Wushu

WUSHU is a traditional Chinese Sports which pay attention to both internal and external exercises with fighting movements as its main contents and with routine exercises and free combat as its forms.

WUSHU a time honored sports in China, traces back to as early as the time of the clan commune in primitive societies. At that time there appeared the “XI” (Sports) of Jiaodi (Wrestling) and the “WU” ( dance or exercise) of Ganqui ( axe and Shield) These are the earliest embryos of WUSHU, which served as means to build up health, cure diseases, prolong life, temper the fighting and will train military skills for the members of these societies.

This primitive Martial Arts has an unbroken Chain of evolution from the beginning of China’s Five thousand years old history, till today. Between, the 3rd and 6th Centuries A.D., WUSHU came under the influence of Buddhism and Taoism, which elevated it from the position of a warrior art into a deeply meditative art form.

During the period of Republic China (1912-1949) in 1928 the central WUSHU Institute was established in Nanjing by the Republic Government and WUSHU has become a component of the socialist culture and the people’s physical education and sports and has developed spectacularly. The rest of the world recognised WUSHU for the first time when the Chinese team gave demonstration in the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Since then, it has spread like wild fire across the world.

WUSHU first came in India in 1989 with the efforts made by Late Sri Anand Kacker by formation of WUSHU ASSOCIATION OF INDIA and gaining its popularity day by day with its thirty five units in all over India and approval from the Govt., of India, the Olympic Committee and Armed Forced, Para military forces.
THE CLASSIFICATION OF WUSHU
WUSHU can be classified into two major Categories. Sanshou and Taolou.

SANSHOU
SANSHOU : Free combat – combination of Kick, Punches, Hold, Push & Throwing techniques under certain conditions and fixed rules.
CHARACTERISTICS IN WUSHU METHODS—
There are six basic characteristics in WUSHU.
i) Incorporation of toughness with softness for mental stability.
ii) Co-ordination of internal and external (mind and body) activities.
iii) The generation and control of qi or chi the internal energy.
iv) Stressing inner energy.
v) Continuous and uninterrupted movement of chi.
vi) Correct and exact combat techniques.

EFFECTS OF WUSHU
The regular practice of WUSHU produce beneficial effects not only on the muscles and bodies but also on the nervous, respiratory and cardio vascular systems. That is why WUSHU is widely recommended as a effective means of keeping fit.
The Practical attacking and defending techniques of WUSHU can be employed effectively for Self-defense.
WUSHU is also a performing art and many WUSHU movements are incorporated into modern dance, dramas, the ballet and gymnastics.

Taolu
TAOLU : Routine exercises – WUSHU routines, practiced either bare handed or with weapons, involving various combination of attack and defence, advance and retreat, dynamic and static state, quickness and slowness, toughness and softness, solidity and emptiness etc.
The bare handed exercises involved different type of forms including Tia-Chi which has proved its efficiency in treating chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, pulmonary tuber-colossis, heart disease, headache, backache and also helps in reducing fat.
The weapons exercises involved broad sword, short sword, spear, cudgel etc.

CHARACTERISTICS IN WUSHU METHODS—
There are six basic characteristics in WUSHU.
i) Incorporation of toughness with softness for mental stability.
ii) Co-ordination of internal and external (mind and body) activities.
iii) The generation and control of qi or chi the internal energy.
iv) Stressing inner energy.
v) Continuous and uninterrupted movement of chi.
vi) Correct and exact combat techniques.

EQUIPMENTS FOR TAOLU COMPETETION
1 Manual Display Cards
2 Playing Equipments
A. Broad Sword
B. Straight Sword
C. Taiji Sword
D. Nandao (Heavy Sword)
E. Qiangshu (Spear)
F. Gunshu (Stick)
G. Nangun (Heavy Stick)
3 Spring Board
4 Arena

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