Wushu was recognised by FISU in 2014. In 2017, it was one of the sports at the Summer Universiade in Taipei. The first World University Championship took place in 2018 in Macau, China. An ancient sport also known as Kung-Fu, the early origins of Wushu trace back to the human struggle for survival in a harsh environment. In 2022 Wushu became part of the FISU University World Cup Combat Sports in Samsun, Türkiye. Combat Sports will return to the Championship format in 2024.
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The History of Wushu in FISU
Wushu first made it onto the FISU sports programme at the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade as a non-compulsory sport. The inaugural World University Wushu Championship is set to take place in Macau, China in 2018. Wushu competitions are gender-equal and must include: an individual event, individual all-around event, and a team event.
Also known as kung-fu, Wushu is a collective term for the martial art practices, which originated in China. Developed over the past 5,000 years, Wushu’s origins trace back to the human struggle for survival in a harsh environment which included hunting and defending oneself from wild animals and other human beings. Since then, wushu has become a way to cultivate the body, mind and spirit.