Cornell Wushu is dedicated to promoting, practicing, and performing Wushu.
We hold open practices which, as the name suggests, are open to all members of the Cornell community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, teaching staff, and other employees. We welcome people of all experience levels. In these open practices, experienced members of Cornell Wushu will teach the basics of Wushu and accommodate whatever skill level is shown.
Our weekly practice schedule for the 2019-2020 year is as follows:
- Monday: 8:15-9:45 in Barton Hall
- Wednesday: 7:30-9:00 in Barton Hall (unofficial practice)
- Friday: 8:20-9:50 in Helen Newman Hall Classroom
- Saturday: 7:00-8:30 in Barton Hall
We don’t require everyone to come to every practice; members can come to as many as they can handle.
We perform at various events in the community. These events range from charity fundraising events to cultural celebration events. They take place both in Cornell and in the wider community, which includes the city of Ithaca and surrounding cities. (For information on how to request, see our Contact Us page.) Our most common appearances include JUSA’s Ennichi, CSA’s Mid-autumn Festival, Project Hope’s Hope Night, and CAPSU’s Asia Night. Head over to the Videos page to watch some of our performances.
Last but not least, we spend a lot of time improving our own abilities. We take these abilities to competitions: University Wushu Games and Collegiate Wushu Competition. In the past few years, we’ve taken gold in Women’s Advanced Changquan, gold in Women’s Beginner Changquan, silver in Men’s Intermediate Nanquan, silver in Men’s Intermediate Taijiquan, just to list a few.