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Wushu Curriculum

*Please Note: Wushu (martial art) encompasses a wide array of styles from the Chinese culture. Differing schools vary in what they teach; from Traditional Kung Fu, Tai Chi and self-defense oriented programs to Combative Sanda and Contemporary Wushu or Modern Competitive Wushu programs.
WushuOntario encourages all martial arts enthusiasts to educate and to try the various arts in order to maximize your interests and to find the program(s) that are best suited towards encouraging a positve experience in wushu training.
WushuOntario strives to provide as many learning resources as possible to students and coaches of the sport. As a participant of wushu we hope you find our web based resource centre useful and insightful. However, the materials are designed as a supplementary source for your training and is designed to aid in your day to day practice under a certified coach or instructor. For a list of certified coaches and places to learn, please click on our Club/School listing to find your closest WushuOntario member club.

Wushu Taolu Programming offers a structured systematic approach to training and physical development. As a recognized Olympic level sport, Wushu Taolu follows the principles and guidelines endorsed by Sport Canada and content material by the International Wushu Federation.
Clubs and schools recognized by WushuOntario adapt the Wushu Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD) that provides a reference point for all coaches when developing annual and long-term training plans. It acts as a guide for all support team members when making athlete and program – related decisions. Furthermore, the LTAD model directs the refinement and/or redesign of programs and administrative structures so as to maximize the development of all our participants regardless of their personal goals or stage of development. More specifically, the LTAD Model defines optimal training, competition and recovery programs based more on biological rather than solely chronological age. By incorporating knowledge gained from the field of exercise science and by tailoring sport development programs around basic principles of growth and maturation, especially during the critical early years of development, the LTAD Model capitalizes on opportunities in training athletes when bodies will respond the greatest to different training stimuli. At the same time, it emphasizes the intellectual, emotional and social development of the athlete in recognition of the fact that sport can play a positive role in child, youth and adolescent development and the creation of healthy, functional and productive individuals.

To acquaint yourself with the Wushu LTAD program model please visit the Wushu LTAD link.