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    Hey! I have a Question

    Hey, I'm new to martial arts and I was wondering if anyone knows of a place where I can learn San shou in Missouri?

    Thanks

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    Do you have a back up style if there is no sanshou where you live? you may want to also look for a good Muay Thai gym if your interested in a striking art.

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    Yea. There's a place called Vaghi's that teaches BJJ and Muay Thai, but... he's kinda expensive.

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    Hey there SS&S . It's nice to meet you and welcome to Bullshido . You may have to do Kickboxing or M.T. ... San Shou gyms aren't exactly commom in all area's . Keep an open mind and let us know when you find a gym .
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    If what you want is serious full contact kung fu, then you might try looking for that specifically. Another way to look for this is find a gym that trains in a chinese martial art and fighting sports, (so for example a Choy Lay Fut school that also has boxers working out at their facilities.) The most imporant thing is the how often they spar and with how much contact they spar. You might try going through the phone book and asking about this directly of every chinese martial art school:
    "How often do you spar?"
    "How much contact is there when you spar?"
    "What competitions do you compete in when you spar?"

    You might try these guys, though I have my doubts:
    http://www.ptskungfu.com/

    Any authentic boxing or kickboxing is going to be more like San Shou than low-contact (or no-contact) Kung Fu. I also strongly recommend studying a common full contact martial art (like boxing or judo) before getting into more specialized martial arts, so that you'll have some full contact experience by which to judge the quality of the martial arts you are learning. Also, in the 90's the San Shou school I was attending was competeing against Muay Thai, so Muay Thai is not entirely unlike San Shou.
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    Yea Thanks everyone! I like San Shou for the takedowns, but I guess I could learn those on my own.

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS & S
    Yea Thanks everyone! I like San Shou for the takedowns, but I guess I could learn those on my own.

    Thanks again
    Or do something better like Judo.

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    I thought about Judo, but I'm not into the whole Gi thing... In San shou they tech you how to throw without a Gi.

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