Wushu

Wushu

Baku Sports Hall will be host a number of sports in 2017 including wushu, which will take place from the 20-22 May. The competition will consist of men’s events in wushu sanda, which is a modern unarmed combat sport developed from traditional wushu techniques, and primarily makes use of punching, kicking, throwing, wrestling and defensive techniques. It was developed in China after 1949, in an effort to standardise the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts but nowadays, this type of sport has turned into an international sport. wushu is composed of two disciplines: taolu and sanda; sanda is the modern fighting method of wushu.

Facts and figures:
  • "Wu" means military and "shu" means art. In that sense, wushu is a term that describes the Chinese martial arts, similar to kung fu
  • Modern wushu competitors are increasingly training in aerial techniques, 540-degree, 720-degree, and even 900-degree jumps and kicks to add more difficulty and style to their forms

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