SEA Games silver medalist to hold free wushu seminar

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Thursday, March 6, 2014


MYANMAR Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Evita Elise Zamora of Davao City will hold a free Wushu seminar from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soli Deo Gloria Christian Church located at Araullo Extension corner Panganiban Street.

In Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) forum at Promenade 2, NCCC Mall of Davao, Zamora said that the seminar is open to all Dabawenyos who want to learn and understand the art of wushu.

Zamora said the seminar is also a way for them to encourage the youth to appreciate wushu and hopefully become a part of the Philippine Wushu Team.

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She said there are still a lot of slots available for those who want to become a part of the RP Wushu team.

“We are really in need of members and as a Dabawenya. My aim is also to discover more wushu athletes from Davao City. There are only two women in the team and we are hoping to get more athletes from the city,” she said.

She said that to become a wushu athlete, you have to be focused in the sport; that is the reason why they prefer athletes coming from the Visayas and Mindanao.

Zamora added, “We prefer athletes from VisMin because wushu needs more concentration. Those who are from VisMin could not easily fly back home so they can give more time for their training.”

To all those interested to attend the free wushu seminar, contact Zamora at 0927-955-5883.

Zamora, 23, became a member of the Philippine Wushu team in 2012. She engaged in wushu since high school with Nell Jhone Astudillo of King’s Sword School of Martial Arts as her coach. She captured the gold medal in the VisMin Wushu Championship Tournament in April 2012, earning her a slot to the national team.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 07, 2014.

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