Wushu vs. Kung Fu

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Two notorious styles in China are Wushu and Kung Fu. While they are very similar, Wushu is more recent and is a more modern version of Kung Fu. Kung Fu is more traditional and spiritual, while Wushu is more of just a sport and competitions. There are more applications and techniques involved in Kung Fu versus in Wushu. The biggest difference is the forms structure. Both Kung Fu and Wushu have many sub styles that are distinct to each style. Here are some examples of the various styles under either Kung Fu or Wushu:

Kung Fu:

1.) The most popular style under Kung Fu would be the animal forms like Praying Mantis, Eagle Claw, Tiger Fist, Monkey Fist, or whatever other animal form you can think of. I kid you not, when I traveled to the shaolin temple, I saw a frog form, dog form, and even hippopotamus!

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  1. lemonlime7421 says:

    Thank you so much!!

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