Wushu in the West and other countries


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On the west and in many other countries wushu centers appeared long ago and have pretty good experience in this area. It is a tendency that different countries are uniting their powers in this field. Having world and regional wushu competitions and widely circulated wushu books and movies help to develop wushu itself. Thus, though there a re some hardships, wushu is forwarding to the top place among martial arts rating.



Martial arts boom all over the world

a long history and traditions..

Chinese martial arts became very popular on the west. Even in early 80ís many European martial arts masters visited China, Taiwan and Hong Kong trying to get know more about kung fu. Later it became clear that serious training requires systematic approach and time. It was decided to invite the most famous masters out here to start schools under their names, having good money alongside. Every other school started in Britain, Germany, France, the United States and other western countries exist by itself making efforts not to lose image which doesnít really help to get a sum right.



Wushu in the west

...the tradition itself was lost.

Despite oriental martial art being very popular, the west didnít gain a lot out of it. Traditions were lost. The only feedback was absolutely western (full contact, kickboxing) and national (Russian fight) martial arts uprising based on either result or some kind of national idea.



Style and schoolís variety

 San Shou.

The International Wushu Federation was officially registered on October 3rd, 1990, during 11th Asian Games in Pekin. Wushu organizations from 38 countries officially enrolled in The International Wushu Federation and 8 - in executive committee. Among them were China, Malaysia, Great Britain, Singapore, Italy, The United States and Algeria.



Sport wushu branches

 China decided .

Modern wushu consists of such branches as: with classical weapon, without weapon, traditional wushu styles with and without weapon, team motion performance, beforehand prepared fight and full contact sparring with protective clothing. Sanshou is making its first steps. Sanshou rating rose when world sanshou competitions and championships took place.



Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee .

A surge of interest in kung fu in the west was only due to movies with Bruce Lee. Surpassing acting, a will to win and personal system of Jit-kung-do (a way of advanced hand) made him popular among young people.



 

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