Posted On:2/18/2014 1:13pm
Style: ti da shuai na
For those unfamiliar, Liu Hailong is a famous Chinese sanda "king of kings" (won both his division and the absolute). This documentary on his career has loads of fantastic sanshou/sanda action:
“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
Posted On:2/19/2014 9:20am
Style: 剛 and 柔
The sequence starting at 18:40 is awesome. Marches calmly towards the stunned opponent with hands down.
The throw at 30:50 is among the highest amplitude tosses I have ever seen.
And this Hailong fellow has enormous trapezii.
I think I like sanshou's no-gi face-down version of sasaetsurikomiashi (e.g. 29:05) better than judo's version. I don't think I've seen it yet in MMA but it seems like it would fit well in those rare situations of a standing clinch away from the cage.
What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
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