Performance Wushu was founded in March 2007 to advance the practice
of Wushu around the world. The founder, Raymond Wu, spent years training
in martial arts (Wushu and Tae Kwon Do) as well as various sports
including gymnastics, figure skating, and volleyball among others.
Through the training in those sports, he gathered a wealth of knowledge
about biomechanics and physics (kinematics). With his strong interest
in science and teaching, he started passing along the knowledge he
gained to fellow athletes. He found that the unique manner in which
he was able to teach other people helped them to understand the proper
techniques more easily. As a result, they progressed much more rapidly.
Sensing that fellow practitioners in other geographic locations may
stand to benefit as well, he created the High Performance Wushu
was launched in April 2007 shortly after the publication of the ground-breaking
training book Fundamentals
of High Performance Wushu: Taolu Jumps and Spins, which
has received worldwide acclaim. The site is constantly expanding to
provide a broad range of technical resources for the martial arts
community. It now includes a training forum, newsletters, and a gear shop.
No matter if you are just
starting out or are perfecting your nandu moves, this site is dedicated
to helping you achieve high performance Wushu.