Wushu (武术), as practiced at UCI, is a non-contact, chinese martial arts, emphasizing on coordination and performance. Wushu, meaning "martial arts", represents a collection of all chinese martial arts, but often, the term is used to refer to the the more-modern styles of it's traditional counterpart, Kung Fu.
At it's core, Wushu atheletes focus on improving their physical health and performance. But on a higher level, UC Wushu atheletes build a sense of community and sportsmanship across most of the University of California Campuses.
Noteable wushu athletes, such as Jet Li, have starred in various martial arts movies across the world. The style of wushu has also been used as the basis for the martial arts used in popular movies/series such as Kung Fu Panda, Ip Man, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Practices welcome all wushu athletes, new and old, and are held three times a week at UCI's ARC facility:
Monday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM in the Physical Forum
Wednesday: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM in the Training Zone
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM in the Sports Studio
If you are interested in trying Wushu at UCI, stop by at any one of the practices. Your first class is absolutely free-to-try, and all you need is something comfortable to work out in, and a friendly attitude.