American Wu Shu Society

Everything you want to know about Wu Shu: traditional, modern and internal.

The American Wu Shu Society for the Advancement of Wu Shu is a Not-for-profit 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization. Dedicated to assisting the International Federations in pushing Wu Shu to the Olympics. AWS mission is to implement Wu Shu into the Public School Curriculum. Through this discipline we will encourage youth to achieve their highest level of performance in both Academics and becoming positive and productive individuals in society. We provide accurate, exciting, and up to date information on everything going on in the world of Wu Shu. We focus on providing interactive and informative materials that will help you prepare to be a superior athlete and to learn more about the art of Wu Shu and its Ethics.

 

Wu Shu Terminology - Wu Shu Shuyu 武术术语

Chinese and Foreigners can learn these terms - 中国人和外国人可以学习这些术语

Chinese can learn English Terms used in America
Foreigners can learn the Pinyin Terms and Pronunciation

Salutation - Zhi Jing 致敬

Attention - Zhu Yi (ju yee) 注意 or Stand at Attention - Li Zheng (lee jeng) 立正
Bow to Shi Fu - Xiang Shifu Ju Gong (sheeang shi foo ju gong) 向师傅鞠躬


Numbers - Shu Zi 数字

1. yi (yee) 一
2. er (R) 二 
3. san (san) 三 
4. si 四 
5. wu 五
6. liu (leo) 六
7. qi (chee) 七
8. ba 八
9. jiu (geo) 九
10. shi 十
11. shi yi 十一
12. shi er 十二
13. shi san十三
14. shi si 十四
15. shi wu 十五
16. shi liu 十六
17. shi qi 十七
18. shi ba 十八
19. shi jiu 十九
20. er shi 二十 


Levels - Deng Ji - 等级

Beginner - Chu Ji - 初级
Intermediate - Zhong Ji - 中级
Advanced - Gao Ji - 高级
Professional - Zhuan Ye Ji- 专业级


Stances - Bu Xing 步型

Horse Stance- Ma Bu 马步
Bow Stance- Gong Bu 弓步
Drop Stance- Pu Bu 仆步
Resting Stance- Xie Bu (sheeye bu) 歇步
Empty Stance- Xu Bu (shu bu) 虚步
Cross Leg Bow Stance- Cha Bu 插步
Drop Leg Bow Stance - Gui Bu 跪步
Fox Run - Xing Bu 行步
Sashe Skip - Ta Bu 踏步
Skip Jump Palms over Head Leap - Yue Bu 跃步


Fist - Shou Xing 手型

Fist- Quan (chwen) 拳
Palm- Zhang 掌
Hook- Gou (go) 勾
Slap fist- Za Quan (za chwen) 砸拳
Wheeling Arms- Wu Long Pan Da 乌龙盘打
Elbow Thrusts - Ding Zhou 顶肘
Horizontal Chops - Kan Zhang 砍掌
Low Upper Cut Palm - Liao Zhang 撩掌
Overhead Block & Spearhand Thrust - Chuan Zhang 穿掌
Overhead Palm - Liang Zhang 亮掌
Palm Pushing - Tui Zhang 推掌
Hammer Strike - Pi Quan 皮拳
Thrust Punch - Chong Quan 冲拳


Stretch Kicks - Rou Ren 柔韧

Left Leg Front Split - Shu Cha 竖叉
Side Split - Heng Cha 横叉

Front Kick - Zheng Ti Tui (jun tee tway) 正踢腿
Outside Crescent- Wai Bai Tui.(y bye tway) 外摆腿
Outside Crescent w/ slap - Bai Lian Pai Jiao 外摆拍脚
Inside Crescent- Li He Tui (lee huh tway) 里合腿
Inside Crescent w/ slap - Li He Pai Jiao 里合拍脚
Side Stretch Kick- Ce Ya Tui (tsuh ya tway) 侧压腿
Side Kick- Ce Ti Tui (tsuh tee tway) 侧踢腿
Front Slap Kick- Pai Jiao (pie jeeow) 拍脚
Step & Kick back - Hou Liao Tui 后撩腿
Front Thrust kick & punch - Tan Tui 弹腿
Front Thrust Heel kick & punch - Deng Tui 蹬腿
Front Sweep - Qian Sao Tui 前扫腿
Back Sweep - Hou Siao Tui 后扫腿


Balances - Peng Heng 平衡

Rooster Balance - Ti Xi Ping Heng 提膝平衡
Skyward Balance - Chao Tian Deng 朝天蹬
Hooked Leg Empty Stance - Kong Tui Ping Heng 控腿平衡
Twisted Leg Balance - Wang Yue Ping Heng 望月平衡
Back Leg Balance - Yan Shi Ping Heng 燕式平衡
Scale Forward Lean Back - Yang Shen Ping Heng 仰身平衡


Jumping Kicks - Tiao Yue 跳跃

Frog Leaps- Wa Tiao (wa teeyow) 蛙跳
Jumping Front Kick- Teng Kong Fei Jiao 腾空飞脚
Jumping Double Front Slap - Shuang Fei Jiao 双飞脚
Tornado- Xuan Feng Jiao (shuen fung jeeyow) 旋风脚
Lotus Kick- Wai Bai Lian (why bye leeyan) 外摆莲 or Bai Lian Tui 摆莲腿 
Butterfly Kick- Xuan Zi (shuen tzu) 旋子
Butterfly Twist- Xuan Zi San Bai Liu - 360 旋子三百六
Xuan Zi Wu Bai Si - 540 旋子五百四
Xuan Zi Qi Bai Er - 720 旋子七百二


Acrobatics - Die Pu Gun Fan 跌扑滚翻

Aerials - Ce Kong Fan 侧空翻
Shoulder Rolls - Qiang Bei 抢背
Kip Ups - Li Yu Da Ting 鲤鱼打挺
Flying Sidekick Drop - Pan Tui Die 盘腿跌
Black Dragon Spin to handstand - Wu Long Jiao Zhu 乌龙绞柱


Forms Quan Shu 拳术

Long Fist - Chang Quan 长拳
Southern Fist - Nan Quan 南拳
Form & Will Boxing - Xing Yi Quan (shing yee chwen) 形意拳
Eight Diagram Palm Boxing - Ba Gua Zhang (ba gwa zhang) 八卦掌
Eagle Claw - Ying Zhao (ying jao) 鹰爪
Drunken Fist - Zui Quan (zway chwen) 醉拳
White Ape - Tong Bei Quan (tong bei chwen) 通背拳
Mantis Boxing- Tang Lang Quan (tang lang chwen) 螳螂拳
Earth Boxing- Di Tang Quan (dee tang chwen) 地躺拳


Weapons - Qi Xie 器械

Broadsword - Dao Shu 刀术
Straightsword - Jian Shu 剑术
Spear - Qiang Shu 枪术
Staff- Gun Shu (gwen shu) 棍术
Southern Staff - Nan Gun 南棍
Southern Broadsword - Nan Dao 南刀
Doublehooks - Shuang Gou 双钩
3 Sectional Staff- San Jie Gun (san jeeye gwen) 三节棍
Double Broadsword- Shuang Dao (shwang dow) 双刀
Long Handle Broadsword- Pu Dao (pu dow) 朴刀
Long Tassel Sword- Chang Sui Jian (chang suay jeeyen) 长穗剑
Drunken Sword- Zui Jian (zway jeeyen) 醉剑
9 Sectional Whip Chain- Jiu Jie Bian (geo jeeye beeyen) 九节鞭

 

 

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