ABOUT BARRHAVEN CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS WUSHU CLUB
At Barrhaven Wushu Cub, we believe that Chinese Martial Arts is a shining pearl in Chinese traditional culture. Our mission is to bring the power and benefits of traditional Kungfu to the Barrhaven community. Our classes are designed for all ages and skill levels, and focus on physical fitness, self-defense, and the mental discipline needed to unlock your potential. Come join us and discover the path to a healthier, happier you.
Maple-China Martial Arts Wushu Training Includes:
At Maple-China Sports Wushu, we provide a unique martial arts experience. We focus on Chinese martial arts, such as Wushu Taolu - Barehand and Weapons including Daoshu, Gunshu, Jianshu and Qiangshu, and our routines follow the competition routines of the Wushu Association. Our classes are designed to help you develop your skills and take part in domestic and international competitions. Our curriculum includes traditional Wushu routines such as Mizongquan, Nanquan, Ditangquan, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Tanglangquan, and Bajiquan.
PRINCIPLES OF BARRHAVEN MAPLE-CHINA WUSHU CLUB
Sport of Wushu - Traditional and Competitive disciplines. all the rich history!
Barrhaven Maple-China Wushu Team at Parliament Hill
2024 Chinese New Years Events
Wǔshù 武术 – “Martial Art”
The term wushu is Chinese for “martial arts” (武 “wu” = military or martial, 术 “shu” = art) that is used to encompass Chinese martial arts in general, which is commonly known as kung fu in Western societies.
Chinese martial arts can be traced back over thousands of years, however modern or contemporary wushu was developed and standardized in the late 1940s. It is the national sport of China and is both an exhibition sport (taolu) and a full-contact sport (sanda).
Taolu forms are more widely practiced and are comparable to gymnastics floor routines that emphasizes speed, flexibility, power and acrobatic techniques. Forms have been designed to be more aesthetically pleasing, using lower stances and higher kicks, which is also used for exercise purposes. Difficult acrobatic and aerial movements are also incorporated, gaining favour for exhibitions and competitions.
Modern wushu was made popular by Jet Li, who was a 5 time China wushu national champion before transitioning over to the big screen. Now wushu is often seen in action movies and video games. Today, wushu is officially practiced in more than 120 countries around the world.
Contemporary wushu has emerged as a competitive sport with several international competitions held, including the World Wushu Championships held every two years with rules and regulations are set by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF).
Taolu forms are performed on a 14m x 8m carpet using martial arts patterns and movements either barehanded or with weapons, which are judged and given points according to specific rules. The minimum time limit for external forms is 1 minute and 20 seconds and 3-6 minutes for internal taichi forms.
Competitions are divided by these common categories:
Barehand 拳术: Longfist (长拳), Southern Fist (南拳), Taichi Fist (太极拳)
Short Weapons短兵器: Broadsword (刀术), Straightsword (剑术), Southern Broadsword (南刀), Taichi Sword (太极剑)
Long Weapons长兵器: Staff (棍术), Spear (枪术), Southern Staff (南棍)
Group Events集体项目: Choreographed routines that focuses on synchronization and fluidity
Dulian Events对练: Choreographed fight sets with or without weapons
Traditional Form传统套路：Xingyi (形意拳), Baguazhaung (八卦掌), Dadao (大刀) and Double Sword (双剑) etc.
On Nov. 8th, 2023, Member of Parliament, Jean Yip, orchestrated a dazzling flag-presenting extravaganza at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The star of the show? Our very own Canadian National Wushu Team, gearing up for the thrilling 16th World Wushu Championships in Texas from November 14th to 21st, 2023. But here's the cherry on top—after the ceremony, the ever-passionate Jean Yip personally guided the entourage to the heart of Parliament, the Conference Hall, infusing the visit with profound meaning. Brace yourselves, Barrhaven Maple-China Wushu club, for a wave of inspiration and boundless benefits coming your way!
Coach Fan, the Head Coach of Barrhaven Maple-China Wushu Club (Canada and Ontario registered Wushu Club), the Coach of traditional Chinese Martial Arts Wushu with the qualification certification issued by the Chinese Wushu Association in 2002. In 2003, Fan got his National Wushu Coach Certificate and Ontario Qualified Wushu Judge in Canada. He practiced Wushu since he was six years’ old from the National Wushu Coach Yu Lihao proactising Chinese Kungfu Wushu Barehand Taolu, Short Weapon Taolu, Long Weapon Taolu, Traditional Taolu-Mizong Quan and Traditional Weapon Taolu. He was the regional Championship of Wushu Long Weapon Stick, the Liaoning Provincial Wushu Championship.
With over 30 years of experience in traditional Kungfu, Sifu Fan Wang is a true master of his craft. He has trained with some of the most respected teachers in China, and has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge and passion with others. Our experienced and dedicated instructors are here to guide you on your journey to mastering traditional Kungfu WUSHU. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, we have the expertise and passion to help you achieve your goals.
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