FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visit Fort Worth
Sr. Sports Marketing Manager
Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth has been selected as the host city for the HYX 16th World Wushu Championship. This internationally recognized event will bring together the best wushu practitioners from all over the world to showcase their skills and athleticism in this ancient Chinese martial art.
The World Wushu Championships, which takes place every two years, will be held November 16-20, 2023, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. International Wushu Federation’s (IWUF) signature event will attract over a thousand participants, including athletes from 80+ countries, and is anticipated to bring in over 20,000 attendees.
“We are thrilled to partner with the IWUF to host the World Wushu Championships in Fort Worth,” said Jason Sands, executive director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission. “It’s a chance to highlight a sport that has seen tremendous growth in the US and promote the values and traditions of wushu. It’s also an opportunity for American martial arts enthusiasts to see this sporting event in person.”
Hosted by the IWUF, an official member of the International Olympic Committee, the World Wushu Championships features the highest competitive level within the sport. The championships in Fort Worth will showcase the world’s top athletes displaying a wide range of wushu disciplines, from swordplay to tai chi to full contact sanda fighting.
Wushu, also known as Kungfu, has increased in popularity in the US and around the world in the last few decades. It was recently added as an official sport in the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games. The prestigious competition returns to the United States for the first time in nearly three decades. It was last held in the US in Baltimore, Maryland in 1995.
Visit the World Wushu Championships website for more information and to purchase spectator tickets.
About the International Wushu Federation and US Wushu Kungfu Federation
The United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) is the official United States representative to the 158 member-nation International Wushu Federation (IWUF). The USAWKF is the first and only organization in the U.S. to successfully develop regional and national activities, and since its establishment, the USAWKF has remained dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and promotion of traditional and contemporary wushu-kungfu in the United States. Serving as the governing body for the sport within the country, the federation actively coordinates wushu-kungfu competitions and activities.
About the Fort Worth Sports Commission
The Fort Worth Sports Commission advances the city as an international sports destination. A division of Visit Fort Worth, the Sports Commission attracts youth, collegiate, and professional events that deliver economic impact and boost Fort Worth’s image. The Commission supports the development of and access to facilities that enhance the quality of life for all of Fort Worth. For more information, visit FortWorthSports.com and follow on Instagram @FortWorthSports and their Twitter account @FortWorthSports.