Wushu, which is also referred to as KungFu in the West, is a generic term for Chinese Martial arts that is composed of basic offensive and defensive movements executed either bare-handed or with weapons.
Wushu originated in China 5,000 years ago and it is considered to be one of China's major cultural gifts to the world. It is the most popular form of physical exercise in China. Various Wushu forms, particularly Tai Chi, are suitable for people of all age groups and physical conditions and can contribute to physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Wushu can be viewed in terms of two categories ie. Taolu (Forms with or without weapons) and Sanshou (Free Sparring).