Archive for November, 2010
SANSHOU: The Complete Fighting System
with Glen Cordoza
© Marc Wickert
Two things I always look for in a martial arts book or DVD are techniques that are street applicable and a fighting style that will baffle opponents through its uniqueness. Cung Le Sanshou: The Complete Fighting System definitely covers both of these requirements, and includes dynamic striking combos, side kick attacks and counter attacks, high-amplitude throws, devastating takedowns and sweeps, and Sanshou drills.
Ken Twaddell, a leading international martial arts authority, says of Cung Le: “His style of fighting is technically simplistic yet explosive and brutally practical. I met Le at the 2006 Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas, and I admire what he has achieved through doing the extra yards and constantly improving his skills.
“Sanshou is one of my favorite combat styles and a total package featuring kickboxing strikes plus sweeps, takedowns and submissions. The lead-leg side kick is the most utilized kick in Sanshou and is often used in conjunction with punches to set up sweeps and takedowns. Cung Le’s special blend of kickboxing and Shuai Jiao (Chinese wrestling) provides a lethal combat system,” says Twaddell.