Ian Lee Sanda

Sanda is a form of Chinese Martial Arts. The sport is a constantly evolving and developing in its progression towards a complete and effective fighting system. It incorporates boxing, kicking, wrestling and Chinese quick wrestling (similar to Judo). The atmosphere of the Sanda class is fit for all ages and genders.

Chinese hand-to-hand self-defense system and combat sport. Not seen as a style itself, rather it is considered as just one of the two components of Chinese martial arts training and is often taught alongside with taolu (forms) training. However, as part of the development of sport wushu by the Chinese government, a standard curriculum for sanda was developed. It is to this standard curriculum that the term “Sanda” is usually applied.

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This curriculum was developed with the Chinese military experiences in close range and hand to hand combat with reference to traditional Chinese martial arts. This general Sansda curriculum varies in its different forms, as the Chinese government developed a version for civilians for self-defense and as a sport.

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People practice Sanda (散打) for various reasons, including self-defense, physical fitness, and competition. Here are some of the benefits of practicing Sanda:

  1. Self-defense: Sanda is a full-contact martial art that emphasizes practical self-defense techniques. By learning Sanda, individuals can develop skills to protect themselves in real-world situations.
  2. Physical fitness: Sanda is a demanding sport that requires strength, speed, agility, and endurance. Practicing Sanda can help individuals improve their overall physical fitness, including cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility.
  3. Coordination and balance: Sanda involves a wide range of movements, including striking, kicking, grappling, and throwing. Practicing these techniques can improve an individual’s coordination and balance.
  4. Mental discipline: Like other martial arts, Sanda requires mental discipline and focus. Practicing Sanda can help individuals develop self-control, patience, and determination.
  5. Competition: For those who enjoy competition, Sanda provides opportunities to compete against others in a safe and controlled environment. Sanda competitions can be exciting and challenging, and can help individuals push themselves to achieve their best.

Overall, practicing Sanda can provide numerous physical and mental benefits. However, it’s important to note that Sanda is a full-contact martial art, and individuals should always practice with proper safety equipment and under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

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    2023 USAWKF Sanda National Championships/Team Trials

    Dates: May 26-28, 2023
    Location: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, Texas (airport LBB)
    Hotels: MCM Elegante, more hotel info coming soon