Wushu Sanda is a Chinese martial art that has been known since antiquity. In many films, you can see the platforms on which athletes and masters of various types of martial arts of China fight. This traditional platform has remained at the competitions now.
Wushu Sanda is translated as “everything is allowed” or as “everything is allowed.” Sanda is a free contact duel. Thus, everything is allowed in this type of martial arts: striking technique with arms, legs, throws, creases, captures.
There is a professional and sporting look of Wushu Sanda. Professional Wushu Sanda is used as an army hand-to-hand combat of the Chinese armed forces. Meanwhile, even for this kind of competition. Continue reading
Taijutsu is a Japanese melee system without the use of weapons, as well as the art of maintaining a healthy body.
Taijutsu consists of almost all the techniques used: limbs, twists, throws, chokes, etc., this art embodies the traditions of the millennium-long development of the special art of the shadow warrior. This art considers the main goal to develop consciousness, the spirit of a fighter through the comprehension of military equipment and special mental practices.
During the fight of high-level masters, the smallest movement can decide the fight, give the strongest victory in the hands. If the technique is nearly perfect, one minimal inaccuracy of movement sometimes determines life or death. Taijutsu is a “body technique”; no weapons are used in this style. Continue reading
Taijiquan – literally means “fist of the Great Reach.” This is the internal martial art of China, which is considered a type of Wushu. This martial art is very popular as a gymnastics for healing, however, the component “chuan” (fist) suggests that Taijiquan, after all, is a martial art.
The emergence of martial arts
Two opposing theories about the origin of Taijiquan are known. The first, official theory, suggests that this martial art began to exist and continued to develop within the same family – Chen, who since the 14th century has been constantly living in the village of Chenjiagou, Henan province in northern China. This art of combat, according to the same legend, was founded in the 17th century by a man named Chen Wanting, who began to transmit the tradition from generation to generation. Continue reading