On 10 -12 April, it was time for the seventh edition of the European Championships in Taiji & Neijia. During extremely competent and experienced guidance of Sifu Dan Docherty participants from across Europe gathered in Oxford to test their skills.
I myself was there as a judge and board member of the European federation and was engaged judging Weapons- and Hand Forms the whole weekend. The Swedish team was (as usual) strong and took home nothing but gold and silver medals in pushing hands and full contact.
Generally, the standards have risen significantly since I started my own competition career. Today you see more matches where the technical level is very high.
Many thanks to all participants, judges, officials and Sifu Dan for a great event.