Sanda, also known as Sanshou, is a modern Chinese hand to hand combat, self-defense system and combat sport. Emphasis is placed on the physical development of the practitioner through a rigorous conditioning program that promotes stamina, endurance, strength and speed.
Sanda is composed of Chinese martial arts applications including most aspects of combat including striking, kicking, wrestling and throwing. Sanda's history involved barehanded fights in which no rules existed. However, as a competitive event sanda developed in the military as these bouts were commonly held between the soldiers to test and practise barehanded martial skills, ability and techniques. It can be similar to kickboxing.
Sanctioned rules were developed and the use of protective equipment were introduced and today sanda is a competitive combat sport practiced around the world. The emphasis of is on realistic fighting ability taken into the safety of a combat sport environment. Sanda includes da (punches), ti (kicks), shuai (grappling), and na (throws, locks, chokes).
Unlike other stand up fighting styles has a very great emphasis on throws, precision attacks and counters. Our program is designed for beginners and seasoned practitioners at all levels of training, from recreational to competitive levels.
Sunny Tang Martial Arts Centre in Scarborough, Ontario offers Sanda training. Contact us for more information!