Dozens of coaches and competitors from 13 different countries will be in attendance at the sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships, which are scheduled to be held in Iran’s central province of Semnan later this month.
Wushu Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (WFIRI) announced on Sunday that athletes from Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Singapore will take part in the tournament.
The Iranian federation noted that the United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation has already expressed its readiness to participate in the event and even submitted its list of wush artists and coaches to the WFIRI. The request needs to be reviewed by Iranian Foreign Ministry officials before final approval and visa issuance.
The sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships will kick off in Semnan, Iran, on April 14 and will conclude on April 16, 2017.
The tournament is divided into two competition categories of Taolu and Sanda. Sanda, sometimes called Sanshou or Lei tai, has all the combat aspects of wushu, but includes many more grappling techniques.