Thoughts on the technique innovation and development of Wushu

LI Yindong1 LIU Yong1

(1.Beijing Sport University, Beijing ,China 100084)

【Abstract】Wushu should play an important role in promoting China’s outstanding traditional culture to go abroad and in enhancing cultural awareness and cultural self-confidence. However, in reality, the development of Wushu is not satisfactory. This study analyzed the history of Wushu transformed into sports and its influence on Wushu, and summarized the essence of traditional Wushu and its unique value by the methods of literature review and historic method of investigation, and found that Wushu transformed into sports is a historical trend, but Wushu passively transformed into sports dismembers the Wushu noumenon. Wushu should follow the historical trend of boxing movement, take Chinese traditional Wushu as the guide, and take free combat as the basis, combine traditional throwing and standing skills of Wushu to form an organic integration of kicking, beating, throwing and taking. It should integrate traditional training means that cultivated touch sense and short explosive force, such as Tai Chi pushing hands, standing exercise, and flapping into modern combat training, perfect the rules system of four kinds of techniques including kicking, playing, falling and taking to play the guiding role of rules to technology, and gradually form a new Wushu boxing with characteristics of Chinese Wushu Boxing and with the trend of modern sports. This study has theoretical and practical significance of the technological development and innovation of Wushu.

【Keywords】 technique innovation of Wushu; transformation of Wushu into sports; standing grappling; traditional Wushu; martial arts fighting;


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CN: 11-3785/G8

Vol 40, No. 12, Pages 133-138

December 2017


Article Outline


  • 1 Research objects and methods
  • 2 History and difficulties of martial arts
  • 3 Building a new system of martial arts fighting
  • 4 Conclusion
  • References