|（School of Physical Education，Shaoguan University，Shaoguan 512005，China）
Abstract: Guangdong Wushu and Shaolin Wushu have a profound historical origin. Many martial arts in Guang-dong Wushu were developed into fine southern Chinese martial arts after some characteristics of Shaolin Wushu had been absorbed; most of many martial artists in Guangdong are able to have a different degree of apprentice learning relationship with southern and northern Shaolin temples; most of many Wushu organizations in Guangdong boast Shaolin Wushu spirits. Moreover, since Zen Buddhism at Shaolin temples and southern Zen Buddhism in Guang-dong have a bloodline identical inheritance relationship, Buddhist boxing is as well popular in Buddhism developed regions in Guangdong. In general, Guangdong Wushu and Shaolin Wushu have many things in common, so it makes some sense to call Guangdong Wushu as southern Shaolin Wushu.
Key words: traditional national sports；Guangdong Wushu；Shaolin Wushu；Zen Buddhism