Traditional Wushu, which is the root of competitive Wushu, has characteristics of China's traditional sport culture, and is practiced by broad masses of people.
Traditional Wushu has great health-
Over many generations, many different styles of traditional Wushu have developed, all with different aspects, but all emphasizing moral and ethical standards that practitioners should follow.
Some traditional Wushu schools focus on leg techniques, while others focus on hand techniques, some with varied and complicated techniques, while others focus on simple and direct techniques.
Wushu also includes the use of many weapons, which produces a richer and fuller understanding of efficient application of Wushu skills. While the movement of the body is an external aspect of Wushu, there are also internal factors at work such as the strengthening of muscles, bones and ligaments, as well as internal organs.
Wushu also develops the mind, co-