Feb 26, 2014

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What You Need to Know about Wushu

Wushu-Homepage The National Wushu team is proud of their five medals from the recently concluded 27th SEA (South East Asian) Games. The team said that they exceeded their expectations. They originally eyed for three medals but they went home with five. That is a big thing for their families and supporters who welcomed the team on December 15, 2013 at the airport. 

The squad of young athletes acquired 2 bronze medals, 2 silver and 1 gold. The President of the SWDLDF (Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation) who also welcomed the athletes said that it is a good sign. Additionally, he said that athletes will have better outcome on the 28th SEA Games in 2015 to be held here in Singapore.

If you are interested to learn Wushu, you should be familiar with it. Wushu in general refers to all martial arts styles. You must make a decision what style to pursue. But before anything else, a student must learn the basics about Wushu. Here are some basics that you can consider:

Instruction

Regardless of the style that you want to pursue (whether it is Kung Fu, Shaolin, etc), you should find an instructor that is well experienced in the field that you want. You have to find a master or instructor that can train you to be better in the style that you are proficient. If you find the right master or instructor, all will be better.

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Style

The training program comprise of eight styles. The styles are important because they form part of your foundation. The student will be taught of all styles but at the end of the day, the students will choose what styles to pursue or master. You should know that the styles are divided into two categories – Northern and Southern system. Under the two system, there are sub-categories involved like the short weapon, bare hand and long weapon.

Stance

Beginners should be taught about kick and strike. They should also learn about the stance. When you say stance, it refers to the way of standing. In Wushu, students are expected to learn the five stances – empty, cross, bow, horse and drop. The stances help the students to discover the center of their balance.

Whether you use Wushu to advance your martial arts career or you simply want to develop your skill, you should learn the basics because it will serve as your foundation. It would be difficult but if you set your mind to it, you will surely succeed. Good luck on your Wushu endeavours!

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