The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU
is inactive as of 11-21-21
Thanks to all who supported and practiced with us.
over the last forty years!
Mike Grigsby, Head Instructor
Sadly, I must announce the end of the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at The Ohio State University.
have been long-term cultural and educational trends that have greatly
reduced the free time available for the average OSU student.
Course loads have increased to the point that their evenings are often
taken up by homework and multiple study groups.
have not been able to maintain the minimum Club membership levels
expected by the OSU Recreational Sports Department for several
Covid pandemic dealt the final blow: we could not have any physical
meetings, on or off Campus, for a year and a half. Thanks to the
efforts of the President and Treasurer of the Club, who graduated just
as the shut-down began in the Spring of 2020 but kept in contact with
OSU, I was able in the Fall of 2021 to participate in the major OSU
Student Fair event, and got an RPAC room for one night a week.
Unfortunately, even with OSU Rec Sports being flexible with some
requirements, it was not to be: the first round of mid-terms knocked
our membership down to only two or three students.
want to thank all the people who have supported the OSU Shuai Chiao
Kungfu Club over the last thirty-six years that I have been the Head
Instructor; from my teacher and Club Founder, Dr. Chi-hsiu Weng, to my
last three students. It has been an honor, a privilege, and a lot
of fun to teach Shuai Chiao for so long.
Mike Grigsby, Instructor
The Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU
Event and OSU Club News:
Thanks to the attendees at the
Following the rules...
But happy to be pushing again!
Ohio Kungfu Taichi Day, October 9th, 2021
OSU Shuai Chiao participated in the Central Ohio Push-Hands Club demonstration.
A special thanks to all the students who signed up for more information at the SIF.
Your interest helped us get our practice time for Autumn Semester!
* * 2021 Student Involvement Fair * *
We were there!
Table #163 in the Orange
Sport Clubs section
World Tai Chi Qigong Day
Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Local event at Goodale Park, Columbus, Ohio
9:30am - 11:00am at the north end of the park near the pond
Proper social distancing will be observed.
* * Due to OSU COVID-19 regulations * *
all OSU Sport Club practices for Spring, 2021, are still cancelled.
The Spring 2021 Student Involvement Fair will be held
as a virtual gathering on Thursday, January 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00pm
Arnold Battle of Columbus -- Still ON!
The Push-Hands competition was on Saturday, March 7th
at the Ohio Expo Center Voinovich Building.
Due to virus concerns, spectators were limited to parents and family.
Thanks to all the athletes and officials who came for this last city
Congratulations to Club member Fa Castellano, who won Gold in fixed step push-hands,
a Silver medal in moving step push-hands, and a Gold medal in his very first Sambo competition!
For more info: www.bocworldgames.com
Case Western University Shuai Chiao Scrimmage
February 22nd, 2020
Thanks to Case Kung-fu Club Sifu James Van Doren for organizing this event.
Shuai Chiao Mini-Camp at Ronin Martial Arts Training Center
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Thanks to local Sifu Nick Osborne for organizing this event for Ohio shuaijiao students. (picture from video by David Bordeaux)
to all participants in the 2019
Central Ohio Push-Hands Conference
November 16th, 2019
Ohio Kung Fu Tai
Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2019, Dublin, OH
Kungfu Demo Team shows the "Diagonal Striking" form.
applications section of the demo starts with a bang!
2019 - Martial Arts Showcase
at the Union
Club officers Adam and Edward
run our table at the event.
2019 Student Involvement Fair
-- Sunday, August 18th
Kungfu Club Officers
Tianqi (Bill) and Adam answer questions at our table.
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Thanks to all the contestants, coaches, and officials who made this
event a success.
* FULL TOURNAMENT RESULTS *
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club member Fa Castellano
takes down opponent Jared. Fa won the Heavyweight Silver
Image courtesy of Chris Burnett
Bill throws Edward at the "Be Prepared" event
RPAC North Gym, (on
the lower level) Friday, January 18th, 5:00-7:00pm
Snacks, drinks, safety items, self-defense demonstrations and more.
& Ultima Thule
New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2019, the New Horizons Probe
spacecraft flew by Kuiper Belt object, Ultima Thule.
The probe is over 4 billion miles away, and
travelling at 31,000 miles per hour!
OSU Club member Dr. Willie Theunissen
at the OSU Electroscience Lab, 2005,
with Sifu Grigsby and the New Horizons Probe antenna.
More information on the New Horizons antenna work done at
At the 2005 USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals tournament
Willie was a silver medalist.
Horizons Probe had flown by Pluto on July 14th, 2015
foot high ice mountains on Pluto
Three and a half years after the encounter with Pluto, the first photos
of Ultima Thule, an object too small to be a planet and in a primordial
state, show great promise for the science to come:
Congratulations to Willie and the many amazing teams of people who
worked on this mission for over thirty years!
5th Annual Central Ohio Push-Hands Conference, November 17th, 2018
Many thanks to the local
Taiji Push-hands players and participants who came from across Ohio.
Tianqi Huang demonstrates ankle-propping at the 2018 Ohio event
July 14th, 2018
San Jose State University
more information: www.usashuaijiao.com
condolences on the passing of
Judo Club Coach Virgil Goodwine
Sensei Goodwine was a friend and mentor
for the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 -- 10:00am
Goodale Park: in the Short North, Columbus, Ohio
We met near the
Gazebo, just south of the pond, at the northeast corner of
Congratulations to the OSU Shuai
Chiao Kungfu Club Team
for placing at the 2018 Shuai Chiao Nationals
Barrios - Gold, Jay Harper - Silver,
Adam Vanderhorst - Bronze
Sifu Chin visit on March 6th
thanks to Sifu James Chin, who visited us again to share his insights
on shuaijiao technique.
Tai Chi Push Hands
at the Arnold Battle of Columbus: March 3rd, 2018
by Grandmaster Hwang: officiated by Sifu Radcliff, Sifu
Grigsby, and Sifu Tisdale
OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club
night, March 1st, 2018
Congratulations to new
5th Chieh (Green Belts): Adam, Jay, Mark, Bill, and Scott and 2nd
Chieh: President Richie Tran
Also, sincere thanks to
the Black Belts of our Testing Committee: Fabricio, Jaron, and Jack.
Thanks to Sifu James Chin -- OSU Seminar 1-25-2018
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club service:
for Humanity house build, January 2018
Building Team: Ritchie, Bill,
Adam, and Jay
We are saddened to note the passing of
Grandmaster David C.K. Lin
Master Lin was a major figure in the Ch'ang Teng-Sheng Lineage,
and a founder of the American Combat Shuai Chiao Association.
He will be missed.
Photo: Black Belt Magazine
18th, 2017 -- 4th Annual Central Ohio Push-Hands Conference
Many thanks to our participants and to Sifu Jeff
Radcliff for his opening presentation.
Over three hours of direct practice and instruction with folks from
Thanks to all the
Shuaijiao competitors, officials, and RecSports staff who made this a
We had 24 competitors from across
Ohio who fought in 32 matches with over 100 full throwing techniques
Special thanks to visiting officials: Alva Ervin, Gino Belfiore, Tim
Braun, and Jon Braun;
local officials: Tammi Lake and Jack Chuang; and announcer Eric
to the OSU Kungfu Club Rooster team!
Marya Barrios - Gold,
Adam Vanderhorst - Gold, Jay Harper - Gold
Daniel Murphy - Silver, Matthew Hucke - Silver,
Jaron Bernstein - Bronze
OSU Kungfu Club Demo
Team: Marya, Fa, Sifu Mike, Mark, Jay, and Bill
The OSU Shuai
Chiao demo team bows in ...
Kungfu Club Fundraiser! -- Monday, October 9th
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Clair College, Windsor, Ontario
information contact Sifu Jason McCoy: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSU Student Involvement Fair
August 20th, 2017
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Demo
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Kungfu Club Belt Test, April 27th, 2017
Congratulations to Daniel
Murphy, 2nd Chieh, and Ritchie Tran, 3rd Chieh.
The Great Lakes Kung-fu
Tournament and Shuai Chiao Nationals
April 22nd, 2017
here for results...
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.
Student Involvement Fair
President Ritchie Tran
the Ohio Union, January 19th
Ohio Push-hands Conference
November 19th, 2016
to all who attended the Central Ohio Push-hands Conference!
October 15th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive,
information: 773-677-6850, email@example.com,
OSU Student Involvement
August 21st, 2016
Club President Ritchie
and Vice-President Dan at the 2016 SIF on the Oval
and Sunday, July 30th-31st, 2016
For more infomation
Special Visit by Sifu James
Chin of New York City, July 7th, 2016
Many thanks to Sifu Chin
for sharing some of his Shuaijiao expertise with us!
Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club 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 Sokolsky-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.
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,
OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu
Club Team -- 2016 Nationals
Congratulations to the
OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Team for their performance at the USSA
Chris Slocum - First Place, Fabricio Castellano - Second
Place, and Club President Michelle Kaiser - Third Place.
Lakes Kung Fu Tournament and Shuai Chiao Nationals
April 16th, 2016