JADE is a several times World Wushu Champion of the IWUF and Silver Medalist for Women's Daoshu and Gunshu Allround in the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008.
JADE was born in Shanghai, China on February 9, 1986. She started Wushu Kung Fu at the age of six under the guidance and the instruction of her mother and Master Xu Guan Guan.
When she was nine-years-old, she left China to come and live in Italy. The following year, she participated in and won her first competition. Since that day, her journey in sports has been studded with victories and international rewards.
In each National and International competition in which she has participated, she has taken first place. By winning several National, European and World Championships, she has distinguished herself as the top athlete of the Wushu Kungfu Italian National Team.
Since the Wushu Kungfu World Championship of 2005 in Hanoi, Vietnam, she has maintained first place in the World Rating for the Sabre Discipline.
At the age of fourteen she became member of the Italian National Team. In her first European Championship competition she won two gold and two silver medals.
In 2003, when she was seventeen, she participated in her first World Championship of Macao 2003. She won the very first silver medal for the Sabre Form in the history of the Italian National Team.
At nineteen she participated in her second World Championship of Vietnam 2005. She raised her performance to a higher level by winning her first Gold Medal for the Sabre Form (Daoshu). Besides this major achievement, she also won the silver medal for the Pushing Hands Form (Changquan) and the bronze medal for the Stick Form (Gunshu).
After her participation in 2005 World Championship, JADE applied her considerable talents and effort to the study and training in the internal styles of the Taiji. This is the Chinese martial art characterised by fluid movements, in harmony with breathing and interior energy circulation.
In November 2006 she earned the European Championship in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy where she won two gold medals for the Taijiquan (Pushing Hands Taiji) and the Taijijian (Taiji with Sword)
In 2007, in Beijing, at the age of 21, she participated in her third World Championship. She again confirmed her world-class talent by taking the gold medal for the Sabre Form.
This performance was of extreme importance as it qualifies her to participate in the debut of Wushu Tournament during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
In 2008, in Beijing, at the age of 22, she partecipated at the first biggest event in the history of Wushu "Wushu Tournament-Beijing 2008" by winning Silver Medalist for Women's Daoshu and Gunshu Allround.
In 2009, at the 10th World Wushu Championships,in Toronto, JADE won the World Championships for the third time in a row with an outstanding performance of Gunshu (Staff) with magnificient 9.73, and silver medal for Daoshu (Broadsword) 9.70.
So, the career of one of the most successfull female wushu athletes in the world came to a fantastic end.
Her extensive schooling has played an important roll in her amazing accomplishments. She graduated from the School of Arts and went on to earn a post-graduate degree as a Fairs and Congress Services technician. In 2004 she has graduated as a coach for wushu teaching with 5° Dan grade by the International Wushu Federation and by the Chinese Wushu Association. In 2006 she participated in and qualified through the Course for Masters and Technicians in Beijing during the International Wushu Coaches Course 2006 IWUF.
JADE’s many years of effort, passion, and hard work have been rewarded at the considerable number of national, European and international competitions in which she has participated. Her accumulation of championships, gold, silver and bronze medals are the tangible results of her world-class talent and personal dedication to the sport of wushu kung-fu.
WUSHU COMPETITION HISTORY
The 10th World Wushu Championships - Toronto (Canada) 23-29 Oct. 2009
1° place: Gunshu (Staff)
2° place: Daoshu (Broadsword)
Wushu Tournament - Beijing 2008 (China) 21-24 Aug. 2008
Silver Medalist for Women's Daoshu and Gunshu Allround
2° place: Daoshu
Italian National Taiji Championships - Rimini (Italy)
1° place: Taijiquan
1° place: Taijijian
Italian National Wushu Championships - Firenze (Italy)
1° place: Daoshu
"Good Luck Beijing" 9th World Wushu Championships - Beijing (China) 11-17 Dec. 2007
1° place: Daoshu - qualified for Olympic Wushu Championships 2008
5° place: Gunshu - qualified for Olympic Wushu Championships 2008
The 4th Zhejiang International Traditional Wushu Tournament 2006
Best Athlete of the tournament - Allround Champion with 6 Gold medals:
1°place: Changquan Free Style
1°place: Daoshu Free Style
1°place: Gunshu Free Style
1°place: Taijiquan 42
The 11th European Wushu Championship – Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy)
1° place: Taijiquan
1° place: Taijijian
Italian Wushu Championships – Zola Predosa (BO):
1°place: Daoshu (free style)
The 8th World Wushu Championships – Hanoi (Vietnam) 8-15 Dec. 2005
1°place: Daoshu (Broadsword )
3°place: Gunshu (Staff)
Italian Taiji Championships – Rimini 16/05:
1°place: Taijiquan 42,Taijijian (sword) 42,Taijidao (broadsword)
Italian Wushu Championships – Milano 08-09/05:
1°place: Daoshu (broadsword)
The 1st World Traditional Wushu Festival – ZhengZhou (China) Oct 2004:
1°place: Eagle (female group B,xiang xing quan)
1°place: Single whip (female group A-B)
Wushu Duan Wei Certificate (The Dan of Chinese Wushu):
Duan wei: 5
From: Chinese Wushu Association
Italian Taiji Championships – Salerno 11/05
1°place: Taijiquan 42, Taijijian 42, Taiji Duilian
The 7th World Wushu Championships – Macao (China) 2-8 Nov. 2003
2°place: Daoshu (broadsword)
4th International Wushu Invitational – Beijing 20-21/08/2002:
Group A: 1°place: Changquan, Daoshu, Gunshu (all new forms)
Zhejiang International Exchange of Wushu Tournament:
1°place: Daoshu and Gunshu
9th European Wushu Championships – Povoa De Varzim (Portugal) 18-27/10:
8th European Wushu Championships – Rotterdam (Holland):
1°place: Gunshu and Eagle
2°place: Changquan and Daoshu