What Is WuDe?

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"Martial morality" Edit

Traditional Chinese schools of martial arts, such as the famed Shaolin monks, often dealt with the study of martial arts not just as a means of self-defense or mental training, but as a system of ethics.[39][65] Wude ( ) can be translated as "martial morality" and is constructed from the words wu (), which means martial, and de (), which means morality. Wude deals with two aspects; "morality of deed" and "morality of mind". Morality of deed concerns social relations; morality of mind is meant to cultivate the inner harmony between the emotional mind (Xin) and the wisdom mind (Hui). The ultimate goal is reaching "no extremity" ( Wuji) – closely related to the Taoist concept of wu wei – where both wisdom and emotions are in harmony with each other.


Concept Name Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Pinyin romanization Yale Cantonese Romanization
Humility Qian qiān hīm
Virtue Cheng chéng sìhng
Respect Li láih
Morality Yi yih
Trust Xin xìn seun
Concept Name Chinese Pinyin romanization Yale Cantonese Romanization
Courage Yong yǒng yúhng
Patience Ren rěn yán
Endurance Heng héng hàhng
Perseverance Yi ngaih
Will Zhi zhì ji