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Kung Fu To'a history.

Kung Fu To'a (Persian: ‎کونگ‌ فو توآ) is a modern Iranian martial art, developed by Ibrahim Mirzaei in the 1960s. It is a unique style of Kung Fu with Yoga influences focused on a healthier mind and body. It is made up by combination of Northern and Southern styles of Shaolin Kung fu. To'a training essentially depends on mastering combative forms (khat), which are unarmed as well as armed, with particular emphasis on physical and mental health and meditation practices. Today Kung Fu To'a is the most popular martial art in Iran with about 200.000 practitioners. Kung Fu To'a consists of about 73.000 techniques, combinations and reactions. Dynamic wavelike movements and strong accentuation of techniques (called shock), frequently finished by a twist are characteristic for this martial art.

 

Kung Fu To'a was developed by the Iranian martial artist, Ibrahim Mirzaei from the 1950s to 1970s. Mirzaei developed and created his style aimed at allowing all body energy to be used at its best. Financially supported by Iran's then-Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mirzaei started a journey through Asia in order to learn different martial arts and to create a unique style, which should have Iranian characteristics. His journey laid the foundation of Kung Fu To'a. Grand Master Mirzaei had an intricate knowledge of Tae Kwon Do / Karate / Southern Shaolin Kung Fu and Yoga with some Tai Chi. Mirzaei had 7th Dan in Okinawan Gojuryu. These were combined to create Kung Fu To'a style. The mental and physical training of Kung Fu To'a renders the body lean, flexible, fast and very powerful able to unleash an enormous amount of power within a split second. It took Mirzai about 25 years to compile his unique style. After prohibition in Iran and disappearance of Mirzaei, trainers in the Iranian diaspora continued to spread To'a. Today, it is organised in at least ten countries in Europe, Americas and Middle East. A couple of years ago this style was legalised as a sport again in Iran, not as a philosophy, and is nowadays one of the most popular martial arts there. Nevertheless To'A is in other countries still a quite unknown Kung Fu style. Several movies about e.g. Shaolin Kung Fu made these styles more famous than To'A.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_To'a


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Dear friends of sports,

World Kung Fu Toa Federation and The Colosseum invite all Thai boxing, Kickboxing, K1 and Kung Fu Toa clubs all over Europe and abroad to participate in an international martial arts tournament, WKFTF European Open Championship, from May 18-20 2017. Preliminary entry-forms (fighters) is due April 15 th 2017 by e-mail: info@wkftf.com NO REGISTRATION after 15.04.2017 The tournament is organized by The Colosseum Club under the rules of WKFTF. Read more about the tournament here.

For those interested in becoming an official representative of the World Kung Fu To'a Federation and participate in our championships and competitions, you can fill out this application form:

WKFTF Application

There are some requirements for membership, which you can read about in the form.

This only applies to official representatives that either represent a club or a country.

Please send the application form to info@wkftf.com

Best Regards,
Manager of World Kung Fu To’a
Mohammad Fard Tehrani

To All Kung Fu To’a Practitioners,
World Kung Fu To'a Federation will participate in the Unified World Championships between the 25th - 30th October 2016. If you are interested in participating, contact us! Below is the link to the championships.

Unified World Championships

Best Regards,
Manager of World Kung Fu To’a
Mohammad Fard Tehrani

To All Kung Fu To’a Practitioners,
I would like to inform all Kung Fu To’a practitioners around the world, if you have any suggestions or ideas regarding the articles of association of World Kung Fu To’a , please let us know within 6 months form this date 11/08/2015.

WKFTF articles of association

Best Regards,
Manager of World Kung Fu To’a
Mohammad Fard Tehrani

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