The Wushu Research Institute of China is an authoritative body for conducting Chinese Wushu research. The book Essentials of Chinese Wushu was written by Wu Bin, Director of the Teaching and Research Section of the Institute, Li Xingdong, Wushu researcher, and Yu Gongbao, Qigong researcher.
The authors give a simple and clear introduction to the history and characteristic features of Chinese Wushu; its health-keeping effects and entertaining value, various schools and styles of Chinese boxing, and weapons, and Chinese Wushu's morality, etiquette and competition rules.
This book also introduces over 30 different schools of Chinese boxing and almost the same number of apparatus, including short apparatus, long apparatus, hard apparatus, soft apparatus and hidden weapons used in ancient China.
From the book, readers may gain a general understanding of Chinese Wushu, its history and its current state.
Included in this book are some 70 pictures, from which readers can vividly see graceful postures of various kinds of Chinese boxing and Wushu apparatus.
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Wu Bin, born in Zhejiang Province, graduated from the Wushu Speciality of the Sports Faculty of Beijing Physical Education Institute in 1963, and became a Wushu teacher in Beijing Sports School.
In 1974, he was assigned the task of organizing the Beijing Wushu team and coached it for ten years. National Wushu champions, such as Li Lianjie, Li Zhizhou, Hao Zhihua and Li Xia are all his students. Wu also led the Beijing Wushu team in winning the national team champions ten times.
In 1984, he was awarded the Honourable Sport Medal by the State Physical Culture and Sports Commission, and the first prize for his outstanding contributions to the Beijing Sports Committee.
Wu Bin has visited the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the Soviet Union, giving lectures on Wushu.
Wu is President of the Technical Committee of the Wushu Federation of Asia and Director of Teaching and Research Section of the Wushu Research Institute of China.
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Book Description Foreign Languages Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M7119014773
Book Description Foreign Languages Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P117119014773
Book Description Foreign Languages Press. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Language:English.Author:Wu Bin.Binding:Soft Cover.Publisher:Foreign Languages Press. Bookseller Inventory # 0801414