TECHNIQUE OF gSANDAh (gFree Fightingh).
A special intensive series.
Exploring the combative technique of Chinese Martial Arts.
Description and demonstration: Su Dongchen. (First part)
Co-written by: Katuya Ishiikawa & Kiyosumi Nagae.
Su Dongchen was born in Taiwan in 1953. He began studying at the school of Master Hong Yixiang at the age of 14, in the Xing Yi Quan style of Master Zhang Junfeng. Master Su also studied Ba Gua Zhang, Shaolin Quan, and various other Chinese martial arts. He first participated in an open martial arts tournament at the age of 16, in Taipei. His tournament record is as follows:

1969 (age 16) Taipei Martial Arts Open Tournament - 2nd place.
1970 (age 17) Taipei Martial Arts Open Tournament - 1st place.
1971 (age 18) Taiwan National martial Martial Arts Open Tournament - 2nd place.
1973 (age 20) President Chang Kai-Shek Cup Invitational Chinese Martial Arts Open Tournament - 1st place.
The rules of gLeitaih (graised platformh) fighting were intense; contestants wore gloves, headgear, and groin protection only, and all striking, kicking, throwing, and joint-locking techniques were permitted. Practitioners of not only Chinese martial arts but also kick-boxing, judo, boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Karate-do, etc. competed. As such, the competition demonstrated the combative aspects of martial arts as a whole. Master Su had many Leitai fights, and received the nickname gGifted Child of Leitai.h He continued to research and practice martial arts in Okinawa, Japan, and the United States.
Some combative techniques of Chinese Martial Arts are shown in the pictures.



What is a martial art?
" The Path of Hegemony" martial arts VS "The Path of Kings" martial arts.
By Su Dongchen

Picture 1F1970 - Taiwan Northern Seven Prefecture Leitai Martial Arts Open Tournament: Master Hong Yixiang is in the rear. The five people in the front row are the champions of his organization. Because they always achieved victories in subsequent open martial arts tournaments, these five were known as the gFive Tigers.h (The author is in the center)

Picture2F1971 ? Taiwan National Martial Arts Open Tournament: the author (right) in the gSantih (gthree-bodyh) posture of Xing Yi Quan confronts a southern Shaolin stylist.

Picture3F1973 - President Chang Kai-Shek Cup Invitational Chinese Martial Arts Open Tournament: A photograph of one of the authorfs victories. The practioner on the left was the Naval boxing champion.


Formation of posture
Six pointsF gPerpendicular center axis.h gSink shoulder and drop elbows. gDent the chest.h
gLift the waist.h gKnee turned in.h gStanding the knee, hanging the leg.h

"Sanda" technique VS boxing

Technique1: Wrap the enemy's posture.
Basic Form




Technique2: An application based on gcrossing:h Uppercut.
Technique3: An application based on gcrossing:h Centripetal Palm.

Technique4: An application based on gcrossing:h Shuttle palm.
Change of technique1: An application based on gcrossing:h Palm strike.

"Sanda" technique VS Tae Kwon Do
About Tae Kwon DoF
How to fight with Tae Kwon DoF
Technique1: The method of handling a high kick ? High kick VS Low kick.



Technique2: The method of handling a high kick ? High kick VS Stepping method.
Technique3: Leg attack method by the combined use of hands and feet





"Sanda" technique VS Judo
How to fight with JudoF
Technique1: How to handle a shoulder-attack technique.






TECHNIQUE OF gSANDAh (gFree Fightingh).
A special intensive series.
Exploring the combative technique of Chinese Martial Arts.
Description and demonstration: Su Dongchen. (First part)
Co-written by: Katuya Ishiikawa & Kiyosumi Nagae.
Last issue introduced Sanda techniques for handling Boxing, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do. This continues to explore the combative Sanda methods of Master Su Dongchen, introducing techniques for dealing with Southern Shaolin and kickboxing.


Technique2: The method handling a hip throw.




Mental attitude before a battle.
Promptly read an enemy's fighting style.

The main fighting career of Master Su Dong-Chen.
1969 Taipei Martial Arts Open Tournament - 2nd place.
1970 Taipei Martial Arts Open Tournament - 1st place.
1971 Taiwan National martial Martial Arts Open Tournament - 2nd place.
1973 President Chang Kai-Shek Cup Invitational Chinese Martial Arts Open Tournament - 1st place.

i‚PjLong Range ( Long strike, Direct strike )



i2jShort Range ( Short strike, Indirect strike ).
i3jClose Range ( Close strike, Throwing , Joint-locking).


" Sanda" technique VS Southern Shaolin
How to fight against a Hard Punch/Southern Shaolin style:



"Sanda" technique VS Hard PunchF
Picture (bottom right) - 1970 ? Taipei Martial Arts Open Tournament. Master Su (left) fights against a practitioner of Southern Shaolin using gCrossing Method.h




"Sanda" technique VS Vigorous attack /Continuous hits
How to fight against Vigorous attack /Continuous hitsF

Technique1: Upper crossing.
Basic Form



Technique2: gTake front, Acquire back.h
Basic Form

Technique3: Fullness is avoided, weakness is attacked.
Basic Form




"Sanda" technique VS kick-boxing.
Real fighting power of kick-boxing.

Technique1: Solid offense and defense of upper and lower/right and left/
front and back.




Technique2: The method of handling a knee attack ? one
Basic Form

Technique3: The method of handling a knee attack ? two
Basic Form

Technique4: Low-kick defense method.

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