- WEDNESDAY 8.45 to 10pm
Did you know that San Da is now a modern format of combat in which all Chinese martial arts compete against each other?
There is a wide spectrum of fighting styles in Chinese martial arts. Some arts specialise in Shuai Jiao (throwing techniques) and Chin Na (joint manipulations), others in striking with the upper or lower body. In the past, Kung Fu schools would fight bare hand on a Lei Tai (a raised platform) to see which was better. San Da is the modern development of these traditional Lei Tai contests, but governed by rules to reduce the risk of injury.
The rules cover the different ranges of fighting i.e. long range (kicking & leg catches), mid range (punches, knees, & elbows), close range (grappling). It is akin to Mixed Martial Arts with no ground fighting, but focuses on striking and stand up skills instead.
Our San Da training is taught separately to our ordinary Wing Chun classes in our gym to allow a greater emphasis on the sparring and grappling aspects of San Da Kickboxing. Our training methods are similar to many of the top Muay Thai, Shoot Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts gyms, but we emphasise traditional martial arts values. You don’t have to join a Wing Chun class to practice San Da with us.
If you’ve trained in other forms of Kickboxing you’re welcome to join us, you’ll fit straight in.