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Wushu

10-08-2010 16:25 BJT

Wushu, also known as martial arts, is a traditional Chinese sport. It integrates kicking, striking, punching, catching, pushing, splitting, stabbing, and other actions into the regular patterns of kung fu, which comprises offensive and defensive fighting skills and styles with bare hands or the application of weapons. Deeply rooted in the masses and practised for centuries, Wushu has become a precious cultural legacy of the Chinese people.

Wushu is a collective term to describe boxing, sanshou (free sparring), weapon play, and other Chinese Kung Fu skills. Wushu includes long boxing, southern-style boxing, taiji boxing, short weapon play, long weapon play and sanshou.

Wushu made its Asian Games debut in 11th Asian Games, Beijing, in 1990.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: GAGOC

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