散打 Sǎndǎ

November 1, 2009

From Wiki :-

Sanshou (Chinese: 散手; pinyin: sǎnshǒu; literally “free hand”) or Sanda (Chinese: 散打; pinyin: sǎndǎ; literally “free fighting”) is a Chinese hand to hand combat, self-defense system, and combat sport. Not seen as a style itself, but is rather considered as just one of the two components (taolu and sanshou) of Chinese martial arts (Kung fu) training and is often taught alongside with taolu training. It may simply be seen as the practice of martial applications in a realistic environment or simply free fighting. However at the same time the modern standard taolu curriculum was created by theChinese government. They created and formalised a standard curriculum for sanshou as well. This curriculum was developed by experimenting with the Chinese military experiences in close range and hand to hand combat with reference to traditional Chinese martial arts. Chinese martial arts masters that were still in China (prior to the abolishment of traditional martial arts during the Cultural Revolution) gathered to contribute the creation of the standard curriculum.

Click here.

Something that I hope to see rekindled in Sarawak and looking at the clip, you are going to see that Sanda is not that far away from traditional training.

During the organized “lei tai” days, the scoring system is different and in some cases, imho, pretty “disordered” often ending in disagreements …..

Well, talking to both GM Sim and James Ting, Sanda is something that is planned for induction into the Wushu Association and you are going to hear more about this and my involvement.

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