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In order to understand Chinese philosophy on the relationship between body and mind, the institute eventually offers martial arts courses such as  Wushu.

Wushu, also called Modern Wushu or Contemporary Wushu, is both an exhibition sport and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China after 1949, wushu has diffused globally through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which summons the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championship was carried out in 1991 in Beijing.

Competitive wushu is composed of two disciplines: Taolu (forms) y Sanda (combat).

Wushu forms involve Chinese martial art patterns and manoeuvres for which competitors are judged and given points according to specific rules. The forms comprise basic movements (postures, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, and spins) related to some traditional style of Chinese martial art and they can be changed to demonstrate a better skill. These comprise various disciplines, either weapons[stick (gunshu), sabre (daoshu), lance (qiangshu), sword (jianshu), etc.], or bare-hands exhibition or in group (chang quan, nan quan, duilian, etc). Competitive forms have time limits that can range from 1 minute, 20 seconds for some external styles (hard) to over 5 minutes for internal styles (light).

 

 
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