BAGUIO CITY – Baguio-grown Gideon Padua is eager to take extended 4-month schooling in China as the 9-member Philippine Wushu Sanda team will, in the end, depart for Chengdu, Sichuan, China on July 7.

“It’s my first time to educate overseas,” the 18-12 months vintage Padua instructed the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday thru FB messenger.

Padua will now man the 60-kilogram division as he attempts to put together for the Southeast Asian Games (SAG) at Chengdu University’s Physical Education branch.

“I will pass over those people in the back of me my own family, friends, and others,” stated Padua, who acquired his senior high faculty degree from the Pasay National High School.

“I’m excited to study new [skills] abroad,” Padua said as wushu has been a metal source for the Philippines which hopes to duplicate its first-location end inside the biennial meet in 2005 while the Philippines hosted the event.

The alumnus from the Pines City National High School flies to China with veteran wushu Sanda campaigner Divine Wally.

Padua won a bronze medal within the World Junior Wushu Championship in 2017 in Korea incomes him a slot inside the country great crew.

A pupil of 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medalist Benjie Rivera, Padua was purported to see motion in Brazil final year, but the Wushu Federation of the Philippines lacked the finances to ship him, Wally stated.

“Maglalaro din sana sale last 12 months as Brazil kaso Hindi natuloy Kasi wala daw finances (He was speculated to play in Brazil closing 12 months but then there has been no budget),” Wally stated, referring to the World Junior Wushu Championship.

“Makakasama ko siya (I can be with him) subsequent for our four-months China education,” Wally said, relating to Padua who will input university this faculty year.

But Padua is uncertain if he’s going to see the action inside the 15th World Wushu Championship this October wherein Wally hopes to repeat her achievement in 2015 while she won the gold within the 54-kilogram department.

“Hindi ko po alam Kung paglalaruin ago (I still do now not recognize if they [WFP] will let me play),” stated Padua, regarding the occasion in Shanghai, China on October 19 to 23.

The wushu Sanda group changed into purported to go away final June 2 to educate at the Wuhan University in Hubei, China even as the wushu taolu crew that encompass Daniel Parantac and two Cordillerans left for Fuzhian, China that day for his or her 5-month coaching.

Taolu entails martial artwork styles, acrobatic moves, and techniques for which competitors are judged and given factors in keeping with individual policies.

On the opposite hand, Canada, also known as Chinese boxing, combines complete-contact kickboxing with close range and fast successive punches and kicks.

Both the Philippine Olympics Committee and Philippine Sports Commission are optimistic of the two groups’ medal potential in the SAG, placing stress on the players to carry out nicely. (PNA)

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