Sanshou, also known as Sanda literally translates into “Free Fighting”. It was originally created by the Chinese military as a self-defense system. However, in an effort to help the sport of Wushu grow, it has been implemented as a standard curriculum in Chinese martial arts.
Unlike other contact martial arts which limits its practitioners to one form of fighting. Sanshou is a combination of full-contact kickboxing, takedowns, wrestling, throws, sweeps and even elbows and knee strikes along with punches and kicks. Participants must be at least 13 years of age to take part in this program.
Congratulations to Tekoa and Noah for their hard efforts at the Continuous Kickboxing Tournament in Calgary, AB on Saturday, October 1. This duo came home with one gold and one silver medal and a lot of experience as there were over 25 gyms in the area who attended this highly competitive event.