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Learn Sanda Kickboxing in China

Learn Sanda Kickboxing in China

Sanda is China’s best answer to Muay Thai, consisting of fighting- and throwing techniques.

Sanda, also known as Sanshou, Chinese boxing or Chinese kickboxing, is a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport. As an essential part of Chinese Wushu, Sanda is favored by its many supporters and through the years, has spread and evolved into a Chinese national sport of unique character. Sanda developed and grew through a long period of Chinese history. It began with the productive labor and their struggles for survival to become transformed into a gem of cultural heritage. People from a primitive society learned through hunting, how to defend themselves and hunt for animals. They developed simple skills such as boxing, kicking, holding and throwing through observing the abilities of animals to hunt for food like catching cats, avoiding dogs, leaping tigers, looping eagles etc.

What is Sanda / Sanshou?

Sanda, in simple words, is face-to-face fighting with bare hands between two people, consisting of offensive and defensive effect and requires kicking at distance, pouching at stride distance and take-down throws when close.

The movements of Sanshou remarkably reflect its specific inbeing- that of a fighting art; however, it differs from fighting martial arts that causes injury and disabilities. Sanshou has strict rules to ensure the safety of the two fighters. Rules state that attacking the hindbrain, neck and crotch of the opponent is prohibited. In Sanshou, it is also allowed to exercise the skills of different Wushu schools. The internal features of Sanshou determine that it is presented as a conflict – the essential form of Sanshou. After much training, having mastered the basic actions and skills and under the provision of the rules, both sides fight freely on the deciding factors of wisdom, bravery and skill.

The power of Sanda

After long-term training, having mastered Sanda skills, a Sanda practitioner will be unhurried and do corresponding defensive and offensive actions at a very fast pace when attacked suddenly by the opponent. It is also much easier for him to hit someone who hasn’t received the training. In comparison to an ordinary person, a Sanda athlete has a much higher resisting ability. Sanda not only improves physical qualities such as strength, endurance, flexibility and sensitivity, but also develops an individual’s health both physically and mentally. Sticking to the training makes the body strong and strengthens bones and muscles.

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