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    I sometimes wonder why theres so few Sanshou clubs here in the UK

    you'd think with all the emphasism on muay thai and BJJ/Judo that the kung fu clubs would be trying to push Sanshou/Sanda more as it could actually go well in a combat sport situation.

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    Personally I think it's becouse the quality of Kung Fu in the UK is generally poor and the instructors know that their styles won't stand up to pressure testing.

    The few good ones out there obviously compete in sanda but there's so few it doesn't make a huge impact outside of decent Kung Fu circles which is a shame.
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    Probably because they are afriad to face MASTER WONG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    Personally I think it's becouse the quality of Kung Fu in the UK is generally poor and the instructors know that their styles won't stand up to pressure testing.

    The few good ones out there obviously compete in sanda but there's so few it doesn't make a huge impact outside of decent Kung Fu circles which is a shame.
    that and the larger issue that people who want to *fight* don't go to study kung fu anymore, they see MMA/MT and know that they will fight if they do those styles.

    people who want to live in a fantasy go to kung fu schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    that and the larger issue that people who want to *fight* don't go to study kung fu anymore, they see MMA/MT and know that they will fight if they do those styles.

    people who want to live in a fantasy go to kung fu schools.
    which is a shame cause you'd think with all the martial background the chinese arts claim to have theyd leap at the chance to get competative and prove their superiority over yank boxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjonghng View Post
    which is a shame cause you'd think with all the martial background the chinese arts claim to have theyd leap at the chance to get competative and prove their superiority over yank boxing
    i don't follow it much anymore, but last i heard, the chinese MMA scene is alive and well, with a lot of fighters coming to it from sanda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjonghng View Post
    you'd think with all the emphasism on muay thai and BJJ/Judo that the kung fu clubs would be trying to push Sanshou/Sanda more as it could actually go well in a combat sport situation.
    I know of three places in London that do Sanshou, and another place in Oxford. For the most part they seem to be offshoots of WC schools or have appropriated a TMA aesthetic. So yeah really doesn't bode well for the likelihood of pressure testing. Plus if I'm paying 10 quid a session I actually want to learn from someone with a fight record, not some muppet wearing a belt they bought at Playwell before it burnt down.

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    Better question: Seeing as there are approximately 110million Poles, Bulgarians, Romanians and Former Yugoslavians in London (Source: the Daily Wail), why is there only one Sambo club in London?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjonghng View Post
    which is a shame cause you'd think with all the martial background the chinese arts claim to have theyd leap at the chance to get competative and prove their superiority over yank boxing
    And risk losing face? 没办法

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