San Shou Kuan better know as Sanda. It's competitive history is rooted in barehanded elevated arena or Lei Tai fights in which no rules were observed.
However, Sanda as a competitive event developed in the military as these bouts were commonly held between the soldiers to test and practice barehanded martial skills,
ability and techniques.
Rules were developed and the use of protective gloves etc. was adopted. It was originally used by the Kuomintang at the first modern military
academy in Whampoa in the 1920s. Later it was also adopted as a method by the People's Liberation Army of China. Sanda's curriculum was developed with reference to
traditional Chinese martial arts.
This general Wushu Sanda curriculum varies in its different forms, as the Chinese government developed a version for
civilians for self-defence and as a sport.
(Saturday classses are on first and third Saturday of the month)
Ability : At the Tokei we accommodate all levels of ability for Sanda.
Peter Kennedy 6th Degree Black Belt
Pete Kennedy has been instructing in Martial Arts since 1981, he has competed at National Level for approximately
10 years winning trophies at National and Regional Levels.
Pete has instructed over 100 men and women to Black Belt Level and maintains an enthusiasm for martial arts and
teaching that is second to none.
Pete is assisted by Deputy Instructor - Rosa Alvarado who is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Assistant Instructors - Jon Elam 2nd Degree Black Belt and Shamiso Mushambi 2nd Degree Black Belt.