Wushu 101

Longevity in Modern Wushu

Posted by on January 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Master John Burns, a 9th degree black belt in Cuong Nhu Karate and 4th degree black belt in Aikido, has been practicing Modern Wushu for over three decades and is still going strong at the age of 62! Wow, wow and wow! Now, what is your excuse? why aren’t you active? why aren’t you eating […]

The “Twelve Descriptions” of Wushu

Posted by on March 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

The basic skills of Wushu, generally referred as basics or jibengong (基本功), are the essential fundamentals – the building blocks – for becoming an accomplished Wushu practitioner. Wushu practice starts and ends with the basics, and there is a wide range of physical and mental attributes that contribute to a superior performance. For this, a […]

KNOWING your Wushu Compulsory Routine History (Part III)

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

THE 3RD SET OF INTERNATIONAL COMPULSORY ROUTINES In 2013, the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) published new routines known as the Third Set of International Wushu Competition Routines. They include ten Taolu events: Changquan, Daoshu, Jianshu, Gunshu, Qiangshu, Taijiquan, Taijijian, Nanquan, Nandao and Nangun. This time around, a total of 15 coaches, judges and experts from […]