News · 05/28/2023

Four Target Training for Sanda

Sanda target training is one of the essential equipment for Sanda teaching. Targeting can help practitioners improve their physical coordination ability and specialized physical fitness, as well as consolidate and improve their technical movements, thereby comprehensively improving their practical skills and competitive level.

Therefore, the research on target training in Sanda teaching has significant theoretical and practical significance.


1. Forward kicking

Target practice with forward kicking: The helper holds one foot target in each hand, crossing back and forth and merging it in front of the chest. Practitioners must target the target and use various footwork techniques to achieve effective leg distance and attack the foot target.

When necessary, the assistant moves the footwork to make the practitioner jump into the air, in order to exercise the practitioner’s mastery of distance sense. Moreover, when attacking the front leg, both hands should be well prepared to prevent the assistant from using foot targets or legs to advance, so that the practitioner can develop the habit of attacking with defense and attacking with defense (as shown in Figures 34-1 to 34-4).

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Left Front Kick Figure 34-2


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Figure 34–3

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Right front leg kick Figure 34-4


2. Whip legs (low, high)

Low whip leg target practice: The helper holds one foot target in each hand. The practitioner must use the target as the attack target and continuously hit to enhance the flexibility and speed of leg movements (as shown in Figures 35-1 to 35-3).

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Figure 35–1

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Right low whip leg Figure 35-2


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Left low whip leg Figure 35-3


High whip leg target practice: The helper holds the target in one hand, and the practitioner uses the target as the target for attack. The left and right legs take turns hitting it (as shown in Figures 36-1 to 36-4).

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Figure 36–1

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右高鞭腿?? Figure 36–2

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Figure 36–3

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Left High Whip Leg Figure 36-4

3. Kicking

Kicking target practice: The helper holds one foot target in each hand, crosses it back and forth and merges it in front of the chest, and alternately strikes with kicking (left and right kicking) (as shown in Figures 37-1 to 37-4).

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Figure 37–1

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右踹腿 Figure 37–2

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Figure 37–3

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Left kick Figure 37-4

4. Swing legs

Whip leg+swing leg target practice: The helper holds the target with both hands and merges it in front of the chest. The practitioner is in actual combat (left posture), starting with the right high whip leg to hit the foot target, and then quickly hitting the target center with the swing leg after landing. During the practice process, attention should be paid to the coordination and coherence of actions, and more practice should be given to combining actions (as shown in Figures 38-1 to 38-3).

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Figure 38–1

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Whip leg+back swing leg combination? Figure 38-2


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Whip leg+back swing leg combination Figure 38-3

After soaring, swing the legs: The helper holds the target with both hands and merges it in front of the body. The practitioner quickly rises into the air and swings the legs, hitting the target with the palm of their feet.

This action is quite difficult and requires frequent practice (as shown in Figures 39-1 to 39-2).

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Figure 39-1 Note: Key points of Fu Biao guiding disciples to swing their legs backwards


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Figure 39-2 Right Soaring and Leg Swing


5. Splitting and hanging legs

Split and hang leg target practice: The helper closes the target with both hands in front of the upper limb, and the practitioner quickly lifts their right (left) leg to split and hit the foot target. During practice, it is important to master physical coordination and not deviate (as shown in Figures 40-1 to 40-4).

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Figure 40–1

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Right split hanging leg Figure 40-2


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Left split hanging leg Figure 40-3


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Left split hanging leg Figure 40-4


6. Aerial side kick

Aerial side kick target practice: The assistant closes the target in front of the body with both hands, and the practitioner takes the example of the left aerial side kick leg, running up and taking off. In the air, the right leg buckles the knee, and the left leg kicks out (the opposite is the same), reaching the heel (as shown in Figure 40).

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Left Jump Side Kick Figure 41