Master Han Jin Song v Australian Kung Fu (Wushu) Federation

In 2014, Master Han Jin Song, the principal of Tai Chi Australia and a holder of 8th Duan in Wushu, successfully established in the Supreme Court of Victoria that his expulsion from the Australian Kung Fu (Wushu) Federation (AKWF) which automatically resulted in his removal from the Oceania Wushu Federation (OWUF) and the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) was invalid and ineffective. The court found that AKWF failed to comply with the requirements of natural justice and ordered it to inform the OWUF and the IWUF of this decision and pay the legal costs of the proceedings (see the full judgement:

In 2015, the Supreme Court of Victoria ordered AKWF to pay Mr Han a substantial sum that is understood to be in excess of $100,000. The additional proceedings, this time in New South Wales where AKWF, the former National Sporting Organisation for Wushu, is officially registered, resulted in the new Court Order made in July 2017 that added the interest to the previous sum.

Note: Most AKWF Committees’ members now constitute the management of Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited – the company which “inherited” the status of a National Sporting Organisation for Wushu in Australia.

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