The correct term for Chinese style Kickboxing is San Da or Sanshou. Sanda or Sanshou or is a Chinese hand-to-hand self-defense system and combat sport. Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which include punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, elbow and knee strikes. Sanda appears much like Kickboxing or Muay Thai, but includes many more grappling techniques. Sanda represents the modern development of Lei Tai (no holds barred) contests, but with rules in place to reduce the chance of serious injury.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. Our students are trained in the techniques of Sanda as well as other martial arts to compete in various competitive formats including MMA.
Training for Kickboxing/MMA takes place during the Adult Kung Fu class. Those who engage in this training range from the casual student who is looking for a fitness solution to those wishing to test themselves through full contact competition. For those wishing to fight at the higher levels of competition personal training is also offered.