Sanda, often called ‘technique fighting’ or ‘striking,’ is the concept of two people fighting against each other without the use of weapons. In Sanda, there are four different methods of attacking: kicking, hitting, wrestling, and controlling. Sanda combines these four methods using skill in pose and technique.
Sanda movements are considered a fighting sport as much as a martial art. However, there are distinct differences that make it stand apart from other styles. Sanda fighting has strict rules to ensure the safety of the two fighters. Sanda training rules state that attacking the back of the head, neck, and crotch of an opponent is prohibited.
The Sanda pose is called the ‘ready’ stance, where the fighter is prepared for combat. Combining movements of step, fist, leg, knee, wrestling, defending, and constant attacks, training Sanda helps keep your body strong and powerful.
Quick reflexes and the use of fast movements to attack or defend, gives a Sanda fighter little of their body to be exposed. The Sanda technique is very effective in protecting the key parts of your body, while you focus on quickly attacking your adversary.
Sanda masters will have very fast defensive and offensive reflexes if suddenly attacked. In comparison to an ordinary person, a Sanda athlete has a much higher ability to resist and very quick defensive reactions. Sanda not only improves physical qualities such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and sensitivity but also develops a person’s physical body and improves mental awareness.