The Yale Wushu team seeks to better its members in practice; by gaining focus and self-control through intense training. Members hope to achieve self-mastery that will translate into respect and compassion for others both inside and outside of the training hall. Yale Wushu also seeks to better its community. The Yale Wushu team has been blessed by many opportunities to spread the message of peace and nonviolence that lies at the center of the word “wushu.” Our classmates at Yale will go on to be leaders in their respective fields; it is our hope that during our time here we succeed in spreading this message of peace to them. We are also trying to spread this message to the city of New Haven.