The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at The Ohio State University (return)

Upcoming  Events and Tournaments:

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario

 For more information contact Sifu Jason McCoy:

Past Event and OSU Club News:

Afest demo team
asian fest logo

Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Demo

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

OSU Kungfu Club Belt Test,  April 27th, 2017

Belt Test, 4-27-17
Congratulations to Daniel Murphy, 2nd Chieh, and Ritchie Tran, 3rd Chieh.

The Great Lakes Kung-fu Tournament and Shuai Chiao Nationals

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
GLKF 2017 group
Click here for results...
GLKF-2017-OSU team
Congratulations to the OSU Club members competing at the USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals!
Jay Harper, 1st place, Emil Slobodnik, 3rd place, Daniel Murphy, 4th place,
Adam Vanderhorst, 4th place, and Ritchie Tran, 4th place.

Spring 2017
Student Involvement Fair

Club President Ritchie Tran

at the Ohio Union, January 19th

Central Ohio Push-hands Conference
November 19th, 2016

2016 Push-hands Group
Thanks to all who attended the Central Ohio Push-hands Conference!

Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kung-fu Tai-chi Day
Scioto Park,  7377 Riverside Drive, Dublin, Ohio

For more information: 773-677-6850,,

OSU Student Involvement Fair on the Oval
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Oval Fair 2016
Club President Ritchie and Vice-President Dan at the 2016 SIF on the Oval

TCAAT 2016 Tournament

Saturday and Sunday, July 30th-31st, 2016


For more infomation contact:

Special Visit by Sifu James Chin of New York City, July 7th, 2016

Sifu Chin visit
Many thanks to Sifu Chin for sharing some of his Shuaijiao expertise with us!

OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test

Spring 2016 Belt Test
Congratulations to all Club Members who passed their USSA Belt Rank tests.
Lower Belts:  Matt Brehove-5th Chieh, Daniel Murphy-3rd Chieh, Ritchie Tran-4th Chieh, Michelle Kaiser-3rd Chieh.
Black Belts:  Mark Sololsky-9th Teng, Marya Barrios-9th Teng, Fabricio Castellano-9th Teng, Jaron Bernstein-9th Teng.
Many thanks to the members of the Test Committee: Master Matt Mollica,
Raymond Trepanier, Mike Grigsby, and Tamera Lake.

Held Tuesday Night, April 26th, 2016

World Tai Chi Qigong Day

  Saturday, April 30th, 2016


            Members of some eight separate Taiji groups meet in Goodale Park,  Columbus, Ohio

OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Team -- 2016 Nationals
OSU GLKF 2016 team
Congratulations to the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Team for their performance at the USSA Nationals!
Chris Slocum - First Place,  Fabricio Castellano - Second Place, and Club President Michelle Kaiser - Third Place.

Great Lakes Kung Fu Tournament and Shuai Chiao Nationals 

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

GLKF 2016 Group
Thanks to all the Shuai Chiao competitors and officials who made this another great event!
* * Click here for full tournament results * *
For more information: 216-431-4991

Central Ohio Push-hands Conference

Thanks to all who attended the event at Whetstone Community Center, Saturday, November 7th, 2015

2015 Push-hands Group

For More Information:
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Canadian Shuaijiao Tournament
September 19th, 2014

Windsor, Ontario

Contact Sifu Jason McCoy for more information:

Register online at:

Shuai Chiao Scholar

Shuai Chiao Classes for Credit

You can study the oldest style of Chinese Kungfu at OSU
as a Human Sciences course.                  

Shuai Chiao Course info

Sport Club Showcase - Aug. 31st, 2015
Showcase demo team
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Demo Team relaxes with wall-sits after their performance.

2015 Autumn Oval Fair

OSU Student

Involvement Fair
on the Oval

Club President Michelle and VP Dan
hand out Club flyers.

TCAAT 2015

Pluto Probe AntennaOSU Kungfu Club's
GLKF 2005 - Willie
 At the 2005 GLKF tournament
  Willie was a silver medalist.

     OSU Club member Dr. Willie Theunissen at the OSU Electroscience Lab, 2005
     with Sifu Grigsby and the New Horizons Probe antenna.

   The probe is now speeding at 31,000 mph away from Pluto; over 3 billion miles away.
   The New Horizons Probe flew by Pluto on July 14th, 2015!
Pluto ice mountains
           11,000 foot high ice mountains on Pluto

Asian Festival
2015 Central Ohio Asian Festival
May 23rd, 24th: Saturday and Sunday in Franklin Park
Columbus, Ohio

Asian Fest 2015 demo team
The Shuai Chiao Club Demo Team performed on Saturday the 23rd.
Special thanks to veteran club members Fabricio, Jahi, and Marya.

Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Spring 2015 Belt Test: April 28th
Belt Test Spring 2015
Congratulations to our Club members, and thanks to assisting black belts, Mr. Trepanier and Ms. Lake.

World Tai Chi Day LogoWorld Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Goodale Park,
Columbus, Ohio

2015TaiChiDay group

23rd Annual USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals, April 18th, 2015
GLKF 2015 Group

Mark counter at GLKF
    Video:  Mark stays in close for a surprising counter at the 2015 GLKF.

OSU Team at the 2015 Great Lakes Kung Fu Championships
GLKF2015 OSU team

Congratulations to our Silver Medalists: Marya Barrios, Jaron Bernstein, and Fabricio Castellano.

Full results and pictures in the Tournament Results section

Central Ohio Push-hands Club
Chen Youze Seminar
Special workout with Master Chen Youze
~~ Our thanks to ~~
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
at the Whetstone Community Center
3923 N. High Street, Columbus Ohio
(614) 645-3217

First Annual Push-hands Conference
Saturday afternoon, November 15th, 2014
at the Whetstone Community Center in Clintonville

Push-hands Conference 2014 Group
Thanks to our master presenters, and all who attended this historic event!
Over 60 people participated, and the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club had seven members there.
For more information:

Martial Arts Friendship Day
Sunday, September 21st
Friendship Day Sept. 2014

The location was: Aikido of Columbusin Clintonville: 3003 Silver Dr, Columbus, (614) 263-1111
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Canadian Shuaijiao Tournament

September 6th, 2014

Windsor, Ontario

Contact Sifu Jason McCoy for more information:

Martial Arts Night
at the RPAC
Tom Davis Gym
Thursday, September 4th, 6:00-8:00pm
Come to see the OSU Martial Arts Clubs demonstrate their styles and answer questions.

Kungfu Club on the OSU Oval
Dan, Michelle, and Tom answer questions at the OSU Kungfu table.
2014 Student Involvement Fair, Aug. 24th
2014 TCAAT Shuai Jiao Tournament
Saturday, July 26 at 8:30am in PDT
De Anza College in Cupertino, California 

2014 Comfest, Saturday, June 28th
Bubble Master
The Central Ohio Push Hands group
will have their 2:00pm, Saturday the 28th, practice at Comfest.
Meet at the north end of Goodale Park, just west of the big pond.

All OSU Kungfu Club members and the general public

are welcome to attend and participate in Taiji push hand practice!

Asian Fest Logo 
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Marya Barrios throws Fabricio Castellano at the 2013 Asian Festival Shuai Chiao demonstration.
Our schedule for the 2014 Asian Festival:
Asian Fest Schedule

Martial Arts Sharing and Friendship Day
Friendship Day 4-27-2014
Attendees at the April 27th, 2014, Friendship Day at the Aikido of Columbus Dojo
The event was on Sunday, April 27th, 2014,  Noon to 2:00pm
We had instructors and students from Aikido of Columbus, Dragon E's Academy, Wushu,
Shorin-ryu Karate, Ba-qua Kung-fu, and the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU.
The location was: Aikido of Columbusin Clintonville: 3003 Silver Dr, Columbus, (614) 263-1111

World Tai Chi / Qigong Day
Was on Saturday, April 26th
Thanks to all who joined us at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio to celebrate this world-wide event!

World Tai Chi Day Columbus 2014
World Tai Chi Day Columbus participants, 2014

Congratulations to all participants in the
The 22nd Annual Great Lakes
Kung Fu Championships
and Shuai Chiao Nationals 
GLKF 2014 Group
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Case Western Reserve University, 2138 Adelbert Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106
For more information: 216-431-4991,
--- Tournament Results ---

The OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club sent a team of six to the Nationals:
Wesley Bacon, Fabricio Castellano, Michelle Kaiser, Daniel Murphy, David Morgan, and Emil Slobodnik.
Wesley Bacon won 1st, Michelle Kaiser won 2nd, and Fabricio Castellano won 3rd in their divisions.

Emil - walking TacoGLKF 2014 Michelle throw

 Emil Slobodnik, after weigh-in, enjoys a "walking taco." |  Michelle Kaiser throws Canadian Shay Campbell  

GLKF 2014 David thrownWesley Bacon throw GLKF 2014

  Essum Buby of Canada returns the favor on OSU's David Morgan!   Wing Lam/OSU fighter Wesley Bacon on his way to first place

Congratulations to Kungfu Club members Marya Barrios and Fabricio Castellano on their new family member:

Marya and MomMarya and baby
Born April  7th, 2014
OSU Sport Club Field Day Event: April 6th, 2014

RecSports2014 Field Day staffRecSports Field Day 2014 wheelbarrow race
Rec Sports staff  keep the Sport Clubs under control.....              for the "Wheelbarrow Races," etc., of  Field Day!        

RecSports 2014 Field Day MG & MH
Coaches Mike Grigsby of Shuai Chiao and Mark Holtman of BTSD enjoying the Field Day event.

* * OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test * *
Belt Test March 18th, 2014
Tuesday night, March 18th, 2014
Congratulations to the ten OSU Kungfu Club members who passed their Shuaijiao Belt Test.
Special thanks to Shuai Chiao Black Belts Jerry Sheldon, Tammy Lake, and Raymond Trepanier
who served on the Belt Test Committee.

Martial Arts Night 2014
        Martial Arts Night at the RPAC 
                       Monday, February 24th, 2014.

     The OSU Kungfu Club demonstrated some traditional training forms
      along with Tai Chi, practical applications, and a sparring demonstration.

SIF 2014 Michelle

* Winter Student Involvement Fair *

Ohio Student Union, 5:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 2014

Club Vice-President Michelle at the Fair.

Maple Leaves

Canadian Shuai-Chiao Championships

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

St. Clair College gymnasium in Windsor, Ontario, Canada (just south of Detroit). 

Entry: $50, only $25 per person for teams of four or more!
(This allows for shuai-chiao and any other divisions: forms, weapons forms, other sparring, in which you would like to engage).
For more information contact:
Sifu Jay McCoy
Wu Shen Shuai-Chiao Kung Fu Academy

OSU Rec Sports "Kick-It" Dodge-Ball  Tournament
November 25th, 2013
Dodgeball team 2013
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Team, with coach Grigsby.  Our team made it to the semifinals.

Kick-It Dodgeball match
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu and Buckeye Tang-Soo-Do teams pair up in the early matches.
Many thanks to our Kungfu Club members, and to all the teams who came out to support this event.
All entry fees went to the Kick-It group fighting Childhood Cancer:

Martial Arts Friendship Day
Friendship Day 9-22-2013
Attendees at the September 22nd Friendship Day at the Aikido of Columbus Dojo

Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 2013
The topic was, "Compassion in the martial arts."
Attendees were from Aikido of Columbus, Dragon E's Academy, Shorin-ryu Karate,
Ba-qua Kung-fu, and the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU.
The location was: Aikido of Columbus, 3003 Silver Dr, Columbus, (614) 263-1111
Martial Arts Night at the RPAC
Thursday, Aug.22nd, 6:00pm
Old demo photo

The Kungfu Club at RPAC Plaza Events in August, 2013

OIA International Welcome Party, Aug.16th                            OSU East Asian Pop Culture Celebration, Aug.26th

RPAC Global Culture eventEast Asian Pop Culture Celebration
Taylor and Michelle at our event table on the RPAC plaza.

Student Involvement Fair -- OSU Oval
Sunday, August 18th, 4:00 - 8:00pm

The OSU Kungfu Club met hundreds of students at this annual Oval event. 
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test, July 30th, 2013
OSU Belt Test, July 2013
Congratulations on a successful test to Fa and Marya, 2nd Chieh, and Emil and Mark, 3rd Chieh.
And, thanks to local Shuai Chiao Black Belt Tamera Lake for helping to test our students.

OSU Leadership Collaborative Event
            Mark Sokolsky and Club President Taylor Thodiyil            Taylor warily observes Brutus Buckeye working the crowd

Wednesday Night, July 24th -- Mirror Lake, 9:30pm
This special event was to greet some eighty freshmen in the special leadership group.  Along with school spirit
sing-alongs, over 300 members of different campus groups were on hand to greet the new students.

TCAAT at San Jose State University
TCAAT 2013
Coach He Guanda, Master David Ch'ang of Taiwan
For more information:

Martial Arts Friendship Seminar
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Friendship Seminar, June 2013
Friendship Seminar at Dragon E's Black Belt Academy, Westerville, OH,  June 23rd, 2013                              Photo by Bob McNitt
Our general theme was, "Positioning".  Martial arts instructors of Taekwondo, Shorin-ryu Karate,
Tai-chi, Ba-qua Zhang, and Shuai Chiao Kungfu presented observations and methods from their styles.
The location was: Dragon E's Black Belt Academy, 214 Hoff Rd., Suite F, Westerville, OH  43082
, (614) 939-1389
Thanks to all students and instructors who made this a special and successful event.
2013, June 2nd, Chen Bing Push Hands Seminar
Chen Bing 2013 June Group
Head Instructor Mike Grigsby represented the OSU Kungfu Club at this special event.

Central Ohio COMFEST
With friends after the Chi-Gung Seminar, Sunday, June 30th, Columbus, Ohio
ComFest BubbleComFest Friends
Bubble-Master John                            Sifu Mike with the Bubble-Master and Troy

Asian Festival2013 Central Ohio Asian Festival
The OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club performed on Saturday, May 25th

Asian fest Diagonal Striking
Marya, Mark, Emil, and Fabricio do the Diagonal Striking form
Photo: Jahi Crouch

Asian Fest Stances
Thanks to our demo team members: Marya Barrios, Mark Scott, Emil Slobodnik, Fabricio Castellano, and photographer Jahi Crouch

Fabricio - outer shoulder throwMarya-hip throw
Fabricio throws Emil with Outer Shoulder Throw                     Marya throws Fabricio with Lower Body Control Hip Throw

The 21st Annual Great Lakes
Kung Fu Championships

and USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals
GLKF 2013 Group
Was held Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Case Western Reserve University
2138 Adelbert Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106
For more information: 216-431-4991

Congratulations to the OSU Kungfu Team at the 2013 Shuai Chiao Nationals
1st Place - Marya Barrios, 2nd Place - Fabricio Castellano

OSU Oriental Dance Troupe 10th Anniversary Show
OSU Oriental Dance Troupe
Our small Demo Team (Michelle, Sifu Mike, and Tach) put on a
solid demonstration of Shuai Chiao forms and techniques for this special event at
the Ohio Union Performance Hall, April 7th, 2013. 

Congratulations to the USA Team at the Yixing Shuaijiao
2013 International Invitational Tournament
Yixing2013-USA Team
photo by Jumiana Weng --  from USA Shuaijiao on Facebook
The USA Team finished in third place, more results to follow.
Congratulations to OSU Club members Marya Barrios and Fabricio Castellano
who qualified and traveled to China to compete on the USA Team.

Martial Arts Friendship Seminar
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Aki Friendship Seminar, Feb. 2013
Friendship Seminar at Aikido of Columbus, February 17th, 2013                              Photo by Robert McNitt
Our general theme was, "Fear".  Martial arts instructors of Aikido, Taekwondo, Shorin-ryu Karate,
Tai-chi, Ba-qua Zhang, and Shuai Chiao Kungfu presented observations and methods from their styles.
The location was: Aikido of Columbus,
3003 Silver Dr, Columbus, (614) 263-1111
Thanks to all students and instructors who made this a special and successful event.
Congratulations to the USA Team for a good showing
overall at this international tournament, and especially:
Matt Gelfand - First Place, 90Kg
Brandon Dahl - Second Place, 67Kg

Chang Dong-Sheng Memorial Tournament

Montichiari City, Italy, November 23rd, 2012
Italy 2012 Poster
OSU Hosts the USSA Shuai Chiao "Mini-Camp"
OSU MiniCamp Group
This special international training camp was hosted by the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU, and run by the
United States Shuaichiao Association: our national organization.
The Camp was presented by Dr. Chi-hsiu Weng, the founder of the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club, and his son, Jan-yu Weng, who is the current President of the USSA.  Shuai Chiao competitors from as far as California and New York attended this special event.

Martial Arts Night at the RPAC, August 23rd 2012
MA night Demos
Thanks to all the Martial Arts Sport Clubs at OSU, and Rec Sports Staff, who made this a successful event.


The Autumn 2012
Student Involvement Fair
On the Oval
Monday, August 20th

Jahi Crouch mans the
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Table

Special Summer Guest Workout, August 7th
August 2012 Group
Young  Judoka Trey Misiolek, instructor Mike Grigsby's nephew, joined us for an end-of-Summer throwing session.

First Asian Festival Friendship Seminar, June 9th 2012
Asian Festival Friendship Seminar
OSU Club members with Dr. Paul Linden at Aikido of Columbus

Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Spring Quarter Belt Test
May 2012 Belt Test
Thursday Night, May 31st, 2012  
Congratulations to those who advanced in rank, and thanks to local Shuai Chiao Black Belts; Ms. Tamera Lake,
Mr. Jerry Sheldon, and Mr. Raymond Trepanier, who were on the testing committee.

2012 Central Ohio Asian Festival
Asian Festival Throws

Asian Festival Team
The OSU Kungfu Club performed Shuai Chiao demonstrations both Saturday morning
and Sunday afternoon at this year's Central Ohio Asian Festival.

We attend the May 20th, 2012, Sport Club Banquet at the Fawcett Center
2012 Sport Club Banquet
The Kungfu Club Treasurer Eric, President Nick, Emil Slobodnik, Coach Grigsby, and Fabricio Castellano at the banquet.
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club was recognized for placing at the 2012 Shuai Chiao Kungfu National Championships Tournament.

WTCDaVinciWorld Tai Chi / Qigong Day
Saturday, April 28th
Thanks to all of the local Tai Chi players who came down to Goodale
Park for our WTCQD event.  The clouds parted, and the sun finally came out as we shared our Tai Chi forms with each other.

20th Great Lakes Kung-Fu Tournament
Congratulations to all participants in the
2012 USSA Shuai Chiao National Championships
held Saturday, April 14th, at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio

OSU Kungfu Club Members Place at the USSA Shuai Chiao National Championships
Congratulations to all of the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club members who competed at the Shuai Chiao Nationals!
With only one previous GLKF Shuai Chiao Nationals competitor, the young OSU Kungfu Club Team still did very well:
Marya Barrios returned to take a 1st Place in the Women's Divisions for the second year.
Wendy Dayton took 2nd Place in the Women's Lightweight Division
Eric Juang took 2nd Place in the Men's Heavyweight Division
Fabricio Castellano took 3rd Place in the Men's Heavy-Middleweight Division --
after fighting back with four consecutive wins in the second-level bracket.

Club President Nick Blum and Safety Officer Ben Crawford both won their second matches.
In his second match, former Club Treasurer Emil Slobodnik held a much heavier Black-Belt opponent scoreless
for two regular rounds --
and two overtime rounds -- forcing a final Judges' decision to end the match.
-- 2012 GLKF Tournament full Results --

2012 GLKF Kungfu Hairstyle Faceoff !
GLKF Hairstyle Faceoff
In their first match, the Fabulous Follicles of Canada's Colin Cooper
over the Jet Li Homage style of OSU's Fabricio Castellano.

Wave HandWave Hands Like Clouds
--   REAL KUNG-FU  --
This simple movement could work for you!
Even a little self-defense know-how can make a big difference when you need it.
Come to any Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club workout and see for yourself.

2012 Spring Involvement Fair: March 29th on the OSU Oval
Spring Involvement Fair
Club President Nicholas Blum talks with Club members Jahi and Max
at our table.

Chinese New Year Demo at the Kuhn House, February 28th, 2012

Our Demo Team gave two performances for the Honors Scholars, and did two short self-defense workshops,
teaching applications of the Tai Chi Chuan "Wave Hands Like Clouds" movement.

Dr. Weng Tai Chi Seminar at Ho-I: January 21st, 2012
Dr.Weng Seminar
OSU Participants in the Tai Chi Applications Seminar at Ho-I Martial Arts pose with Dr. Weng

John's Dragon
"Wrestling the Dragon"
Original artwork by former Club member Jonathan Smith,
who served in Afghanistan after graduating from OSU.

2011 December 28th Winter Break Workout
SC Winter Break Workout
Marya Barrios, her father, and Fabricio Castellano participated in the Shuai Chiao Kungfu
Winter Break Workout -- we worked on Push Hands, Chin-Na, and Short Praying Mantis Form.

Rec Sports And Kungfu Club Supports the Toys for Tots Charity
The Kungfu Club joined with the many other Sport Clubs on
December 1st, 2011, to help Rec Sports donate a total of over 1500 toys!

Congratulations to our tested Students!
November 2011 Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test

Belt Test Students
4th Chieh: Marya Barrios, Fabricio Castellano   5th Chieh: Emil Slobodnik,  Katie Minks,  Mark Sokolsky
OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Autumn Belt Test
Belt Test Nov. 2011
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Thanks to local Shuai Chiao black belts Mr. Raymond Trepanier, Ms. Tammi Lake, and Mr. Jerry Sheldon for their assistance.

Welcome our new 2011 Autumn Quarter Officers
Nick and Emil
President Nicholas Blum,  Treasurer Emil Slobodnik
at World Tai Chi Day, Columbus, Ohio

2011 Sport Club Banquet
2011 Sport Club Banquet
Kungfu Club members; Nicholas Blum, Amir Ahmed, Jonathan Smith, Derick Florian, and Coach Mike Grigsby,
(not shown; Emil Slobodnik, Marya Barrios, Fabricio Castellano.) Thanks to the Rec Sports Staff  for producing this year's banquet.

World Tai Chi / Qigong Day
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Thanks to all who participated in this year's WTCQD event!


Great Lakes Kung Fu Tournament  -  Held on April 9th, 2011
Congratulations to all GLKF Shuai Chiao Nationals Contestants! -- Results

Marya Barrios of the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club takes 1st Place

USSA President Jan-yu Weng,  Marya Barrios, OSU Coach Mike Grigsby, GLKF Director John Ervin

White Rabbit 2011Chinese New Year
The Club Performed Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
at Smith Residence Hall
and Tuesday,March 8th, at Drackett Tower

OSU Kungfu Demo Team

Come Celebrate the
Year of the White Rabbit
Learn Tai Chi and Shuai Chiao Kungfu with us!

Congratulations to Dr. Chi-Hisu D. Weng, founder of the OSU Kungfu Club
Dr.Weng receives Culture Prize
November 11th, 2010: Dr. Weng accepts a gift watch from Taiwan's President Ma
as a token of his selection as a recipient of the Chinese Martial Arts Award in the
16th Global Chinese Culture and Arts Awards ceremony in Taipei.
Dr. Weng received the award in recognition of his tireless promotion of Chinese
culture and tradition through the martial arts of Tai Chi and Shuai Chiao kungfu.

Autumn 2010 Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test
Autumn Test Group
Held at the OSU RPAC building, Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Congratulations to Sean Duffy, 5th Chieh; Amir Ahmed, 4th Chieh; Marya Barrios, 5th Chieh; and Fabricio Castellano, 5th Chieh.
And special thanks to Sifu Raymond Trepanier and Sifu Tammy Lake for serving on the Belt Test Committee.

MA Night DemoThanks to all the 
Martial Arts Clubs
and the RPAC Staff
who worked to present   
Martial Arts
at the RPAC
Thursday, Sept. 23th

Tom W. Davis Gym

Tan-Tui Kungfu and Tang Soo Do Rope Technique Seminars: August 14th, 2010
Tan-tui and BTSD Ropes Seminar Group
Master Mark Holtman of Buckeye Tang Soo Do, and Master Mike Grigsby of the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club
presented back-to-back Tan-tui and Tang Soo Do Rope Technique seminars for members of both Clubs.

Comfest 2010 GroupComfest 2010 chin-na

Chen Tai Chi Master Jeff Radcliff  leads a Chen Tai Chi workshop
Columbus Ohio ComFest 2010, Saturday, June 26th
OSU Sifu Mike Grigsby is instructed by Master Radcliff

OSU RecSports Department Sport Club Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

2010 Sport Club Banquet
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club members share a table with the OSU Judo Club

18th Annual Great Lakes
Kung-Fu Championships and Shuai Chiao Nationals
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Congratulations to all participants for a successful event!
GLKF 2010 Group Photo
Our thanks to Tournament Director Sifu John Ervin, and to Mr. James Van Doren and the Case Western Kung Fu Club for the venue.

Husam Sweidan Scores

OSU Kungfu Club member
Husam Sweidan scores in a
hard-fought match against
Canadian Jerret Hansen

Great Lakes
Shuai Chiao Nationals
at Case Western University
April 24th, 2010

OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Team Attends the GLKF Shuai Chiao Nationals
Our six-man team had only one previous fighter at the GLKF: Husam Sweidan, who took 2nd place in the Middleweight division.
Club President Amir Ahmed placed 4th in the Middle-Heavyweight division.

Kungfu Club Team members prepare mentally and physically for Combat
OSU Team Prepares
Come join us and develop your own "mad skills" in kungfu!

Congratulations to OSU Club Members who participated
in the 2010, 34th Battle of Columbus Chinese Martial Arts Division
Team members took home a 1st, two 2nds, and a 3rd place medal
in the Moving Push Hands and Sanshou Divisions, Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Amir1Amir Ahmed controlling...
Amir2...and throwing his opponent.
Amir dominated through most of the match and took First Place in the Push Hands Middleweight Division

Sean1Sean Duffy in his first match against an experienced opponent forced a third round, and scored a maximum four-point throw before being edged out on points.

Sean2Sean, in his second match, won on points.
Sean3Jow Ga Master and Referee Mike Barry
  raises Sean Duffy's hand as BOC Push Hands Lightweight Division Second Place winner.
MG1Mike Grigsby pressing on Tim Hwang.
Master Hwang easily won this match with his superior push hands skill and power

MG2A nice, clean, counter-throw,
but opponent James came back to win on points and take second place in the Heavyweight Division.


Battle of Columbus
Heavyweight Push Hands

First Place Winner,
Tim Hwang

Third Place,
Mike Grigsby

 Chinese Sanshou Division
Husam1Husam Sweidan competed in the
Battle of Columbus Chinese Sanshou Middleweight Division
Husam2Despite a very strong start, with a blitz of punches and a powerful throw, Husam was eventually overcome by this experienced opponent's skill and stamina, but took 2nd Place in his Sanshou weight division.

Tiger demo
Lincoln Tower Demo for Chinese New Year
Lincoln Tower Demo Group
Our thanks to our fellow martial artists of the Buckeye Tang Soo Do Club, who joined with the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club to put on a demonstration and offer free self-defense lessons to the Lincoln Tower dorm residents on February 17th, 2010.

OSU Club Winter Belt Test -- February 11th, 2010
February 2010 Belt Test
Congratulations to:   Amir Ahmed (5th Chieh), Mike Hall (4th Chieh) and Husam Sweidan (2nd Chieh)

Taizhou matchOur Congratulations to Cupertino's Charles Lin
Inside Kung-fu Magazine's
2010 Competitor of the Year
Check out the February 2010 Inside Kung-fu (vol.38,  #2)
Trained at Dr. Chi-hsiu Weng's Cupertino Kung-fu Club,
Charles is the first Shuai Chiao Competitor to be so honored!
  Photo by Ann Ly

Grappling with the eventual winner in         Lin History at GLKF
Taizhou, China,  in late 2007 Charles took 3rd
place, pushing the USA Team to 4th place overall

Finishing in 4th place in his first appearance at the 2005
Great Lakes Kung-Fu and Shuai Chiao Nationals,
Charles rapidly ascended the divisions and places.

 The OSU Shuai Chiao Club's top competitor, Husam Sweidan, and Ho-I Instructor Ryan Shumaker both gave their best efforts
 in 2008, but were overcome by the deceptive calmness of Mr. Lin.  Master Shumaker, especially, is no novice to competition:
Click here to see how Shumaker handled his first opponent in the same tournament.

Lin vs SweidanGLKF2008Lin vs Shumaker

    Photos by Mike Hall

Push Hands Class at the Chinese Martial Arts Center November 29th, 2009
CMAC Push hands group
Special thanks to Master Shie-Ming Hwang and Sifu Timothy Hwang for instructing our Club members.

YearOfTheOxThanks to the RPAC Staff who made our
2009  Year of the Ox
Shuai Chiao Kungfu

Saturday,  October 3rd
a successful event!
Held in the RPAC Building on
The Ohio State University campus
Columbus, Ohio

Ox Tournament Group
And our Thanks to all competitors, officials, and guests.
Year of the Ox Tournament Results

Amir AhmedWe welcome our new Club President for Fall, 2009

Amir  Ahmed


The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU Presents a Tan Tui Kungfu Seminar
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Tan Tui Group Photo
OSU Shuai Chiao Head Instructor Mike Grigsby, President Andrew Malonis, and President-elect Amir Ahmed
Presented two hours of Tan Tui forms and applications to the instructors and advanced students of the
Buckeye Tang Soo Do Club

~~ World Tai Chi and Chi Gung Day ~~
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Goodale Park, Columbus, Ohio
And around the world:

OSU Lantern article on the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club:

OSU Lantern Video Interview posted:

A print article is also available in the Lantern Online:

Check out extra action Club photos from Lantern photographer
Eric Pacella:
Club Photos, 4-1-2009

Shuai Chiao Club Winter Belt Test
January 20th, 2009

Winter 2009 Belt Test
Andrew Malonis,    Travis Stoy,        Husam Sweidan,      Thomas Seeber
4th Chieh            
4th Chieh              3rd Chieh              4th Chieh
Our thanks to black belt Raymond Trepanier and 1st Chieh Jaron Bernstein
for being on the testing committee.

Club Alumnus, Gavin Max, visits OSU
Club Instructors Jack Chuang (Left) and Mike Grigsby (Right)
With Club Alumnus (1994!) Gavin Max, of Chicago

Ch’ang Style Weekend in San Francisco
Was Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd, 3rd, 2008

Photo from E. Chen,
For Full Results, click here...

Tan-tui Kungfu Clinic Presented for the Buckeye Tang Soo Do Club
August 3rd, 2008

TanTui Group 2008
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Instructor Mike Grigsby with Buckeye Tang Soo Do Instructor Tom Marker and BTSD members

OSU Kungfu Club Head Instructor Mike Grigsby presented a two-hour Tan-tui Kungfu seminar for the Buckeye Tang Soo Do Club on August 3rd, 2008.  The founder of Tang Soo Do, Hwang Kee, studied Tan-tui kungfu and other Northern Chinese styles which he incorporated, along with Okinawan and the Korean martial arts, into his eclectic Tang Soo Do (literally, "Chinese Hand") style.  The Grandmaster of our school of Shuai Chiao, Ch'ang Tung Sheng, was also an eclectic martial artist, and had passed down his knowlege and interpretation of the Tan-tui forms.  It was a pleasure and honor to help spread the knowlege of this Northern Chinese Muslim form of kungfu to other serious martial artists of the modern era.

Tan-tui throw
Demonstrating a practical application of the Tan-tui number Four form

Shuai Chiao Club Picnic: June 21st, 2008
  Thanks to Club VP Sugumar Murugesan for promoting our picnic and boomerang throwing seminar.

Spring Quarter, 2008, Shuai Chiao Club Belt Test
Congratulations to our three new 5th Chieh (Green) and two new 4th Chieh (Green/Blue) belts.
Special thanks to Club Alumnus Elek Karnai, and black belts Tamera Lake and Jack Chuang for being on the Testing Committee.

            Steve Feldman,   Andrew Malonis,   Travis Stoy,    Husam Sweidan, Michael Hall, Mike Grigsby, Elek Karnai, Tamera Lake, Jack Chuang
    Photo by Club VP Sugumar Murugesan, photo support by Thomas Seeber

The OSU Club Sends a Team to the USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals

GLKF08team April 19th, 2008  
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club
at The Ohio State University
sent a three man team to the USSA
Shuai Chiao Nationals at the Great
Lakes Kungfu Tournament  at
Case Western Reserve  University
in Cleveland, Ohio

None of the team members had any previous tournament experience.
Despite this, our two Green Belts,
Husam Sweidan and Tom Seeber
both placed 3rd in their divisions.

Malonis Match

OSU Club President Andrew Malonis
in his first match has opponent John Wedow
lightly dodge an attempted technique,
as referee Tim Braun observes.

~Photo by Michael Hall


OSU Club Safety Officer Husam Sweidan
soundly defeats Samuel Hai, 10-0.

Husam lost only to the eventual first place
winner, international competitor and
Shuai Chiao black belt, Charles Lin.

~Photo by Michael Hall


OSU Heavyweight Thomas Seeber
brings down young Justin Eafford
after lifting him up to chest-height
with the Shuai Chiao "embracing" throw.

~Photo by Michael Hall

MG Refereeing

OSU Club Head Instructor
Mike Grigsby referees a hard-fought match.

Chris Genet (left) finished 3rd and Matt Gelfand (right) 2nd
in the 196 to 215 lb division.

View a video of this Match at:

~Photo by Michael Hall


The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at The Ohio State University (return)