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


OSU Kungfu Club Events:  2010 - 2006

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

Drew We welcome our new Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club President for 2008

                          Andrew Malonis

Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test
November 29th, 2007
November Belt Test
                        Elek Karnai         Husam Sweidan,            Tom Seeber,       Steve Feldman,  Joseph Belisle, Sugumar Murugesan, Mike Grigsby,  Raymond Trepanier

The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU held a belt test on November 29th, 2007.  Five Club members were elevated in rank:

Safety Officer Husam Sweidan, 5th Chieh;
Tom Seeber, 5th Chieh; Treasurer Steve Feldman, 5th Chieh;  President Joseph Belisle, 5th Chieh; 
Vice-President Sugumar Murugesan, 3rd Chieh.
Our thanks to Club Alumnus Elek Karnai (1992-1995) and 9th Teng Black Belt Raymond Trepanier
for officiating in  the United States Shuai-Chiao Association Belt Test Committee

Shuai Chiao Mini-Camp at OSU,  October 27th, 2007

Dr. Chi-hsiu (Daniel) Weng and the President of the United States Shuai-Chiao Association, Jan-yu Weng
presented an all-day international tournament training seminar and "Mini-Camp" at OSU.  Members of
the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU and Shuai Chiao students from all over Ohio attended the RPAC event.

The highlighted participants: Ernest Smoot, Krisanne Litinas, Jamie Van Doran, Krista Curtner, and Ian Donovan 
were selected for the USA Shuai Chiao Team that competed in Shanghai,China, in late November 2007.
The USA Team took 4th place -- the highest placing non-Chinese Team!

All of these participants at the Mini-Camp studied with Dr. Weng at OSU over twenty years ago!


Shuai Chiao Club President Joseph Belisle and
Club Treasurer Steve Feldman work on some
of the basic hand entry techniques.


It gets much harder when you
actually try to throw someone!


Dr. Weng shows hand technique control on
Instructor Raymond Trepanier


USSA President Jan-yu Weng
shows OSU Club Vice-
President Sugumar Murugesan  basic entry technique.

The 2007 AAU Chinese Martial Arts Division Kung Fu
and Tai Chi National Championships

Was completed Saturday September 8, 2007

At the Brushy Creek Community Center - Austin, Texas

AAU Shuai Chiao Competitors

Competitors and Officials of the AAU 2007 Shuai Chiao Division
For More information check out the official website:
Or contact Sifu DavePickens directly at:

Short video clip of Grandmaster Ch'ang
posted on the web.

[click here for video]

Great Lakes Kung Fu Championships, USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals -- April 21st, 2007

Congratulations and thanks to all competitors and officials at the Great Lakes Kung Fu
USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals Tournament held April 21st, 2007
Click here for Full Results...

Special Pre-Nationals Workout Hosted by OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club
On March 29th Master Matt Mollica and Ho-I students joined Sifu Mike Grigsby and members of the
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU for a special pre-tournament workout before the 2007 GLKFC

Congratulations to Club Members tested for Belt Rank, June 1st, 2006
  Kyle Kelly, 4th Chieh     Tim Goytowski, 1st Chieh     Jaron Bernstein, 1st Chieh     Sugumar Murugesan, 4th Chieh
-- Special thanks to test committee Black Belt Instuctors Tamera Lake and James Mattox --

Special Thanks to all Participants in the
2006 Great Lakes Kungfu Tournament

OSU Shuai Chiao Club President Kyle Kelly Places at
2006 Great Lakes Shuai Chiao Kungfu Nationals

KyleKelly ShePengThrow
International competitor She-Peng Weng dominates
in the last match of the division.

   Kyle Kelly takes 3rd Place
2006 GLKF Shuai Chiao Nationals

OSU Shuai Chiao Club members attend
"Strategies for Advanced Tournament Fighting"
Seminar by Dr. Daniel Weng, held March 30, 2006
Held at the Ho-I Martial Arts Academy
10 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

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