CMAT26 events are out! The maximum number of individual events a competitor may register for is 4. This excludes Push Hands, Sparring Set, and Group Set, of which each competitor may register in one event each. Thus, the maximum total number of events a competitor may register for is 7, which includes 4 individual events, 1 push hands, 1 sparring set, and 1 group set. NOTE that this also excludes for 2018 the CMAT Junior World Wushu Preparatory Events as the maximum an individual can register for the Preparatory Events separately is 4. See CMAT Junior World Wushu Preparatory Events rules and regulations further below for details. 

Listed below are the events a competitor can sign up for. All Contemporary events are on Saturday, while Traditional and Internal events are on Sunday. Times of certain events are subject to change.

  • 201:  Traditional Northern
  • 202:  Traditional Southern
  • 203:  Traditional Tan Tui
  • 261:  Traditional Other Fist
  • 221:  Traditional Short Weapon
  • 241:  Traditional Long Weapon
  • 262:  Traditional Other Weapon
  • 161:  Contemporary Other Fist
  • 103:  Compulsory Long Fist
  • 104:  Compulsory Southern Fist
  • 105:  Long Fist 3 Special Division (restricted to beginners under 17. If beginner level and 18+, you may compete in 101: Contemporary Long Fist with the long fist 3 form)
  • 111:  Contemporary Elementary Compulsory Long Fist
  • 121:  Contemporary Straightsword
  • 122:  Contemporary Broadsword
  • 123:  Contemporary Southern Broadsword
  • 131:  Contemporary Elementary Compulsory Straightsword
  • 132:  Contemporary Elementary Compulsory Broadsword
  • 141:  Contemporary Spear
  • 142:  Contemporary Staff
  • 143:  Contemporary Southern Staff
  • 151:  Contemporary Elementary Compulsory Spear
  • 152:  Contemporary Elementary Compulsory Staff
  • 162:  Contemporary Other Weapon
  • 301:  Internal 42 Taiji Fist
  • 311:  Internal 24 Yang
  • 313:  Internal Chen Pao Chui
  • 312:  Internal Open Yang
  • 314:  Internal Open Chen
  • 315:  Internal Sun Taiji Fist
  • 331:  Internal Xingyi Fist
  • 332:  Internal Bagua Zhang
  • 333:  Internal Baji Fist
  • 381:  Internal Other Fist
  • 302:  Internal 42 Taiji Sword
  • 362:  Internal Taiji Broadsword
  • 361:  Internal Taiji Straightsword
  • 363:  Internal 32 Taiji Straightsword
  • 382:  Internal Other Taiji Short Weapon (Not Straightsword or Broadsword)
  • 383:  Internal Other Taiji Long Weapon
  • 384:  Internal Other Short Weapon
  • 385:  Internal Other Long Weapon
  • 901:  Push Hands Female <135 lbs
  • 902:  Push Hands Female 135+ lbs
  • 911:  Push Hands Male <145 lbs
  • 912:  Push Hands Male 145-175 lbs
  • 913:  Push Hands Male 176-205 lbs
  • 914:  Push Hands Male 205+ lbs
  • 951:  Sparring Set’
  • 952:  External Group Set’
  • 953:  Internal Group Set’

There is $50 fee for a competitor’s first CMAT event, and following events signed up for are $15. Registration for CMAT26 events will close Thursday, Match 1, 2018.

Also, this year the UC Berkeley Chinese Martial Art Tournament will be hosting a series of contemporary wushu events that simulate the upcoming USAWKF Junior Team Trials in Lubbock, Texas April 20-22, 2018 which will select the national team to represent the United States at the Junior World Wushu Championships in Brasília, Brazil July 2018.

This is being done in partnership with the USAWKF Competition & Events Management Committee who will be conducting the team trials and will be using the same scoring system for these events at CMAT26.

To be clear, this event is not associated with the team trials nor is it required to compete in Texas. It is simply an opportunity for athletes who are interested to test their forms in the team trial format.

The events at CMAT26 will not be tabulated for team selection ranking, rather only the individual scores for each event will be provided and certificates of placement will be awarded for winning these events. These events as they are judged by different criterion will not be eligible for the CMAT26 Grand Champion.

For CMAT26 there are 25 preparatory events divided by gender and in the age groups which match the International Wushu Federation standard. The age groups and events are as follows:

Group A – boys and girls who were born between January 1, 2000 and December 31,2002

3rd Set International Competition Routines

  • Changquan
  • Nanquan
  • Taijiquan
  • Jianshu
  • Daoshu
  • Nandao
  • Taijijian
  • Gunshu
  • Qiangshu
  • Nangun

Group B – boys and girls who were born between January 1, 2003 and December 31,2005

1st Set International Competition Routines

  • Changquan
  • Nanquan
  • Taijiquan (42 Form)
  • Jianshu
  • Daoshu
  • Nandao
  • Taijijian (42 Form)
  • Gunshu
  • Qiangshu
  • Nangun

Group C – boys and girls who were born between January 1, 2006 and December 31,2011

Number 3 Elementary Routines

  • Changquan
  • Jianshu
  • Daoshu
  • Gunshu
  • Qiangshu

In additional to the fees paid for CMAT26 events, there is a flat $30 fee to participate in these events to cover the cost of shipping and operating the scoring system in Berkeley. 

Registration for these events will close Thursday, March 1, 2018.


CMAT 26 rules are now available.

Some changes to highlight:

  • Age brackets for internal events (only) as been updated
    • Child — <12 years old
    • Teen — 13-17 years old
    • Young Adult — 18-39 years old
    • Adult — 40-65 years old
    • Senior — 66+ years old
  • Internal Grand Championship trophies has been divided into four categories:
    • 39-and-under (male and female, respectively)
    • 40-and-above (male and female, respectively)
    • Qualifier events for the Grand Championship trophies for Internal have been adjusted:
      1. Internal 42 Taiji AND Internal 42 Taiji Straight Sword as a set
        • Seniors and Adults (40-years-old and above) may substitute the 32 Taiji Straight Sword AND Internal 24 Yang as a set for this category.
        • Note you cannot mix and match the two set options.
      2. Other (non-Taiji) Internal Form (Internal Xingyiquan, Internal Baguazhang, Internal Baji Fist, Internal Other)
      3. Other Internal Weapon Form (Internal Taiji Broadsword, Internal Other Taiji Short Weapon, Internal Other Taiji Long Weapon, Internal Other Short Weapon, Internal Other Long Weapon)
        • Note you cannot do a second Taiji Straight Sword event to qualify

CMAT 25 master demo videos are available here! For CMAT 26, the Saturday Night Showcase will be held at 7 pm in the Kleeberger Fieldhouse on Saturday March 24th 2018. The event will be filled with group sets, cultural performances, and master demos. Be sure to check it out!

Come join us Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, March 25th, 2018 for the 26th annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament (CMAT 26) hosted by the University of California Martial Arts Program (UCMAP) at UC Berkeley. This two-day event will feature divisions for Traditional, Contemporary, and Internal Chinese Martial Arts.

Boasting some of the largest and most prestigious Wushu, Kung Fu, and Taijiquan competitions in North America, the volunteer-run event is open to all ages and will be located at UC Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

More information including events and registration will be available later.

We look forwards to seeing you there!
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