Discover Chinese wushu with this concise and simple-to-read primer. Wushu, often referred to as kung fu, has the art of attack and defence at its centre and is an umbrella term for the Chinese martial arts. With accurate and defined illustrations, this book covers all of the basics of wushu, including:
– Origins of wushu
– Key principles and etiquette
– Wushu schools
– Wushu in film, art and culture
– Health benefits
– Tips for practice and ‘turning into Bruce Lee’.
With an accompanying instructional DVD that demonstrates a key practice, it’s the easiest introduction for newcomers to Chinese martial arts, in addition to somebody inquisitive about martial traditions more normally. It also provides key practice tips and cultural insights for seasoned wushu practitioners.