Feature analysis on techniques of athletes of high-level Chinese Wushu routine competitions

SONG Wei1 LIU Yuping2 WANG Lina3

(1.Department of Sports, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China 300300)
(2.Wushu School, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China 100084)
(3.Department of Sports, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China 300387)

【Abstract】This study aims to provide the newest and characteristics of highest-level technique development of Wushu routine athletes for China elite athletes, and provide valuable reference for further improvement of China Wushu routine technique training and competition rules. This paper analyzes competition results of 358 male athletes by methods of video observation and expert interview. They are the top-12 Wushu routine athletes of the finals of 2011 and 2012 National Wushu Routine Championships and the 12th National Games of China. The events in which they participated include long boxing, sabreplay, cudgel play, southern-style boxing, southern-style sabreplay, southern-style cudgel play, Taijiquan, Taijisword, swordplay and spearplay. Conclusions are as follows: 1) the final score is determined by performance skill, not by the degree of difficulty of movement since the trail implementation of new rules; 2) in recent three year, apart from an extremely remarkable difference in the score of performance skill of 2011 and 2013 men’s southern-style sabreplay and a remarkable difference in the overall score of men’s spearplay, scores of other items have no remarkable differences; 3) In the case that athletes have reached full marks in the items of quality of movement and degree of difficulty, it is difficulty for the referees to distinguish and evaluate the overall score of all athletes through performance skill. So it is indispensable for the formulation of updated competition rules.

【Keywords】 Wushu routine; men’s final; competition rule; technique characteristic;


【Funds】 Project of Wushu Research Institute of General Administration of Sport of China (WSH2014Q018)

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CN: 11-3785/G8

Vol 38, No. 05, Pages 135-140+145

May 2015


Article Outline


  • 1 Research objects and methods
  • 2 Results and analysis
  • 3 Conclusion and Suggestion
  • References