View Full Version : can someone explain san shou for me

08-22-2003, 08:40 AM

like what are the rules in the comps and **** like that.....

ive never heard any thing about it

Mr. Beelzebub
08-22-2003, 09:48 AM
General rules:

1. Kicks are allowed to the inside and outside of the legs as well as the upper body.
2. Knee and elbow strikes are not allowed. (In some cases, knees may be allowed)
3. All types of Judo & Wrestling Throws are Legal In San Shou.
4. Fighters have 5 seconds after clinch to execute a takedown, throw or sweep or they are separated by the center referee.
5. The bout may take place on either a raised platform with no ropes or in a boxing ring with ropes

08-22-2003, 09:51 AM
Isnt there no strikes to the head too?

Mr. Beelzebub
08-22-2003, 09:52 AM
San Shou scoring

There are 2 aspects of IKF San Shou Scoring. Stand Up and Takedown scores. Both are ADDED scores by each judge on their scoring "CLICKERS".
STAND UP: Three Judges will score each fighter by each landed strike "1" Point (Punch or Kick) per strike landed clean and with power. Glove to glove contact does not count as points, clash of kicks, and neither does slap punches while in a clinch.
Keep in mind, a kick that lands but is "CAUGHT" by the receiving fighter and the receiving fighter FOLLOWS with a counter that lands effectively, or a throw/sweep that is executed effectively, the kick DOES NOT count as a point.
TAKEDOWNS: After each throw, takedown, sweep etc, the bout referee will stop the action and award points if earned. To indicate points earned, the referee, after both fighters are standing, will POINT his hand to the fighter who is awarded the points while his other hand is raised high in the air showing the point total with his fingers. He will also yell the point score verbally. These points awarded shall be recorded by each judge on their count "Clickers" in each of their hands to the awarded fighters point total.

Mr. Beelzebub
08-22-2003, 09:54 AM
This page has the complete set of rules and scoring:


Fury Dragon
08-22-2003, 12:16 PM
No strikes to the head?? Didn't you see the Cung Le vs. Phil Petit fight? Cung busted him with a few times square in the kisser.

Follow that link. It has good rules. All of them are subject to change though.

Mr. Beelzebub
08-22-2003, 12:38 PM
Legal Techniques;
Punches to the head and body.
Kicks to the head, body and legs.
Throws and takedowns.
In some bouts, when requested, knees may be approved and allowed

08-22-2003, 01:21 PM
San shou sounds fun. Where does it differ from San da?

Fury Dragon
08-22-2003, 02:17 PM
All the information you'll need on san shou can be found here: