Wushu 101

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 […]

KNOWING your Wushu Compulsory Routine History (Part I)

Posted by on March 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

THE 1ST SET OF INTERNATIONAL COMPULSORY ROUTINES In 1989, Wushu was truly developing as an international competitive sport. The Chinese Wushu Association (CWA) was busy founding the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) as well as developing a new set of rules to be used at international level. The scope of the project included the compilation of […]