In Competition Wushu category, it is further classified into Wushu routines and Sanshou. This is in accordance with the competition rules and regulations with the objectives of achieving excellent results.
In 1956, China had listed Wushu routines as a competition event and hence propels Wushu into the modern sport competition arena. In recent years, with aggressive promoting of Competition Wushu to be accepted as an Olympic Games event; Chinese Wushu has been working enthusiastically to reform, resulting in Chinese Wushu having a richer Eastern culture and defined quantification standards.
One of the key reforms was the changes made to the Wushu competition rules and regulations. With the changes made lo regularize and standardizes the rules, this had expanded the Wushu competition routine difficulty levels and with the competition scoring system approaching similar to those of gymnastic, diving and similar events.
Every competition Wushu routines movement has a grading standard; the higher the difficulty level in the movement, the higher the score will be. With the routine higher level of difficulty and grace of movement; this has developed a greater need to focus on technicality and grace.
Competition routine consist of: Changquan, Nanquan, International Standard 42 Taijiquan, Daoshu, Jianshu, Nandao, International Standard 42 Taiji Jianshu, Gunshu, Qiangshu and Nangun.
With the inheritance and requirements of traditional competition Wushu, Sanshou was developed into a competition event. San Da or also known as Sanshou; simply means face-to-face combat between two competitors. With the rapid development of Sanshou, the techniques in attack and defence based on Chinese Wushu are now being incorporated with other techniques from different cultures. Similarly, the various technique rules are changing to increase the excitement and attraction of the sports to the mass.