Sanshou Association Offering Children’s Class

March 31, 2016

The Bermuda Sanshou Association [BSA] is set to commence “Sanda Pandas,” a Chinese Kickboxing program for children aged 5-12 on April 5 at Lotus.

The classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30 to 5.30pm, taught by current Pan American Wushu Champion and World Sanda Cup silver medalist Sentwali Woolridge

A spokesperson said, “The BSA was formed in October 2005 after it was announced by the International Olympic Committee president that wushu, the national sport of China, would be a part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“In 2007, BSA became a member of the world governing body of wushu, the International Wushu Federation [IWuF] at the Congress of the 9th World Wushu Championships held in Beijing, China.”

SANDA PANDAS FINAL

“San shou/ san da is the full contact fighting element of the sport of wushu and consists of punches, kicks and throws/takedowns. Wushu is also made up of taolu [forms] and takes on the more artistic side of the sport.

“BSA has competed in every biennial World Wushu Championships since 2007 securing a bronze medal in 2011 in Turkey and a silver medal in 2013 in Malaysia. BSA also competes in the biennial Pan American Wushu Championships and currently boasts gold medalists in the 3 weight classes.

“The class will be taught by current Pan American Wushu Champion and World Sanda Cup silver medalist Sentwali Woolridge. Sentwali has been a member of BSA since 2006 and has won a number of international titles to solidify him as one of the top martial arts competitors in Bermuda’s history. The Bermuda Government Achievement Award Winner and BSA Team Captain possesses a wealth of knowledge and skill and is an excellent instructor who strikes a balance between discipline and fun in his classes.

“BSA is a registered charity [#767] and recently received an Appreciation Award at the Bermuda Government Sports Awards for its continued positive contribute to martial arts in Bermuda.”

If you are interested in registering for the class, email wushubermuda@gmail.com to receive an application.

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