New York Showdown 9 San Da matches
New York Showdown 9: Amateur San Da
These historic sanshou / San Da bouts brought to you by http://nysanda.wordpress.com/ On the East Coast, sanshou / san da was promoted, developed and expanded by New York Showdown shows, under promoters David Ross and Steve Ventura. With the generous support of the late Paul Rosner, the founder and head of the USKBA. An obscure Chinese martial arts no one would have ever heard of if not for the efforts of these men on the East Coast and of Cung Le on the West Coast with the IKF promotion under Steve Fossum. Together, they made this a serious, modern and professional ring sport. What happened to sanshou? Opinions vary, but certainly the athletic commissions of both New York and California shutting down the shows and harassing the promoters was a HUGE PART of the story. The USA WKF under Anthony Goh also DROPPED sanshou from the national events. Here are complete matches from the original New York Showdown events which were held in New York City.
Author, educator, combat sports coach and martial arts master; David A Ross has helped the public better understand real martial arts An adopted disciple of the late master Chan Tai-San, one of China’s national treasures, David has over three decades teaching and coaching experience, both champion fighters and regular people who just want to achieve their goals.