Wushu

Clusters

  • Martial Arts

In Chinese, wushu stands for martial methods and it is omnipresent in the culture of the People’s Republic of China. What was engineered by government-appointed committees as the archetypical Chinese martial art based on the full range of traditional self-defense techniques has developed into a highly competitive and international sport over a period of merely 50 years. Wushu athletes compete in two different events – “Taolu”, the forms, and “Sanshou”, the sparring. Taolu involves martial arts patterns and maneuvers for which the athletes are judged and awarded points. The forms include stances, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps and throws. In modern wushu, athletes are demonstrating aerial techniques such as 540 and 720-degree jumps and kicks to add more difficulty to their forms.

Sanshou is influenced by traditional Chinese boxing as well as Chinese wrestling. Its competitive history goes back to barehanded fights in which no rules existed. Developed above all by the military, Sanshou bouts were held between soldiers to test and practice barehanded techniques for combat. Rules were eventually developed and the use of protective gloves and helmets was adopted.

On the programme of The World Games

2022 Birmingham, USA

  • Taolu (invitational)

2013 Cali, COL

  • Taolu (invitational)

A Beginners' Guide to Wushu

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Medal Results Cali 2013

Taolu Changquan Men

  1. 1. Colvin WANG - USA
  2. 2. Ariel Milton MANCILLA BARRIENTOS - CHI
  3. 3. Luis Felipe ALVAREZ ROSAS - MEX

Taolu Changquan Women

  1. 1. Junxia GU - CHN
  2. 2. Andrea Ka Kay HUNG - CAN
  3. 3. Natalia Estefania SOSA AVALLONE - ARG

Taolu Daoshu Men

  1. 1. Leiming ZHU - CHN
  2. 2. Manh Quyen NGUYEN - VIE
  3. 3. Say Yoke NG - MAS

Taolu Jianshu Women

  1. 1. Tianhui ZHENG - HKG
  2. 2. Thuy Vi DUONG - VIE
  3. 3. Brenda Dalena HATLEY - USA

Taolu Nangun Men

  1. 1. Farshad ARABI - IRI
  2. 2. Marcelo Massayuki HOKAMA YAMADA - BRA
  3. 3. Takahiro KAWAGUCHI - JPN

Taolu Nanquan Women

  1. 1. Huiying CHEN - CHN
  2. 2. Tatiana IVSHINA - RUS
  3. 3. Siong Lin DIANA BONG - MAS

Taolu Sanda -52kg Women

  1. 1. Tingting LI - CHN
  2. 2. Manon NARDY - FRA

Taolu Sanda -56kg Men

  1. 1. Yongshan ZHOU - CHN
  2. 2. Huseyin DUNDAR - TUR

Taolu Sanda -60kg Women

  1. 1. Valerie Laurence DOMERGUE - FRA
  2. 2. Pooja KADIAN - IND

Taolu Sanda -65kg Men

  1. 1. Mohsen MOHAMMADSEIFI - IRI
  2. 2. Pierre MOUA - FRA
  3. 3. Savas BEKAR - TUR

Taolu Sanda -75kg Men

  1. 1. Javad AGHAEI KERIGH - IRI
  2. 2. Qiang LIU - CHN

Taolu Sanda -85kg Men

  1. 1. Hamidreza GHOLIPOUR - IRI
  2. 2. Arslan BEKTEMIROV - RUS
  3. 3. Dmytro BATOK - UKR

Taolu Taijiquan Men

  1. 1. Thanh Tung NGUYEN - VIE
  2. 2. Yang LEE - MAS
  3. 3. Rufei LU - CHN

Taolu Taijiquan Women

  1. 1. Kwok LINDSWELL - INA
  2. 2. Shin Yii NG - MAS

Most successful athletes of Wushu

 

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