Wushu - Important Terms


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Since Wushu originated in China, it has a great influence from Chinese language and culture. Almost all terms in Wushu are inherited from Chinese as they are. Let us see a few important Wushu terms −

Wushu Term Meaning
Wu shu Martial arts
Ji shu Technique
Lian/Lian Wushu Train/Practice Wushu
Pao bu Running
Huo dong Warmup
Huo dong kai le ma? Did you do enough warmup?
Ya/ Ya tui Stretch/Stretch legs
Bu fa Stance techniques
Shang bu Step forward
Quan/Bu/Tui fa Punch/Stance/Leg techniques
Ti Kick
Caipan Referee
Kaishi Begin/Start
Ying le/Dui le Won/lost
Fen Point
Bisai Competition
Di yi/er/san ming First/Second/Third place
Cai Fu Uniform used for competition
Qian/Hou sao Front/Back sweep
Teng kong Jump
Taolu Wushu artistic performance forms
San da Forms
Lei tai Competition area
Chang/Nan Quan Long/Southern Fist
Taiji Quan Slow and graceful Wushu moves
Taiji Jian Wushu with double-edged straight sword
Daoshu Broad sword
Jianshu Straight sword
Gunshu Cudgel
Qiangshu Spear
Nandao Southern broad sword
Nangun Southern Cudgel


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