TAFISA Bulletin 2013


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Richmond Olympic Oval Welcomes the World Again PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2014 12:03

Less Than a Week to Go to the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games

September 4-7, 2014


RICHMOND, B.C. – In less than one week over 300 competitors from around the globe will compete in the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games inside the Richmond Olympic Oval from September 4-7, 2014.


The competitive portion of the event runs September 5-7 and features martial arts ranging from the exotic – such as Xtreme, Musical, and Chinese Weapons Forms – to the action-packed grapple and point sparring forms. Athletes will compete to earn medals designed by 2010 Olympic Games medal designer Corrine Hunt.


Before the competition begins, however, the games will open with free public participation martial arts demonstrations from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4th. Demonstrations will include Taekwondo, Sambo, Hapkido, and Jiu-Jitsu. Here participants can learn the basics of each sport from trained Masters and try their hands at activities such as board breaking.


"The City of Richmond is delighted to host this prestigious international event," said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. "The Richmond Olympic Oval is a world-class venue and we look forward to watching some of the world's best compete and perform here in their chosen martial art."


Spectators to the competitive events can expect lots of entertainment options, including a beer garden and barbeque open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., musical acts including ‘Jazz Trio’ and ‘Guilty Pleasure’, and a spectacular Plaza Party on September 6th where fans can eat dinner and then mingle with their favourite athletes.


“TAFISA is very excited for its 1st World Martial Arts Games, which is a landmark event for both TAFISA and the global martial arts movement,” said TAFISA President, Dr. Ju-Ho Chang. “With excellent preparation by the team at Richmond Olympic Oval, a vibrant host city in Richmond, and the participation of hundreds of athletes from all continents, TAFISA is confident the Games will be an astounding success.”


Tickets to the event are $30 for a 3-day pass or $15 per day. Tickets are available online at tickets.richmond2014.com or at the door. Dinner tickets to the Plaza Party are available for $17 each. Fans and athletes at the event can follow the competition on the ‘Sport On The Go’ app, available for both Apple and Android phones.


Countries competing in the event include Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, India, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Uganda and the United States.



About TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All)

TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organisation and is in the privileged position to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe through the promotion of Sport for All and physical activity. Since its founding in Bordeaux, France, in 1991, TAFISA has grown dramatically. With over 180 members in 120 countries from all continents, TAFISA has a foundation and framework that is second-to-none from which to spearhead the global Sport for All movement.  TAFISA is officially recognized by, and in active cooperation with, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).


About the Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic Oval and its Community Legacy Program provide sport, health and fitness activities, skill development pathways and role-model leadership to all ages and skill levels, contributing to the improved health and wellness of the community and to the international success of athletes wearing the maple leaf.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:15
TAFISA and Designed to Move Reach Out to Europe PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 August 2014 14:44

TAFISA is proud to announce the organisation, for the 1st time in Europe, of a Reach out program. Hosted by the Gerlev Sports Academy in Slagelse, Denmark, from the 23rd to the 25th of September 2015, the program will go along with a TAFISA – Designed to Move International Forum on the 24th of September. Save the Date!


Designed To Move & its Practical Implementation” is the main topic of both the International

Forum and Reach Out program. Under this theme, we will discuss, workshop and debate:

  • From DTM Theory to Practice – Allowing for Play in the City Setting
  • Physical Activity and Education In and Around Schools
  • Safety in Sport for All – How Much is Too Much?
  • Utilising TSG to Re-Introduce Physical Activity into Everyday Lives


The Denmark Forum will be the next in a series of international forums conducted by TAFISA from Korea to Portugal, attracting many renowned and respected international speakers. The Forum will be an inspiring and interactive way to learn more about the Designed To Move framework, and how we can better implement this within the Sport for All and physical activity movement. The Forum program will provide an excellent networking and experience sharing platform for Europe.


More than a hundred participants coming from Northern and Eastern European countries especially are expected to attend the International Forum. Please note that places are limited to 30 for the Reach Out program, so register quickly! The deadline to return the below Registration Form, which includes registration fees, is the 22nd of August 2014.



Mon. 22 Sep: Arrival of non-local Reach Out participants
Tue. 23 Sep.: TAFISA Reach Out Day 1
Wed. 24 Sep.: TAFISA – DTM International Forum
TAFISA Reach Out Day 2 (attend Forum)
Thu. 25 Sep.: TAFISA Reach Out Day 3
Fri. 26 Sep.: Departure of non-local Reach Out participants


» Registration Form

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014 15:06
13th ASFAA Congress – 9-13 October 2014, Bali, Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 July 2014 18:12

The Asiania Sport for All Association (ASFAA) will hold its 13th Congress under the highly topical theme of “Designing To Move for Active Tourism” in the beautiful surrounds of Bali, Indonesia from 9th to 13th October 2014.

The Congress will be hosted by the Asiania Kungfu Dragon & Lion Dance (Dragon Boat) Federation, and will be an exciting and productive 3-day program, taking advantage of the wonderful environment and culture that Bali has to offer.


ASFAA is a Regional Body of TAFISA, and is a non-profit organization operating in the Asia and Pacific Regions to bring together individuals, private and public institutions with the mutual objective of disseminating the health and social benefits brought by regular physical activity.


Mr Vong Ioa Lek, ASFAA President, encourages all interested parties to participate in the 13th ASFAA Congress and take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity to interact with experts and like minded individuals.


For more information about the Congress, please see the brochure and registration form below, or see http://asfaa.703store.com/?page_id=16 .


» 13th ASFAA Congress Brochure Outside

» 13th ASFAA Congress Brochure Inside

» 13th ASFAA Congress Registration Form

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:30
Save the Date! 24th TAFISA World Congress 2015, Budapest PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:03

Representatives from TAFISA and the Hungarian Leisure Sports Association met in Budapest, Hungary, from the 28th of June to the 1st of July to start the preparation of the 24th TAFISA World Congress 2015. This working meeting was the occasion for both parties not only to discuss logistics and organisational matters, but also to secure the Congress theme, “Sport for All: the Ultimate Legacy”. The group also visited the Congress venue; the beautifully restored Vigado Concert Hall, located in the heart of Budapest along the ornament of the Danube promenade and other cultural wonders Budapest has to offer.

All TAFISA members and stakeholders will receive a first announcement and invitation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the coming website launch! Details about registration, congress fees, accommodation arrangements and call for papers will follow soon.

This meeting was also an opportunity for TAFISA to experience the active City of Budapest. The “Night of Movement”, a new and innovative sports festival concept, was organised for the first time on the 28th of June and gathered more than 10 000 dwellers from 10pm to 4am. Participants could try out various atypical sports including dragon boat, speedminton and korfball, and also attend a giant zumba class. The Hungarian Leisure Sport Association was fully engaged in the exciting program, presenting Boccia and “Nowathlon”, a mix of Nordic Walking and Orienteering.

For more information about the Congress, its theme and sub-themes, please consult the following page: http://www.tafisa.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=268&Itemid=73


» 1st Announcement


TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann and TAFISA Project Coordinator Jean-Francois Laurent in Budapest


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:18
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