San Da Kung Fu

Learning San Da Kung Fu in Burbank, CA

Sanda, also known as San Da or Sanshou, refers to the ancient practice of “Chinese kickboxing.” Characterized as a fighting style that involves no weapons, Sanda martial arts are not only enjoyable to learn, but useful as well.

At Tiger and Crane Kung Fu, Dr. Aram Nalbandyan offers the expertise and experience needed to properly learn the basics and advanced techniques of Sanda Kung Fu.

What is San Da Kung Fu?

San Da Kung Fu is characterized by four distinct attacking methods, including:

  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Wrestling; and
  • Controlling

Through quick movements, San Da Kung Fu leaves opponents little time to react, allowing individuals to protect themselves before being attacked. By perfecting your “ready” stance, you can prepare for combat and maintain a powerful position as you fight.

Unlike many other types of martial arts, San Da offers protection from injuries and disabilities through its strict rules. By doing so, opponents can practice their techniques without worry, helping to refine techniques without having to worry about extensive injury to the head or neck.

Of course, there are more benefits to San Da Kung Fu than simply acquiring quicker reflexes and fighting capabilities. In addition, you will also receive greater endurance, flexibility, sensitivity, and mental capacities.

Join Tiger and Crane Kung Fu to Learn San Da

If you’ve wanted to learn San Da Kung Fu but haven’t yet found the right teacher, Dr. Aram Nalbandyan can help. With extensive training in martial arts and group and private lessons, you can learn the techniques that you want with experienced instruction.

Review our class descriptions and times below to determine whether monthly lessons or private instruction is right for you and join us to get started on developing your skill!

San Da Class (Chinese Kickboxing)

Cost: $100.00 per month   
Times: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This is a full contact fighting style, incorporating hand techniques, kicks, joint locks, and throws. In this course, students will develop their fighting stance, punching and kicking skills and combinations, defensive skills (e.g. blocking) footwork, timing (including reaction time), and stamina. Sparring is incorporated into the class as is mittwork and conditioning drills/routines.

Over time and with discipline and dedication, our students can learn to read and control their opponent’s movements. Fighting is like a game of chess, and the development of strategy is essential.

San Da is a competitive fighting style. Those students who wish to compete must dedicate themselves to training with complete discipline. They must learn to fight with honor and respect, both for themselves and their opponent.