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Jim's China

  1. 1. Chinese Martial Arts By: Jim LaHart
  2. 2. <ul><li>I choose chinese martial arts because it is a big part of China’s culture and a lot of people do that. </li></ul>Introduction
  3. 3. <ul><li>Martial arts is also called Wushu </li></ul><ul><li>It was created and developed for self-defense and survival </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Wushu training improves physical ability, health and willpower </li></ul><ul><li>Is an excellent source of exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Some consider it a personal art form </li></ul>Martial Art Facts
  4. 4. <ul><li>Total martial art training includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ti (kicking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Da (punching) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shuai (throwing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Na (controlling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gi (hitting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ci (thrusting) </li></ul></ul>Training
  5. 5. <ul><li>Related to each style are basic forms which involve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>defense strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>retreat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mobility and immobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>speed and slowness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hard or soft postures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emptiness and fullness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with or without weapons </li></ul></ul>More Training
  6. 6. <ul><li>Will use defense simulation, such as two-man choregraphed sequences for beginning training </li></ul><ul><li>There are also internal and external body training methods </li></ul><ul><li>Those training methods help strengthen the body to withstand strikes and blows </li></ul><ul><li>In the advanced stages of training, a student begins full-contact training by sparring with semi-control </li></ul><ul><li>That is to add realism to the training </li></ul>Even more Training
  7. 7. <ul><li>Wushu was was historically termed &quot;Wu-Yi&quot; or martial arts </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese government changed the term to &quot;Guoshu,“ </li></ul><ul><li>Ever since the Zhou Dynasty, which ended in 771 B.C., practical Wushu training has included basic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Those included strength training, fencing, staff sparring, spear training, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>also included training by using forms, such as the Shaolin Eight Methods, </li></ul>History
  8. 8. <ul><li>To attempt to classify Chinese Wushu is very difficult because of the number and variety of styles in the enormous country of China </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally, Chinese martial arts are classified by one of three methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal or External styles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern or Northern styles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As &quot;Shaolin&quot; or &quot;Wudang&quot; or &quot;Ermei.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Forms and Classification of Wushu
  9. 9. <ul><li>Empty hand competition involves the performance of a sequence, usually traditional, demonstrating the function and essence of a particular martial style. Competition normally falls into the following subdivisions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Fist -- Styles such as Zha, Wa, Wha, Pao, Hun, Fangzi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bagua -- Basic Ba-Gua, Innate Ba-Gua, Latent Ba-Gua, Ba-Gua Consecutive Palm, Close-body Ba-Gua, Ba-Gua Dragon Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imitating Styles -- Preying Mantis, Eagle Claw, Monkey, Tiger, Leopard, Drunken-Style, Drunken Eight Fairies, Duck, Snake. Rooster </li></ul></ul>Empty Hand Competition
  10. 10. <ul><li>I think that China is a very interesting spot to visit because there are many things to do and see there. </li></ul>Conclusion

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