also wu shu
The Chinese martial arts.
Origin of wushuMandarin w&ucaron; shù : w&ucaron;, martial (from Middle Chinese &vhook;u&schwabreve;´) + shù, skill, art (from Middle Chinese &shookr;&hhook;yt).
- Any Chinese martial arts.
- A modern exhibition and full-contact sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts, created in the People's Republic of China. Also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu.
From the Mandarin 武術 (wǔshù).