KINEMATIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIFIC WUSHU MOVEMENTS: A CASE STUDY

  • Li Wen
  • Ai-Yun Lu
Keywords: wushu, biomechanics, balance

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In this study, biomechanical characteristics of specific long shadow boxing routine actions, namely, 'cechuai', 'qiansaotui' and 'xuanfengjiao', were examined by biomechanical analysis. These actions start with thrust left heel sideways balance, followed by a downward sweeping leg and then a jump up whirlwind step (see figure 1). For most wushu athletes, these actions are difficult to accomplish perfectly. Providing some preliminary biomechanics information may help novices to accomplish all these actions.