SCALWUSHU

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WUSHU ACADEMY

What is Wushu?

Wushu is the national sport of China and is being proposed as the new olympic sport for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It is a modern synthesis of the traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Opera and Gymnastic routines.

There are many different styles and forms in Wushu, but the main empty hand events are; Long Fist which is composed of 5 classical northern styles, Southern Fist which is derived from 5 traditional southern styles and Taijiquan which is the combination of the 4 main braches of Tai Chi.

In addition to the main styles, there a wide array of other hand forms including imitative(ie. Drunken, Monkey & Eagle) internal (Baguazhang, Xingyiquan & Bajiquan and northern styles(Fanziquan, Tongbeiquan & Piguaquan).

Weaponsplay in a part of Wushu with the primary weapons being the Broadsword, Straightsword, Staff and Spear with variants of the staff and broadsword for Southern Fist and a straightsword variant for Taiji. In addition there are a variety of other weapons which include paired weapons(ie. double broadswords), flexible weapons(ie. nine section whip) and more.