|（School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China)
Abstract: In the development of Wushu, there were many signs of “rupturing”, but from time to time they were of-ten ignored intentionally or unintentionally by researchers. By taking Emei Wushu for example, and by systemati-cally collating its historical formation and development, the author put forward the following opinion: in the Ming and Qing dynasties, Emei Wushu did not develop continuously all the time, but that Emei Wushu that had formed its own system in the Ming dynasty was lost in the early Qing dynasty, Emei Wushu called by people today is the mix-ture of many kinds of boxing developed thereafter, therefore, there is an evident sign of “rupturing” in Emei Wushu. Reasons for the rupturing of Emei Wushu development mainly include the sharp decline in Sichuan population in the later Ming dynasty and early Qing dynasty, the Qing government’s martial arts banning policy, and the rupturing of Emei Wushu’s own inheritance.
Key words: sports history；Emei Wushu；Emei spear；Ming and Qing dynasties