Sanshou kickboxing is the distillation of Chinese kung fu into a kickboxing-style fighting system. It incorporates intense cardiovascular workouts, fighting techniques, throws, and sparring into a complete combat system. The class is somewhat more intense cardio-wise than the kung fu and tai chi classes, but it's an excellent way to get fit and test your skills at defending yourself.
Our fighters have competed successfully in tournaments worldwide in many diverse places, from Florida to Hong Kong. However, we don't only emphasize fighting. If you are interested in just getting a good cardio workout and learning how to defend yourself without full-contact sparring, that is an option as well.
Extreme Sanshou/Sanda is evolved from Kung Fu which is an ancient martial art with over 4000 years old history later developed by the Shaolin Monks of China used during times of survival in the wild mountain and unpleasant war, now seen in sport as XTREME SANSHOU, a full body professional fighting contest in the modern day ring incorporating every aspect of Kung Fu including kicks, punches, grabs, throws, grappling, locking and interceptions. It is unlike any other fighting sport and demands incredible mental strategy and physical strength making it the most exciting fighting style existing in the world today. It is entirely different from MMA which focus on violence and brutality without sufficient skills; Kungfu Sanshou incorporates skills, talents, character, self-control and indomitable spirit of the ancient Shaolin.
The rules of Xtreme Sanshou are very simple, because it is a Kung Fu fight; it utilizes extreme strategy and endurance skills. Any act of malicious behavior or of intentionally injuring another fighter is grounds for automatic disqualification. This is especially true during throws and grappling.
This fight is captivating and the highest test for true martial artists who incorporate their knowledge of skills, talents, tolerance, discipline and control under the most extreme set of circumstances. The true martial artist knows that Kung Fu is a genuine expression of movements and motion that comes from each unique individual. Not only does it express the flow of energy from within the individual, but it also needs to comprehend and anticipate the opponent's energy in a contest. It is a basic understanding that one microcosm of energy represents the universal energy; power, life-force, Qi. Much is being written today on this field of knowledge.