10/02/2013 12:44pm, #61
Sanda is cool, judo is cool. A lot of the difference is in rulesets. It would not take much to bring a judoka up to speed to compete in Sanda...would be fun I think!Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 8:41pm, #62
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Guilin, China
10/07/2013 3:25pm, #63
A US-based Chen instructor had CZQ at his house while hosting a seminar recently, and asked him about the fights, I'm quoting below what he posted to FB about the discussion:
"Chen Zi Qiang is at my home now.He was the coach of the Chenjiagou team that had the bouts with the ThaiBoxers.I asked him about how it was arranged and he said that he and some friends several years ago came up with the idea.
I asked him if he was satisfied with the result and he said no, that he thought that there could have been better preparation .
I asked him if they were going to do it again and he said yes that there were plans to do it again next year.
The plan is to hold a tournament elimination prior to the event and the winners of the weight classes will fight Thai Boxers on August 6. The tournament will be open to non-Chinese as well . He also said one of the Chenjiagou guys broke his forearm blocking a kick so the Thais were not just pulling their punches and kicks."