Chinese Traditional Sports

 China’s traditional sports include martial arts, boxing and the use of various weapons. The accompanying sports movements consist of various actions such as kicks, blows, throws, catches, strikes, cuts, and stabbing actions.

In the traditional Chinese view, sport is associated with its own specific rules of both armed and unarmed practice, varying depending upon whether there is a single or multiple combatants.  The rules also differ by the type of weapon in both offensive and defensive combat, and the kind of movement routine the combatant conducts.


Martial arts have become very popular in China, spreading throughout the country. The reason for this vast impact is that Chinese people view martial arts as a valuable cultural heritage that encourages positive long-term social practice.


Martial arts are one of China’s greatest cultural heritages.