What is Chinese KungFu San Shou?
Chinese KungFu San Shou is a form of competitive sparring and kickboxing. Translated as “unbound hand”, it gives students the opportunity to take the techniques learned in class and apply it to more realistic combat in practice. San Shou is unique in that the three ranges of fighting – kicking, punching, and grappling – are all used, which closely simulates actual combat. As such, it also provides excellent real-life self defense training.
Our Chinese KungFu San Shou class focuses on a variety of techniques and combinations based on Wushu, and also incorporating styles such as Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, and Western Boxing. Methods are not restricted to any one style, but are rather chosen by their effectiveness for the individual as well as various situations. Students have the opportunity to practice with one another in both restricted and full contact sparring exercises.
Full Body Workout
Are you ready for a great workout?
Some of the major benefits of our sparring class include:
Increased cardiovascular fitness
Improved strength, flexibility, and stamina
Improved stability & balance
Increased muscle tone
Potential reduction of body fat
Potential to burn up to 800 calories in 1 workout
Reduced stress levels
Is it safe?
Sparring in any form carries some inherent risk of injury, but with proper preparation and guidelines, the risk can be kept at a minimum. The following rules must be observed by students to ensure safe practice:
You agree to act in a mature and orderly fashion. No horseplay of any sort will be tolerated.
All students must wear protective headgear, chest protection, gloves, foot pads, shin pads, mouth guard, and groin protection (males only) when participating in contact sparring.
At no time are students allowed to spar each other without the Instructor present.
Strikes or kicks to the head, neck, or spine are not permitted in this class. Intentional breaking of this rule is ground for immediate and automatic dismissal from class or the school at the Instructor‚s discretion.
Your partner in all exercises is someone with whom you cooperate with to improve self defense skills. Do not treat or regard them as an opponent. Your partner‚s safety is more important than scoring points.