|（1.School of Physical Education，Heze Institute，Heze 274015，China；
2.School of Physical Education，Southwest University，Chongqing 400715，China）
Abstract: The course of development of Wushu education in 30 years of reform and opening can be in general di-vided into the following periods: 1) 1978-1989: extensive discussion about the ideology for Wushu education, which played a role in freeing our minds and retrospecting Wushu; 2) 1990-1999: comprehensive popularization of Wushu in scholastic education, in this period the cultural connotation and teaching of Wushu as well as the establishment of the disciplinary system of Wushu had become the focal point of attention of the academic community; 3) since the beginning of the new century, scholars have gradually shifted their attention from the study of the history of Wushu education to the study of the cultural and educational values, educational reform and educational system of Wushu. It is the ever increasing perfection and development of Wushu education that went through such a course of devel-opment. However, for the following reasons we are not optimistic about the study of Wushu education in 30 years: the study of basic theories is not profound; the scale of the study of application theories is small; the research forms and methods are undiversified; the trans-discipline and trans-area researches are less than other disciplines. Via their study the authors concluded that expanding the range of study of Wushu education and focusing on diversified re-search forms and methods will be come a new trend for the study of Wushu education in the future.
Key words: traditional national sports；Wushu education；overview