Husky Wushu

About

The Husky Wushu Team is a student organization at the University of Washington that practices and promotes Wushu, a form of contemporary Chinese martial arts. Throughout the year, we practice, perform demonstrations, and compete at various events. Our team includes students from different experience levels, ages, and backgrounds. We welcome everyone, so stop by and practice with us!

Train

We practice at the UW IMA Archery Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10pm, and on Fridays from 3:30-5:30pm in Mat Room B.

Demonstrate

We perform Wushu demonstrations throughout the year both on campus and off campus. Some events we have performed at include CSA's Lunar New Year, TOSA's Timeless Taiwan, JSA's Matsuri, TSA's Night Market and Sakura-Con.

Compete

We compete at events such as the Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, Collegiate Wushu Tournament, and Seattle International Martial Arts Championship.

What is Wushu?

Wushu is the modern derivative of traditional Chinese Kung Fu. Its name comes from the Chinese words "Wu" (武) meaning combat or martial and "Shu" (術) meaning art. Wushu combines explosive force, graceful movements, and acrobatic stunts. Forms in Wushu can be performed with bare hands, broadsword, straightsword, staff, spear, and other weapons.

Wushu is primarily composed of three major styles: Long Fist (changquan 长拳), derived from Kung Fu styles from northern China, Southern Fist (nanquan 南拳), from Southern China, and Tai Chi (taijiquan 太极拳). Traditional styles also include Shaolin, Wing Chun, Ba Gua Zhang, Drunken, and Animal forms (including tiger, monkey, eagle, snake, mantis). Traditional forms can also use weapons such as three section staff, nine section chain whip, rope dart, fan, tiger hook swords, and pudao.

Collegiates

On Saturday April 8th, 2017, the Husky Wushu Team was honored to host the 21st National Collegiate Wushu Tournament. Over 140 competitors from over 20 different colleges competed at the UW IMA. Thank you to all the volunteers, judges, and competitors who helped make this event happen!

Contact Us

Send us a message! Let us know if you want to drop by a practice!