2 Wushu is an ancient Chinese practice and martial art that is both an exhibition sport and a full-contact sport.
1949 The sport began to be developed in China in this year in an effort to standardise the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts.
1986 In this year, the Chinese National Research Institute of Wushu was established as the central authority for the research and administration of wushu activities.
7 The number of basic movements in wushu: stances, kicks, punches, balances, jumps, sweeps and throws.
720 Modern wushu competitors are increasingly training in extremely impressive aerial techniques such as 720-degree jumps and kicks.
15 Actor Jet Li claimed 15 gold and one silver medal at the Chinese wushu championships.
2,500 Scrolls found depicting characters in certain fighting poses suggest wushu was practised in China 2,500 years ago.