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Wushu
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Wushu

Wushu

Wushu, also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu, can be classed as an exhibition and a full-contact sport.

Modern wushu is composed of two disciplines: taolu and sanda. Taolu is a combination of gymnastics and martial arts.

competitors are judged and given points on their movements which include stances, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps and throws .

Competitive forms have time limits that can range from 1 minute, 20 seconds for the some external styles to over five minutes for internal styles.

Modern wushu competitors are increasingly training in aerial techniques such as 540 and 720 degree jumps and kicks to add more difficulty and style to their forms.

Sanda is a modern fighting method and sport much like kickboxing or Muay Thai, but includes many more grappling techniques.

Wushu was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1990.

List of disciplines

  • Taolu
  • Sanshou

Taolu is made up of various martial art patterns and maneuvers which the competitor are jugged and awarded points according to specific rules. These forms comprises of basic movements (stance, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps, throw) based on aggregate categories traditional Chinese Martial art style and can be changed for various competitions to highlight one's strength. Competitive forms have time limits that could range from 1minute to 20 seconds for some external styles and could range over 5minute for internal styles.

List of events

  • men

    1. NANQUAN\NANGUN ALL-ROUND

    2. TAIJIQUAN\TAIJIJIAN ALL-ROUND

    3. DAOSHU\GUNSHU ALL-ROUND

    4. DUILIAN

    5. DUILIAN (TEAM EVENT) BARE HAND COMBAT

    6. DUILIAN (TEAM EVENT) APPARATUS COMBAT

    7. JIANSHU\QIANGSHU ALL-ROUND

    8. CHANGQUAN

  • women

    1. CHANGQUAN

    2. NANQUAN\NANDAO ALL-ROUND

    3. TAIJIQUAN\TAIJIJIAN ALL-ROUND

    4. JIANSHU\QIANGSHU ALL-ROUND

    5. WEAPON VS WEAPON DUILIAN

    6. BARED-HAND VS BARED-HAND DUILIAN

    7. DUILIAN

    8. DUILIAN (TEAM EVENT) BARE HAND COMBAT

    9. DUILIAN (TEAM EVENT) APPARATUS COMBAT

    10. DAOSHU\GUNSHU ALL-ROUND

Sanshou (sometimes called Sanda or Lei Tai) which is a contact sport has similarities to Chinese boxing, Chinese wrestling, Shuai Chiao and also other Chinese grappling techniques such as Qin Na. it has all the combat aspect of Wushu. Sanda appears more like Kick boxing or Muay Thai but include much more grappling techniques.

List of events

  • men

    1. 52KG

    2. 56KG

    3. 60KG

    4. 65KG

    5. 70KG

    6. 75KG

    7. 48KG

    8. 45KG

  • women

    1. 48KG

    2. 52KG

    3. 60KG

    4. 56KG

    5. 65KG

    6. 45KG

    7. 70KG

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