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Wushu is a sport developed in China in the 1940’s. The goal was to standardize the practice of traditional martial arts. Wushu actually means martial arts in Chinese: Wu means military or martial, and Shu means art.

Wushu is also a combination of performance elements and martial arts. Wushu focuses on striking, grappling, throwing, quickness, explosive power, and relaxed movement. Contemporary Wushu consist a lot of Chinese martial art styles.

There are two Wushu disciplines, taolu (forms) and sanda (sparring):

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