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    Just did my first sanshou class tonight. Except for learning a side kick, it's been identical to muay thai so far so I didn't have any trouble.

    The atmosphere is a bit different, though, being that it's taught out of a kung fu school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govithoy
    The atmosphere is a bit different, though, being that it's taught out of a kung fu school.
    Which school is it taught out of?

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    ...I go to carleton...
    As per their student-union policy, kindly refrain from catching diseases that "only white people get", okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govithoy
    Just did my first sanshou class tonight. Except for learning a side kick, it's been identical to muay thai so far so I didn't have any trouble.

    The atmosphere is a bit different, though, being that it's taught out of a kung fu school.
    Where are you learning Sanshou, Govithoy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeopleSoft
    That art is all over southeast Asia. Interestingly, alot of the other countries' names for in translate as 'Free Boxing', and 'Thai' means 'free'. I wonder if this isn't the proper name in English?
    Some guy in Thailand told me that the proper translation was 'free fighting'... not 'boxing' because boxing refers primarily to the use of the hands to fight, whereas Muay Thai uses shins, knees and elbows too.

    I personally prefer learning Pradal Serey over Muay Thai. I've done a bit of it and while it's the same as Muay Thai, the Khmer cultural spin on it makes it very interesting, and a different experience from training Muay Thai. Khmer people are extremely interesting to meet and talk to, considering what essentially all of them have experienced (if you don't know what I'm talking about, look up 'Khmer Rouge'). So I enjoy it more than Muay Thai simply because the cultural side of it is more interesting than that of Muay Thai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keej613
    Where are you learning Sanshou, Govithoy?
    I'm guessing Fang Shen Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rask
    Some guy in Thailand told me that the proper translation was 'free fighting'... not 'boxing' because boxing refers primarily to the use of the hands to fight, whereas Muay Thai uses shins, knees and elbows too.
    If that's true then the Mandarin Chinese translation of 'Muay Thai' would be 'San Da'. Interesting.
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    Heh, yeah. And the Latin translation of Thailand would be Liberia. :O
    Trippy stuff eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rask
    Heh, yeah. And the Latin translation of Thailand would be Liberia. :O
    Trippy stuff eh?
    LMAO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rask
    Khmer people are extremely interesting to meet and talk to, considering what essentially all of them have experienced (if you don't know what I'm talking about, look up 'Khmer Rouge').
    I'm pretty familiar with that period of their history. My fiancÚ was invited to work here as a lawyer:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraor...ts_of_Cambodia

    And the Neak Ta Pradal Serey gang are pretty good about sharing cultural info with their students.

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