San Da Sparing, Shanghai University of Sport (Parts 1 and 2)

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2014 at 1:43 am


San Da is a Chinese kick boxing which includes kicking, punching, and wrestling takedowns. The takedowns largely come from Chinese wrestling, shuai jiao. Many of the takedowns or shuai fa come from catching the opponent’s kick and taking him down. Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo studies wrestling at Shanghai University of Sport. He also cross trains in San Da, studying the takedowns and shui fa as part of his doctoral dissertation on Chinese wrestling.
Watch: San Da Sparing, Shanghai University of Sport (Part 1)

Watch: San Da Sparing, Shanghai University of Sport (Part 2)

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a PhD candidate at Shanghai University of sport, writing his dissertation on comparative forms of Chinese wrestling. He is martial arts and adventure author living in Asia, the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on
Brooklyn Monk fan page
Brooklyn Monk on YOUTUBE
Brooklyn Monk in Asia Podcast (anti-travel humor)

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