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The Spiritual Positioning of Traditional Martial Arts Culture in Sanda Combat

Over the years, the art of bare-handed fighting has been rapidly developing internationally, displaying a vibrant and flourishing trend. Particularly, Western Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Thai Boxing, and Japan's K-1, with their frequent events, powerful attacks, and shocking promotional effects, have swept the world. Similarly, Chinese martial arts Sanda is also being actively developed just like international combat sports. Whether it's domestic "Sanda King Contests" or Chinese Sanda facing off against American professional boxing, Thai professional Muay Thai, or confrontations with French Free Fight and Japanese Karate, for a time, martial arts competitions between China and abroad were frequent, with victories widely celebrated, truly dazzling and overwhelming to the public. However, a calm analysis of the current state of Chinese martial arts Sanda reveals many deficiencies that need to be improved and perfected.

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Interview of The renowned master of Choi Lee Fat – Qu Hanquan.

Qu Hanquan, a highly skilled modern martial arts master, was born in Guangzhou in 1917, with ancestral roots in Yunfu. He lost his parents at a young age and began learning Cai Li Fo Quan (Cai Li Fo Fist) and Hong Quan under the tutelage of the martial arts teacher Fang Yushu at the age of 12. With his bright and diligent mind, he excelled in his studies and obtained the authentic teachings of Fang Yushu. He also studied traditional Chinese medicine and traditional bone-setting techniques.           In 1932, he opened a martial arts school in his ancestral home left by his father in Guangzhou and invited Chen Yaochi, a third-generation heir of Cai Li Fo Quan, to teach there, embarking on the path of imparting martial arts. In 1937, Qu Hanquan invested in his hometown to establish the "Chengxi Quan Yitang Martial Arts Society," which integrated a martial arts school, a medical clinic, and a charity hall. Apart from teaching martial arts, the society also provided free medical treatment for the local community.

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Can Bruce Lee’s martial arts be used in real combat? He amazed everyone with his skills at the Long Beach International Karate Championships.

Bruce Lee is synonymous with Chinese martial arts. He popularized Chinese martial arts and Eastern martial arts philosophy through his film and television works. He was also a martial artist…

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Can Ba Ji Quan “Eight Extremes Fist” be used effectively in combat? An in-depth analysis of the true combat power of Eight Extremes Fist.”

In Chinese traditional martial arts, the vigorous and fierce Ba Ji Quan is a typical external style martial art. Emperor Qianlong personally inscribed the phrase "Culture has Tai Chi to…

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