from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Chinese martial arts.

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  • n. Any Chinese martial arts.
  • n. A modern exhibition and full-contact sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts, created in the People's Republic of China. Also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Chinese (Mandarin) wǔ shù : , martial + shù, skill, art.

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From the Sinitic words wu (, martial), shu (, art).


  • "But wushu is also a very cultural and civilized sport," he said.

    Kung-fu makes Olympic showcase debut

  • "We look forward to the day when wushu is an official Olympic sport," he said, but declined to offer a timetable.

    Kung-fu makes Olympic showcase debut

  • Part of it is due to the fact that much of what is called wushu on the screen really is the modern sport of wushu, and has very little to do with practical combat.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The action star learned the martial art - also known as wushu - from an early age and believes it would fit in well with the competition's already-included disciplines taekwando and judo, reports the

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • What you are about to see is just test footage for a movie concept called wushu/sci-fi mashup that contains laser katanas, robots with arms that morph into weapons, and a lot of human on robot wushu action.

    SF Signal

  • Yen makes a distinction between purely skill-based martial arts like boxing, and Chinese wushu, which is tied up with cultural issues and divided into sects, each adding its own aura of mystery.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Jackie Chan wants 'wushu' to be officially recognised at Olympic games - Articles related to Jackie Chan wants kung fu as Olympic sport

  • The fighting component in national 'wushu' team is called 'sanda', however that one wear boxing gloves and fighting style and rules are different, so not suitable for wingchun fighting~~~

  • RESISTING THE TEMPTATION OF WATCHING WUSHU WARRIORS, i shall study. (urghhhhhhhh, it's so weird, cause the 'wushu' warrior, joey really reminds me of someone familiar, so it's like extra nice to watch the show now.

    yanxious Diary Entry

  • "kung fu" represents traditional Chinese martial arts and "wushu" represents contemporary, performance-based Chinese martial arts that is promoted by the mainland.

    Kung Fu Cinema


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