CUNG LE—kickboxing champion, MMA champion, and former IKF Light Heavyweight Sanshou World Champion—has proven to be one of the best martial artists on the planet. After a highly successful amateur-wrestling career, he quickly turned his sights on the world of Sanshou—a Chinese-based full-contact sport that utilizes strikes, takedowns, and throws. With an already brilliant kickboxing and wrestling skill set, Le quickly climbed to the top of Sanshou mountain. Utilizing spectacular kicks and earth-shattering throws, he went undefeated in seventeen professional fights. Although he had run through the competition, he felt driven to test his skills yet another combative arena—the sport of mixed martial arts. After stepping into the cage and defeating some of the world’s top MMA fighters, including former UFC Champion Frank Shamrock, he left no doubts as to the effectiveness of Sanshou.
In Sanshou: The Complete Fighting System, for the first time, Cung Le unveils the techniques that made him one of the most recognizable names in the world of martial arts. He demonstrates dozens of elaborate striking combinations that allows you to penetrate through even the toughest defense. He breaks down the intricacies of the side kick, a technique made famous by Bruce Lee, detailing not only how to setup the kick as an attack, but also how to use it as an effective counter against your opponent’s attacks. From the clinch, he shows devastating knee strikes and a multitude of his infamous high amplitude throws, such as the arm throw and body lock suplex. To ensure your defenses are tight, he covers numerous evasive strategies, including blocking takedowns and the art of catching kicks. And to help you develop the skills of a champion, he lays out numerous drills that you can perform daily in the gym to hone your technique.
Sanshou is not another run-of-the-mill book on striking. Unlike the majority of kung fu, kickboxing, and karate books, Cung Le demonstrates how to blend striking and wrestling techniques to form a unique and highly effective fighting style. Whether your goal is to learn a proven system of self-defense or broaden your fighting style, this book is for you.