Sanda (also known as Sanshou) roughly translates as "actual combat". In the past, Chinese called it "technique fighting" or "striking". Sanda is founded on the simple concept of applying what you have learned from your traditional kungfu forms in the ring. It is often likened to Muay Thai, nevertheless there are some stark differences in the techniques and rules found in Chinese kickboxing. What arguably sets Sanda apart from other types of kickboxing is the wrestling element involved in the sport. Rather than opting to check or block a kick, the Sanda practitioner will see this as an opportunity to throw their opponent to the ground. Take-downs can be used at any point in the bout and are not just limited to catching kicks and sweeping legs. Depending on the nature of the competition and the rules of the regulating body, some bouts permit the use of elbows and knees, as well as the take-downs, punches and kicks that define Sanda. Although by definition Sanda is a fighting art, it has strict rules to ensure the safety of the two fighters. Rules state that attacking the back of the head, neck and crotch of the opponent is prohibited. After long-term training, having mastered even the most basic Sanda skills, a practitioner will have very fast defensive and offensive reflexes. Sanda not only improves physical qualities such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and sensitivity but also quickly develops people’s health and fitness. Shengjing Shan, situated in Weihai, Shandong, China, is well-known as one of the most professional representatives who teaches sanda in China. Should you are interested in Chinese Kungfu, our school has many experienced masters at your service. From the origin and feature introduction to basic exercises and professional trainning, you can learn with our masters face to face or through video course.
  • Sanda Learning Courses

    Sanda Learning Courses

    The name of the predecessor of Sanda formerly known as Sanshou, is the essence of Chinese martial arts is the Chinese nation; has a unique style of the sport for many years development and spread in the folk people loved by. Sanda of the origin and development, and the...
  • Sanda Introduction

    Sanda Introduction

    The intrinsic characteristics of Sanda, decided it to confront each other form, so the basic form of Sanda is confrontational, this confrontation is in both sides to master the basic movements of Sanda and basic technology; after a period of training, there is no fixed...