|(School of Physical Education，Nanchang Hangkong University，Nanchang 330063，China)
Abstract: The author probed into the “cultural conservatism” appearing in the inheritance and protection of Wushu. According to new definitions of “conservation” and “conservatism” at home and abroad, the physical education community should have a new understanding of “conservatism”. “Conservation” has such meanings as “protection” and “preservation”, therefore, cultural “conservatism” plays a positive role in the protection and inheritance of tradi-tional Wushu, and its merits and faults should be evaluated objectively.
Key words: Wushu culture；conservatism；cultural heritage