Shuai Chiao practice does not require a special uniform,
but a Shuai Chiao jacket is used by the advanced students, especially when
sparring in traditional style. Beginners should wear long, loose-fitting pants,
and a T-shirt. Established club members not wearing a Shuai Chiao jacket
should wear the club uniform: a Shuai Chiao Club T-shirt, or white T-shirt,
and long black pants. For safety reasons, any sort of dangling jewelry should
not be worn onto the mat. Street shoes should not be worn into the gymnasium
room itself, especially in the Winter months. The ONLY types of shoes allowed
on the mat are special Kungfu shoes or wrestling shoes. No edged or pointed
weapons may be brought onto the mat.
Shuai Chiao is very safe when practiced properly. All students should remember and follow our safety guidelines:
It is important to arrive for club practice at least five minutes early, and be ready to leave as soon as practice ends. Our regular evening workouts are only one hour and forty-five minutes long. If we wait for all the stragglers, another 15 to 20 minutes can be lost. If you must arrive late, please do your own personal warm-up exercises off the main mat. Do not come on the main mat "cold", it is too easy to injure yourself.
Our workout space is granted to us by the University only if we maintain a high level of student participation. If you decide to join the club, it is important to come to at least one regular practice session a week.