Chinese martial arts: a ladder to Heaven powered by the great Taoist and Buddhist monks


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Chinese martial arts, also known as “wushu,” are arguably some of China’s most popular and successful cultural exports. Despite their widespread and enduring recognition over time, most people’s fundamental understanding of these practices in the West is limited.

The development in America and Europe of the various Chinese martial arts has generally been limited to understanding them as a competitive sporting practice, a defense system, or a simple recreational activity.