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Wushu

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2020-02

 

 

History of Wushu in FISU


 

 

Wushu first made it onto the FISU sports programme at the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade as a non-compulsory sport. The inaugural World University Wushu Championship is set to take place in Macau, China in 2018. Wushu competitions are gender-equal and must include: an individual event, individual all-around event, and a team event.

 

 

Also known as kung-fu, Wushu is a collective term for the martial art practices, which originated in China. Developed over the past 5,000 years, Wushu's origins trace back to the human struggle for survival in a harsh environment which included hunting and defending oneself from wild animals and other human beings. Since then, Wushu has become a way to cultivate the body, mind and spirit.

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