|Governing Body:||International Wushu Federation|
Routines of jianshu, nanquan, changquan, daoshu, gunshu, qiangshu, nandao and nangun must last at least for 1 minute 20 seconds. The optional routines of taijijian and taijiquan and the group events must last for 3-4 minutes and compulsory routines of taijiquan must last for 5-6 minutes. Dual routines must last for at least 50 seconds.,
Each individual athlete starts his/her routine with ten points. Five points are allocated to the quality of movement, three for overall performance and two for the degree of difficulty of the routine. Each error (a divergence from the technique, a stumble or a poor technique) is penalized by the deduction of a point. Group athletes are also scored on a 10-point basis which is split equally between the quality of movement and overall performance.,
Responsible for awarding bonus points for innovative difficult moves, deducting points for over/under time performances and for repetitive movements.
Nine judges evaluate the performances of the athletes. They are divided into three panels in which one panel evaluates the quality of movements, the other panel evaluates the overall performance and the last one evaluates the degree of difficulty of routines performed.,
This technique is also known as the Drop or Arrow stance and in Chinese, it is known as the pu bu. It is a very low squat in which the crouching thigh of the back foot is in contact with the calf.
It is also known as the horse riding stance and in Chinese, it is known as ma bu. The tops of the thighs are parallel to the floor and the knees are turned outwards while the feet point forwards.
This technique is also known as the sitting stance and in Chinese, it is known as the chi bu. In it, one thigh is wrapped over the other. The front foot is flat on the floor, while the ball of the back foot is in contact with the floor.
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