Kung Fu Sanda
The Basic Idea of Kung Fu Sanda:
“yuan ti, jin da, tie shen shuai”
Far->Kick, Close->Punch, Body Contact -> Throw
In other words: When the distance between oneself and the opponent is rather far, according to different situations, one mainly applies kick techniques (正踹腿, 侧踢腿, 边踢腿, 扫退, 挂腿, 铲腿, 勾腿, 劈腿, 弹腿). When the distance between one and the opponent is rather close, according to the different situations, one mainly applies fist techniques (such as: 直拳, 勾拳, 摆拳, 崩拳, 鞭拳), palm techniques (such as: 插掌, 劈掌, 挑掌, 撩掌, 推掌), knee techniques (such as. 正顶膝, 侧顶膝, 跳顶膝, 提膝, 跪膝) and elbow techniques (such as: 挑肘, 左, 右横肘, 后顶肘, 前顶肘, 后扫, 砸肘).
Kung Fu Scholars in China have an old saying:
“宁挨十手，不挨一肘” – “ning ai shi shou, bu ai yi zhou”
“Rather getting hit by ten fists, than getting hit by one elbow.”
Along with the above one applies hidden leg techniques and others to progressively attack the opponent. When one is close, according to different situations, one mainly uses throws (such as: 夹脖摔, 抱腰摔, 过背摔, 抓臂别腿摔, 穿臂前摔, 穿臂后摔, 抱腿前摔, 抱腿后摔, 穿靠摔). As a conclusion one can say that there are many ways to attack in Kung Fu Sanda, but one should always have a clear train of thought, the key is frequent and hard training.
Master Yu Bin – translation by Felix