Wushu - Chinese Martial Arts
Wushu is the centuries-old Martial Arts practied in China. Wushu builds
balance, endurance, flexibility, speed, strength, and coordination.
There are tens of thousands of wushu practitioners in a wide variety of styles. It is done with fist and foot, as well as with short weapons, long weapons, and flexible weapons. It is the martial arts style popularized by Jet Li, Jackie Chan, and others in many exciting movies.
East Tennessee Wushu Team
The East Tennessee Wushu Team has classes, performances, and demonstrations in the
Knoxville and East Tennessee region. There are currently two levels of wushu classes
offered each week.
These classes feature:
Warm up activities
Stretching: improve flexibility – attain splits
Plyometrics: building explosive power for jumps
Stance Practice: build a firm foundation
In-Place Fundamentals: punching, kicking, stances
Dynamic (Moving) Fundamentals: sequences of punches, kicks, and transition moves
Basic and Advanced Long Fist routines
Basic and Advanced Short Weapon Routines – Wushu Broadsword
Basic and Advanced Long Weapon Routines – Wushu Staff
Choreographed Sparring Routines
Muscle training: building strength
Cool Down activities
The intermediate class meets at Coolsports on Friday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. A new session is starting on Friday, Sept 7, 2012; new students are welcome any time. The fees are $12/class drop in fee, or pay $10/class for entire session.
Session 1 (7 classes):
Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct 5, 12, 19
Session 2 (7 classes):
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec. 7, 14, 21
For additional information, contact Coach Michael Smith and visit http://www.coolsportstn.com/sports/wushu/.
Beginning classes are held as part of the East Tennessee Chinese School on Sunday Mornings at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, contact Coach Michael Smith.