Because of the rise in of the UFC and mixed martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have gained tremendous popularity. Many people who are interested in learning martial arts in San Diego will begin their search with terms like “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu” or even “BJJ”.
While martial arts like Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are definitely solid systems, it is not the only way to learn how to grapple or fight on the ground. In the vast universe of Asian Martial Arts, there are many other systems which teach the student how to effectively deal with a ground confrontation in a self-defense situation. In fact, most styles of Jiu-Jitsu can be traced back to Chinese roots and the practice of Chin Na or Chinese locking techniques.
In reality, Chinese Martial Arts were the first true Mixed Martial Arts. Many traditional styles of Kung Fu like Choy Li Fut, teach students how to defend themselves in all aspects of fighting including kicking, striking, throwing, and even grappling.
Just as most grappling styles could be traced back to Chinese roots, most Kickboxing styles can also be traced back to China as well. San Da, sometimes referred to as Sanshou, Chinese Boxing, or Chinese Kickboxing, includes many of the same techniques used by professional mixed martial arts fighters today. A novice could easily mistake Sanshou for Muay Thai Boxing mixed with some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
San Da does not have a huge following in the West mainly because it’s not marketed outside of China. This is no reflection against the effectiveness of San Da. In fact, San Da is the chosen martial art for much of China’s military and police forces because it comprises a wide variety of techniques including strikes, throws, sweeps, takedowns, kick catches, elbow & knee strikes, and even ground control skills.
White Dragon will help you develop a well-rounded Kickboxing and Submission Grappling game so you’ll have the skills both in the ring and on the street. Gain the confidence from knowing how to defend yourself and your loved ones in almost any situation!