China Gongfu and wushu are popular Chinese terms that have
become synonymous with Chinese martial arts. Chinese martial arts can
be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty in the 12th century BC and possibly
earlier. The development of Chinese martial arts is closely related to
its use in the military. Hand to hand combat and weapons practise were
important components in the training of Chinese soldiers. The Art of
War was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu, dealing with military
warfare but contain ideas that are used in the Chinese martial arts.