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Contemporary wushu focuses on performance. Traditional wushu focuses on self-defense theory and application (or at least it should). So in contemporary wushu, every movement is "flashy" to improve its appearance and level of difficulty. While the techniques themselves are taken from traditional wushu, the emphasis is on getting more air, more ...


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Practitioners of traditional wushu, as a modern person would interpret this term, probably do not call what they practice traditional wushu but something more specific. Traditional wushu is basically a catch-all category for Chinese martial arts that are not contemporary wushu. Traditional Traditional martial arts were suppressed in Communist China during ...


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