About Us

Formation

The European Chinese Kuoshu Association (ECKA) was established in principle, in Italy, as the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation Europe Sub-Association, in June 2009. The ECKA have developed a high level strategic plan to the promotion and development of Chinese Kuoshu in Europe: to ensure the effective delivery of its objectives. The ECKA is the official governing body for Chinese Kuoshu in Europe, and is recognised by the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation (ICKF). The official logo of the ECKA (pictured top left) is based on the logo of the ICKF (with kind permission).
 
Status

The ECKA is an non-political and non-profit making organisation. The Executive of the ECKA works closely with the Council of the ESJU which is composed of the Presidents of each of the national Chinese Kuoshu associations, authorised to act on behalf of their association. The representative of each national Chinese Kuoshu association is usually the President in the country or region whose interests that they represent.
 
Mission

The misson of the ECKA is to promote Chinese Kuoshu in Europe. To co-operate with Chinese martial arts organisations worldwide in order to develop; and promote Chinese Kuoshu. To represent the interests of its members in relations with International Governing Bodies and principally with the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation. To regulate and improve the conditions of Chinese Kuoshu practice. To ensure that prospective participants of Chinese Kuoshu are not excluded on the grounds of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.
 
Membership Region

The ECKA is composed of national and regional Chinese Kuoshu unions from within Europe. Membership is restricted to those countries belonging to the European continent. Under the constitution of the ECKA, the European continent is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean to the west by the Atlantic Ocean to the South by the Mediterranean Sea and to the east by the Black Sea and the Ural Mountains. The only current exceptions to this definition are Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom and islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea.