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US Open Sanda Challenge Match & " Shaolin Team Pack" Show

Presented by Shaolin Institute


To celebrate Sanda/Sashou making its way to the US, Shaolin Institute, hosts US Open Challenge 2013 Sanda Testing Match for all Kung Fu Tai Chi or Gong Fu, Karate and Sanda martial artists on December 14th night, 6:00 p.m. at Best Friend Gym in Norcross GA, in search for the future K. Superstar.

In celebration of the ancient Shaolin martial arts, Sanda/Sanshou, Shaolin Institute- be hosting a US Open Challenge Test for all Kung Fu, Tai Chi or Gong Fu, Karate and Sanda/Sanshou martial artists on December 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Best Friend Gym, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross 30071. This event will kick off the K Superstar Search being conducted around the world.

Sanda is an amalgamation of several ancient Shaolin martial arts; Kung Fu or Gong Fu, Boxing, Tai-Chi, combat Shuaijiao, and Qinna, making it a very unique martial art combat form, It powerfully integrates the body and mind in the masterful execution of ancient combat forms, and fighting techniques.

Shaolin and Tai Chi Kung Fu techniques combined with rigorous Sanda training produces athletes with superior mind/body awareness, heightened senses, great strength, incredible speed, and agility, like Sanda champion Cung Le (

“US Open Challenge is part of US Open International Martial Arts Championship Committee organization governing body who makes the rules and establishes the guidelines by which all Sanda martial artists are tested,” said the Grand Master of Sanda, Liu Xiangyang (aka: Shi DeRu).

“In a Sanda sparring match, Master Liu points out, athletes must use their intuition, mental acuity, and strategies in skills to creatively overcome obstacles while harnessing the incredible power that comes from a conscious awareness of their mind and body at all times, in order to anticipate combat moves and conquer their opponent.

According to Master Liu, this testing is the initiation of future US Open series offers top Sanda athletes the opportunity to face off against some of the best Sanda martial artists in the world.

Each Campus of the Shaolin Institute teams will present a “ Shaolin Team Pack” show to express  their oneness on the team pack coordination, unity and efficient team action as well as the leadership ability. In the show, they will apply Shaolin Zen, Tai Gong Meditation and openness of mind action and freedom of Gong Fu to free the mind restrictions and facilitates balance and freedom of tremendous Qi flow.

Shaolin Kung Fu techniques combined with rigorous Sanda training produces athletes with superior body mind awareness, extra senses, strength, speed, skills and agility.


This testing match uses the combined rules and regulations of international Sanshou/Sanda skills which includes kicks, strikes, intercepts, grapples and throws (ground arm locks in Qinna is allowed for 10 second in Max); and also includes wearing appropriate head and body protection and standard

“Sanda sparring is like overcoming life challenges, you learn as you fight your way one by one to dissolve and resolve. To empower yourself and find greatest potential within, you must experience test of challenges and difficulties laid in front of you so that you will endlessly increase your ability like the law of attraction,” Grand Master Shi DeRu.


The event agenda is as follows:

Daytime Venue: Shaolin Institute, 4350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA

10:00 am – Kung Fu individual competition and testing

11:30 am - 4:00 pm Sanda preliminaries

3:00 pm - 4:00 Preliminary Shaolin Kung Fu Team Pack Matches


Evening Venue: (Performance & Finals): B.F. Gym 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross 30071.

6:00 pm Shaolin Legacy: Kung Fu Team Challenge

7:00 pm Sanda/Sanshou Continuous Match Finals

About Shaolin Institute and the Event: The institute is the largest private institute of its kind outside China, teaching total martial arts of traditional Shaolin, modern MMA, Oriental Culture, Arts and Natural Healing. It is a total health-wellness and health education system led by Shaolin Grand Master Shi DeRu (ask: Shawn Liu Xiangyang).


Since its inception in early 1990s, there have been over 30 US Open Challenges in Sanshou/Sanda fighting events held in the US, apart from 12 of US Open International Martial Arts Championships and 8 professional Art of War Sanda international tournaments sponsored by Shaolin Institute and sanctioned by


US Open Sanshou/Sanda is unlike any sports as it will incorporate the full body with greater freedom, using all styles of combat skills. It is a very exciting combat match. Fighters are allowed to apply techniques of punch, kick, knee, throw, intercept and grapple. In Sanda or MMA world, one should never underestimate the ability or tenacity of a Shaolin trained athlete. Their difficult training fully equips them to rise to meet any challenge, regardless of circumstances.  Cung Le is certainly one of the superior Sanda/Sanshou athletes representing the total grasp of Sanda essence in skills and ability.

The future US Open International Martial Arts Championships,  Challenge and US Open X. S. - Art of War fighting show launches - “Bringing the ancient arts into the modern day ring” - not only promoting the ancient sporting competition but also a spirited competition, friendship and mind & body fitness. Our future tournaments offer the best fighters from the United States and around the world an opportunity to test their skills, determination and to examine their deep personal commitment to excellence.


Shaolin Institute ‘s Legacy Team has performed all over the world and will join Atlanta Winter Wonderland, to perform Shaolin Legacy Show under the theme title of “One Breath” on the night of December 6th and 26th, 2013.

This article is Sponsored by Shaolin Chan foundation and Shaolin Institute. For full story of this article: or 770-286-980

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