It combines full-contact kickboxing, which include punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and even elbow and knee strikes. In competition, Sanda traditionally takes place on a leitai; a raised platform, similar to a boxing ring without the ropes around it.
Through a mix of dynamic warm ups, pad and bag work, solo and partner drills, and basic conditioning exercises Sanda helps to develop and improve stamina, increase flexibility, power and strength, Balance and Coordination, and mental health. It is suitable for men and women of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
This fun and active program will teach you the basics of footwork, stances, striking & kicking combinations and techniques that this dynamic fighting style offers. A wide range of technical maneuvering, power generation, and fighting strategies are taught and practiced using self-discipline and traditional principles within a safe training environment, with a strong emphasis on learning correct technique and gradually building skill sets and fitness levels with confidence.
Appropriate training equipment is used and protective safety equipment is worn during training, however sparring is optional for those interested in applying the principles. So you can train comfortably without worry of injury. It’s a great way to learn self-defense and at the same time get a great workout and release the tensions of the day.
*For beginners loaner equipment can be provided, students who wish to take part in this class are encouraged to have their own equipment i.e. gloves, shin guards, head gear, pads etc.