Kung Fu San Soo
Kung fu san soo is a southern Chinese martial art based on the 5 Family Fist style and brought to America by Chinese immigrant Jimmy Haw Woo (1901-1991; Mandarin: Chen Shou-jue) in 1962. Kung fu san soo’s philosophy holds that there are no rules in any fight. Intended to be a “common sense” martial art, kung fu san soo teaches practitioners to eliminate threats as quickly as possible via a combination of kicks, punches and holds aimed at vital parts of the body. As a result, there are no kung fu san soo tournaments, and in fact, practitioners do not consider it a sport.