Please see the article "What is Wushu?"
If you are trying out, loose trackies and light flat shoes are recommended (e.g. Dunlop Volleys)
For current prices, please see the article "Venue, Times & Prices"
Please see the article "Venue, Times & Prices"
This is definately okay, just mention it to our treasurer or secretary when signing up.
- I can only train once a week. Is this okay?
Modern wushu focuses on developing the body, rather than self defense. It can provide you with a heightened sense of awareness, but for real self defense martial arts there are other options.
- Can I use wushu to fight?
Yes, after learning all the compulsory basics - stances, punches, kicks, 5-stance, short longfist.
- Can I learn (whatever) weapon?
Learning all the basics mentioned above should take the good part of a year. You will then begin to learn basic cudgel or broadsword.
- When can I start learning weapons?
- Can I learn (whatever) weapon to fight?
The Monash University Wushu Club is intended for university students. For under-age students, it is recommended to attend Master Tang's school in Nunawading, Taichi for Life.
At this point in time, we don't provide any formal grading. Progress is obvious without needing to earn a coloured belt.
Yes, our students are encouraged to participate in the Wushu & Taichi Practitioners Association (WTPA) Festival held every year around August. Please see the article "Wushu at Monash" for more information.
Due to insurance reasons, we do not learn or compete in wushu's combat style, sanshou.
- Do you compete in fighting?
No, our beginners course and instructors provide thorough coaching in all the basics required.
- Do I need to have done any martial arts before?
No, flexibility comes gradually as you continue training.
- Do I need to be flexible?
Yes, as a university club we often have social events for our members such as BBQs, movie nights, dinners, rockclimbing, etc
- Do you do other social events?