What is Wushu?
Wushu, which is generally referred to as Kungfu in the West, is the collective term referring to the various martial arts practiced in China; it is also the modern competitive sport practiced around the world. It has developed and evolved over a period of thousands of years from an art of war into a cultural, martial, philosophical and physical activity now embraced by people on every continent. Wushu, which features a format in line with other modern sporting disciplines, incorporates a wide variety of practice methods from highly athletic empty-handed forms to weaponry as well as partner routines and full-contact combat.
Wushu is categorized into two main categories, namely Taolu (Routine Performance) and Sanda (Free Fighting).