Raleigh Chinese Martial Arts

Wu Shu and Kung Fu

by Sifu TW Smith

Having often been asked about the differences between Wu Shu and Kung Fu, I thought it would be wise to share on the topic. Wu Shu literally interpretted can mean 'showing military skills', and in it's original context that it is what stood for, fighting skills. Through the course of time, and the interests of competition, sport, entertainment, the emphasis in Wu Shu turned more to speed, agility, and presentation. Jet Li and Jackie Chan both excelled in this more modern art form. Kung Fu is supposed to be carrying the responsibility of the 'fighting art' that has been left behind by Wu Shu. We support the concept that there is Wu Shu for Show, Wu Shu and Kung Fu for Health, and Kung Fu for fighting, select your kwoon (school) wisely.

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