Chinese San Da: Kick - Punch - Throw - Lock

one seamless fighting system

White Dragon's Kickboxing program is based on San Da, a Chinese "free fighting" hand-to-hand self-defense system used by the Chinese military to improve empty handed fighting skills. We place importance on developing real-world fighting ability that's effective in the ring and on the street. That’s why at White Dragon, you’ll learn to combine kicking, punching, elbows and knees, throwing and submission techniques into one seamless fighting system. You’ll also dramatically improve the strength and speed of your kicks and hand strikes by training against both stationary and moving types of contact bags, pads, and mitts. You’ll even have access to specialized throwing dummies to help you develop throws, take-downs, and ground striking.

Develop Real-World Fighting Ability

At White Dragon, the emphasis is always on training safely. Whether you’re working one-on-one with one of our skilled instructors, or in a class training with fellow students, we always make sure that everyone on the mat is following the very best safety practices. So, whether you just want to get into better shape or hone your skills for professional competition, our kickboxing program is the perfect complement to your training routine.

Why not experience White Dragon’s Kickboxing Program for yourself with a free week of classes at any of our eight San Diego County or Temecula locations?

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Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and San Da

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!

What our students are saying about White dragon Schools

I was stepping way out of my box when I joined, I would have never thought I would be doing something like this, and not only doing it but loving it as well. It has taught me that no one else is going to make me better at something then myself. Read More
Sherry C. Student
The core values that are instilled in every member translate to the rest of life. As a member since the age of seven, I've attended White Dragon for over half of my life. While much has changed, including the friends, students Read More
Garrett L. Student
All the instructors are friendly and helpful. I have seen a huge difference in the confidence level of myself and my children since beginning lessons at White Dragon. My youngest daughter used to never leave my leg, she was painfully shy. Read More
Silver F. Student
I've been attending White Dragon's Encinitas school for many years now and have loved it from the beginning. First and foremost, Kung fu is an excellent workout for overall functional fitness, and an amazing/fun skill to learn that will increase your confidence. Read More
Jason C. Student
Ever since I enrolled my older son in classes here in 2016, we have been impressed over and over again by every aspect of this school. When my son first expressed an interest in martial arts, I took him to check out every school in San Marcos and we chose White Dragon Read More
Jessica A. Student
I signed up with White Dragon only a couple years ago, but in that time, I’ve become much more disciplined, and I'm in a WAY better place in my life. The training is fantastic because you get your own instructor teaching you one-on-one Read More
Andi D. Student
There are many martial art schools in San Diego to choose from but I'm thankful that I found and chose White Dragon. I went in thinking I would learn Tai Chi, but I learned a lot more than that. I learned history, form, posture, respect, self-defense and confidence. Read More
Stephanie R. Student
My son looks forward to his kung fu lessons and especially his private lessons because that’s where he receives individual attention. This school not only teaches him self defense, but it also empowers him to be a stronger individual and team player. Read More
Corinna W. Student
I’m enrolled in the MMA course as a student. I’ve met great people through the school and have been heavily influenced to eat better, work out correctly, and have a positive attitude to a lifestyle change that was necessary if I wanted to live past 50. Read More
Dan T. Student
Tai chi training at White Dragon, was the best gift my husband and I gave ourselves the year we turned 50. He wanted to study for the meditative aspects; I wanted some physical activity after years of none. We had no goals and no expectations. Read More
Alice S. Student
I've been attending White Dragon for about six months, and it's been a fantastic experience. All the instructors are incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, the classes are fun and a great workout Read More
Will J. Student
The teachers are great, and the classes are well taught. He is almost a purple sash and can't wait to be a black belt! I started him at this school at 6 years old because he was so hyper... Read More
Pat B. Student
It's something I didn't know I was passionate about, and it's made working out challenging, intellectually engaging, and just fun (things a gym membership generally aren’t). Read More
Jacob H. Student
There is a diversity of ages and capabilities which makes training there a lot less intimidating. Instruction can be adapted based on individual goals, strengths and areas of needed improvement. Read More
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