Born 2 Fight

San Shou is a hybird of kickboxing with wrestling throws. Combatants wear boxing floves and attempt to either score a knockout or throw the opponent, barring that their is a point system.San Shou is a hybird of kickboxing with wrestling throws. Combatants wear boxing floves and attempt to either score a knockout or throw the opponent, barring that their is a point system. No groundwork allowed, as soon as a match goes onthemat the fight will be restarted. This can provide for some entertaing bouts. Not only was the event in OntheMat’s own (California backyard), but two of our friends decided to test their skills by entering this event!


The event was actually divided into two events, the first being an amature event and extreme sports festival. There were three rings (well, two mats and ring) of action going on inside the gymnasium of an amature tournament, along with sports such as minature motorized bikes and a skateboard park set up outside. The combination provided by combining “extreme sports” and martial arts action made for an entertaining day. The second portion involved the “professional” league, where winners of the days advanced divisions had the “honor” of fighting the host Cung Le’s school champions. These bouts were quite exciting. (Special note goes to Patrick Berry for winning his fight. Outweighed by 20 pounds in this bout, Patrick had *driven* all the way from New Orlenes the night before and won a hard fought decision, plus he had the most unusual cheering section I’ve seen in awhile). The headliner of the night was when Cung Le faced off against his own top student Rudy Ott in an exhibition match.

All in all a nice change of pace and a fun event, and if you have the opportunity to watch Sang Shou live you should definitely check it out.

Full Results!

Division Gold School Silver School Bronze School DAY TOURNAMENT Girls 101+ Heather Core Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Shey Serwinsky Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Kristina Bakken Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Girls 101+ Hannah Wren Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Amanda Cornejo Cung Le MATC San Jose Erika Arreola Cung Le MATC San Jose Women Beginners 170+ Audrey Lamont Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Lauren Wolfe West Valley Kickboxing N/A Women Intermediate 114-154 Stephanie Bliss West Valley Kickboxing Gal Perelman West Valley Kickboxing Yvonne Penas Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Women Beginners 136+ Elaina Maxwell Cung Le MATC San Jose Christina Morton West Valley Kickboxing Kelly Dustin West Valley Kickboxing Womens Beginners 116-135 Amanda Pera Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Amy Cashman West Valley Kickboxing N/A Womens Beginners 101-115 Shea Cerwinsky Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Melissa Rae Canio Cung Le MATC Santa Clara N/A Children 5-7 60-65lbs. Sierra Lara Cung Le MATC San Jose Ricky Bakken Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Randall Henson Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Children 6-7 30-45lbs Angeline Le Cung Le MATC San Jose Daniel Bracamonte Cung Le MATC Santa Clara N/A Children 7-8 48-56lbs. Justin Rajah Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Chloe Rodriguez Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Justin Lovett Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Children Intermediate/advanced 8-10 46-84lbs Christian Palacios Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Parker Reed Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Nikko Rios Cung Le MATC San Jose Children Beginner/Intermediate 8-9 68-84lbs. Jasmine Oiler Cung Le MATC San Jose Ben Gunion Cung Le MATC San Jose Haley Wren Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Children Advanced 10-12 68-84lbs. David Atangan Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Grant Ramil Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Stephanie Cornejo Cung Le MATC San Jose Children Advanced 9-12 85-106 Michael Estrada Cung Le MATC San Jose Andrew Bonnit Cung Le MATC Santa Clara N/A Children Advanced 10-12 69-84lbs. Daniel Mahud Cung Le MATC San Jose Tony German Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers N/A Children 101+ Malcom Gibson KUNG FU USA David T. Le Sa Long Cuong N/A Juniors 101+ Carlos Martinez N/A Eresto Mota N/A Mehdi Falahati N/A Mens beginner 133–143 Jose Alejandro Buk Sing Gary Bonnit Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Jusin Parish N/A Mens beginner 144-154 Laurent Dinard Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Nick Chistensen Cung Le MATC Santa Clara N/A Mens beginner 155-165 Derek Walker Cung Le MATC San Jose Charles Liss Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Michael Niemeyer West Valley Kickboxing Mens Beginner 166-176 Chris Lugatiman DD Martial Arts Christian Ohara Cung Le MATC San Jose N/A Mens Modified beginner 166-176 JC Coe Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Romy Ramil Cung Le MATC Santa Clara N/A Mens Beginner 177-187 Andy Coffaro West Valley Kickboxing N/A N/A Mens Beginner 199+ Oscar Gonzalez Cung Le MATC San Jose Raui Nanakul Cung Le MATC San Jose Paul Bernardo Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Mens Intermediate 133-143 Ross Macwhinney EBM Bryan Duong N/A Jeremy Williams Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Mens Intermediate 143-154 Yashiro Takahashi Tat Mau Wong Kickboxing Gabriel Ruedeker N/A Aaron Schivvals N/a Mens Intermediate 166-176 Bret Bergmark/Sebastian Zavaler didn’t fight same team TEAM USA/TEAM USA Ryan Sullivan West Valley Kickboxing N/A Mens Intermediate 177-187 Rudolph Wilsen Team USA Rodrigo Galindo Bay Area Go Ju Cortez Ernest N/A Mens Intermediate 188-198 Eric Brooks Cupertino Shuai-Chiao Matt Farrer EBM Ron Estioko Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Mens Intermediate 199+ Slyvester Young Blood N/A Scott Robinson Team USA Carl Berkenstein N/A ADVANCED AND SUPER FIGHTS — EVENING TOURNAMENT FIGHT #1 Shawn Meitz West Valley Sanshou Team Minority Decision FIGHT #2 Kengo Sogawa Cung Le MATC San Jose Minority Decision FIGHT #3 Dominic Oloff Scott Sheeley’s Iron Tigers Split Decision FIGHT #4 Antonio Garcia Cung Le MATC San Jose Unanimous Decision FIGHT #5 Patrick Berry New Orleans Split Decision FIGHT #6 Christine Dong Cung Le MATC Santa Clara Split Decision FIGHT #7 Gerardo Aguilar West Valley Kickboxing Split Decision FIGHT #8 EXHIBITION MATCH FIGHT #9 Jose Palacios Cung Le MATC Knock-Out in Round 2 FIGHT #10 Max Chen New York San Shou Team Technical Knock-Out in Round 3 FIGHT #11 Adam Caldwell Oakland Sanshou Team Technical Knock-Out in Round 3 FIGHT #12 Santos Soto Cung Le MATC San Jose Unanimous Decision FIGHT #13 Jenna Castillo Cung Le MATC San Jose Unanimous Decision FIGHT #14 Lee King Houston Kickboxing Technical Knock-Out in Round 2




































































































































































































































































































































































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