Wushu 101

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 […]

KNOWING your Wushu Compulsory Routine History (Part II)

Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

THE 2ND SET OF INTERNATIONAL COMPULSORY ROUTINES The first change around the International Compulsory Routines happened in 1997, when two new routines were added to the program: Nandao and Nangun. Then, in 1999, ten years after the release of the “Old Compulsories” the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) decided it was time to revamp some of […]