Discover Chinese wushu with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Wushu, also known 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 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 'becoming Bruce Lee'.
With an accompanying instructional DVD that demonstrates a key practice, it is the perfect introduction for newcomers to Chinese martial arts, as well as anyone interested in martial traditions more generally. It also provides key practice tips and cultural insights for seasoned wushu practitioners.