qiu Hui Fang, Zhang Zheng.


BRITISH COUNCIL for MARTIAL ARTS - BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

19th May 1991 - Nuneaton


Successes of Wirral Kung Fu Association

(Chinese Wushu Research Institute G.B.)


Traditional Taijiquan Barehand Exercise

Sarah Williams - Gold Medal  – British Champion

Colin Brothwood - Silver Medal

Susan Marguerie - Bronze Medal


Traditional Taijiquan Barehand Exercise - Junior Section

Jenny Morrison - Gold Medal – Junior British Champion


Traditional Taijiquan Weapon Exercise

Sarah Williams - Gold Medal  – British Champion

Sandy Morrison - Silver Medal


Traditional Barehand Changquan Exercise

Neil Stenton - Gold Medal  – British Champion


Traditional Barehand Changquan Exercise- Junior Section

John Rimmer - Gold Medal  – Junior British Champion


Traditional Barehand Zhaquan Exercise

Mark Bearsley - Gold Medal  – British Champion


Traditional Barehand Zhaquan Exercise- Junior Section

Eric Wong - Gold Medal  – British Champion

Christine Wong - Silver Medal


Modern Taiji Barehand Exercise

Peter Boswell - Gold Medal  – British Champion


Chinese Kickboxing (Semi Contact)

Peter Collins - Gold Medal  – British Champion

Ian Povey - Bronze Medal


Chinese Kickboxing (Full Contact)

Jon Lumby - Gold Medal  – Light Heavyweight British Champion

Ian Povey - Gold Medal - Light Middleweight British Champion

Peter Collins - Silver Medal - Heavyweight

Barry O’Callaghan – Silver Medal - Middleweight

Mark Bearsley – Silver Medal - Light Middleweight

Phil Smith – Silver Medal - Lightweight