Sanshou is a complete martial art that teaches striking, kicking, leg catches, sweeps, takedowns and throws. It was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon intense study of various traditional methods and combined with modern advances in sports medicine and training methodology.
Sanshou is practiced as a full-contact combat sport, and the rules are designed to simulate actual combat. Training is conducted with safety equipment, and competitions are conducted under rules restricting certain tactics and techniques designed for the safety of the participants.
Martial arts allow children to increase strength and flexibility and improve coordination. Not only do children learn important self-defense techniques, but they can also better excel at other sports and activities due to their increased body awareness.
Our classes will help students reach high levels of physical ability. However, we believe that the most important elements that children will develop from our Kungfu classes are the importance of hard work, discipline, and respect for others.
Literally translated, "wu" is military, "shu" is art. Wushu therefore means the art of fighting, or martial arts.
Every movement in Wushu must exhibit sensible combat application and aestheticism. The wealth of Wushu's content, the beauty of Wushu movements, the difficulty factor, and the scientific training methods set Wushu apart from martial arts. Routines are performed solo, paired or in groups, either barehanded or armed with traditional Chinese weaponry.
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. The physical and mental discipline is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very effective.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It came to be its own art though the experimentation, practices, and adaptation of Judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the opponent.
Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two fighters exchange punches with each other with gloved hands, with the goal being to weaken and knock down the opponent.
In Olympic and amateur boxing, bouts are typically three, three-minute rounds for men, and four, two-minute rounds for women. Scoring is computed by points based on the number of clean blows landed. Fighters wear protective headgear to reduce the number of injuries, knockdowns, and knockouts.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) uses a variety of techniques, including striking, clinch fighting, wrestling, and submissions. It is both a combat sport and a system of self-defense.
In order to excel at MMA, a practitioner should be versed in the various phases of combat: stand-up fighting, clinch fighting, and ground fighting. Because every style of martial arts emphasizes different methods of subduing opponents, a practitioner ideally should absorb the most effective elements from several different styles. Some of the most common forms of martial arts seen within MMA today are: Sanshou, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, and Boxing.