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  1. keke is offline

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    Difference between Hung Gar and San Shou?

    So, I found this chinese martial arts place at gingwu.com and they teach San Shou. However, the instructor is a hung gar martial artist. Whats the difference, is he qualified to teach San shou? Just don't wanna waste my time or money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keke View Post
    So, I found this chinese martial arts place at gingwu.com and they teach San Shou. However, the instructor is a hung gar martial artist. Whats the difference, is he qualified to teach San shou? Just don't wanna waste my time or money.

    Here's the wikipedia link regarding Sanshou http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanshou. There's not really much to say imo. The link pretty much covers what Sanshou is. If you have more specific questions after reading the link feel free to ask.
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    San Shou is a rule set. Hung gar is a style or system.
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    Congratulations: you're officially that guy (you are a guy right?). Thanks for asking but the simplest answer is San shou is a type of competition not a style. Like kickboxing and mma. Some will teach that rule set specifically and try to pass it off as an art but that's like teaching you to drive and then say you can race cars. Not exactly the same thing.
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    Yeah, read through the article, doesn't say anything about hung gar. It is what san shou is, composed of different kung fu martial arts. Seems like a style to me when you throw in everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless View Post
    Congratulations: you're officially that guy (you are a guy right?). Thanks for asking but the simplest answer is San shou is a type of competition not a style. Like kickboxing and mma. Some will teach that rule set specifically and try to pass it off as an art but that's like teaching you to drive and then say you can race cars. Not exactly the same thing.

    Aw, that just makes me feel awkward now. I feel silly. So I should be fine though right? Then is hung gar effective?
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    Always depends upon the school but I went to a Hung Gar School when I was doing kickboxing and I went undefeated as a professional kickboxer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keke View Post
    Aw, that just makes me feel awkward now. I feel silly. So I should be fine though right? Then is hung gar effective?
    It's not as much about the style rather about how they train. This isn't to say that all styles are equal. However, any style that focuses on full contact sparring or alive training (a term used to describe training against a fully resisting opponent) is much better than a system that only does no contact, points, or no sparring at all. To reiterate and explain my above comment, certain styles are more likely to produce a better fighter than another type of style.

    If they offer alive full contact sparring, heavy work outs, and separating the flashy stuff from the effective stuff, it might be worth checking out. This is just my advice and opinion, I am not in anyway an expert. In fact, I'm a newbie who does a lot of browsing. To me the school in question doesn't sound bad but again I'm a newbie so you might want to wait for more advice.
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    Bullshido member Ming Loyalist runs (ran?) a Hung Gar shchool specializing in preparing fighters for San Shou / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_tai competition
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless View Post
    Congratulations: you're officially that guy (you are a guy right?). Thanks for asking but the simplest answer is San shou is a type of competition not a style. Like kickboxing and mma. Some will teach that rule set specifically and try to pass it off as an art but that's like teaching you to drive and then say you can race cars. Not exactly the same thing.
    dude you got it wrong, sanshou is the racing and the hung gar is the driving.

    it'd be like teaching you to drive on a racetrack (compete) and then expecting you to be able to drive on the road (which you can't do without understanding the laws)
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