Posts Tagged ‘chinese martial arts’

Shaolin Monk vs Maori Episode re-aired last night. Deadliest Warrior Aftermath here at WushuKicks!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

So I was texted by a few friends letting me know that the episode of Deadliest Warrior that I was in aired again last night.

I thought that I would go ahead and post the aftermath clip here so that it would convenient for you guys to find and go ahead and comment on any Deadliest Warrior comments you had.

Chinese Wushu – External and Internal

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
From: http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=797382&lang=eng_news

Wushu, known in the West as Kungfu, is a kind of Chinese traditional sport characterized by various barehanded and armed combat techniques. Wushu exercises consist of both “external” and “internal” work, the former meaning movements of the body while the latter being related to the spirits. The two aspects are combined as movements are guided by consciousness so as to achieve a unity of body and mind. Thus, constant practice of wushu helps not only to strength muscles and bones, but also to regulate the central nervous system and improve the cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory functions.

Chinese Wushu Moving Heaven and Earth

Wushu, known in the West as Kungfu, is a kind of Chinese traditional sport characterized by various barehanded and armed combat techniques. Wushu exercises consist of both “external” and “internal” work, the former meaning movements of the body while the latter being related to the spirits. The two aspects are combined as movements are guided by consciousness so as to achieve a unity of body and mind. Thus, constant practice of wushu helps not only to strength muscles and bones, but also to regulate the central nervous system and improve the cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory functions. 

To meet the upcoming 2008 Olympics Games, the scientists at the Exhibition Department of the Museum came up with the idea of creating an exhibition on exercise science. According to a visitor survey conducted before designing the exhibition, they found that hands-on activities and self-led discovery are most popular among the questioned in the survey. They tried to lead the visitors to the fantastic world of wushu and to make them understand the right way of health-building.

The exhibition Wushu starts with the sculptures of a grandpa and his grandson practicing Chinese kungfu. Then here at the entrance, a short film is playing to introduce the exercise science. In the gallery, we display Inbody, F-Scan, Force Plate, Accelerometer, 3D workshop and Infrared Camera for visitors to understand their body and movement, and to practice wushu with masters. If visitors are eager to know further about exercise science, we also offer an E-check system for them to use.

This exhibition is organized by the National Museum of Natural Science, in collaboration with Graduate Institute of Sports Science, Taiwan Wushu Association, and United Integrated Services Optical Dept.

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Sports Affairs Council, Exective Yuan, and in part, by some other enthusiastic communities and people.

How do you define wushu and what other chinese martial arts have similar qualities?