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散打

Sanda (散打), also known as Sanshou, is a Chinese martial art that focuses on practical self-defense and hand-to-hand combat. It is a full-contact sport that evolved from traditional Chinese martial arts, incorporating elements of Kung Fu with modern combat sports techniques. Sanda places emphasis on punches, kicks, throws, sweeps, and wrestling techniques.

Key features of Sanda include:

Practicality: Sanda is designed to be effective in real-life situations and emphasizes the application of techniques in a dynamic and unpredictable environment.

Full-Contact Sparring: Unlike some traditional martial arts, Sanda practitioners engage in full-contact sparring, allowing them to test and refine their techniques under realistic conditions.

Versatility: Sanda incorporates a variety of striking and grappling techniques, making it a well-rounded martial art suitable for both stand-up and close-quarters combat.

Throws and Takedowns: Sanda includes throws and takedowns, reflecting its roots in traditional Chinese martial arts. Practitioners learn how to off-balance and take down opponents effectively.

Competitive Sport: Sanda has become a popular sport both in China and internationally. Competitive Sanda matches take place in a controlled environment with rules and protective gear, similar to other full-contact combat sports.

Sanda is often practiced by martial artists and athletes seeking a practical and comprehensive approach to self-defense and combat. It has gained recognition as a competitive sport and is sometimes included in mixed martial arts (MMA) training regimens due to its versatility in stand-up fighting and takedowns.

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