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

Upcoming  Events and Tournaments:

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!

Last bow
Mike Grigsby, Head Instructor


Sadly, I must announce the end of the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at The Ohio State University.

There 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.

We have not been able to maintain the minimum Club membership levels expected by the OSU Recreational Sports Department for several years.  

The 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.

I 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

Past Event and OSU Club News:

Thanks to the attendees at the
2021 COPHC
Following the rules...

But happy to be pushing again!

Ohio Kungfu Taichi Day, October 9th, 2021

Ohio Kungfu Taichi Day 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

WTCQD imageWorld 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

2020 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 sports event.
Arnold BOC 2020 group
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:

Case Western University Shuai Chiao Scrimmage
February 22nd, 2020
CWU 2020 Scrimmage
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
Ronin training camp
Thanks to local Sifu Nick Osborne for organizing this event for Ohio shuaijiao students.  (picture from video by David Bordeaux)

2019 Push-hands group
Thanks to all participants in the 2019
Central Ohio Push-Hands Conference
November 16th, 2019

Ohio Kung Fu Tai Chi Day
Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2019, Dublin, OH
kftc - diagonal striking
The OSU Kungfu Demo Team shows the "Diagonal Striking" form.

kftc2019- chopping
The applications section of the demo starts with a bang!

MA showcase
2019 - Martial Arts Showcase at the Union
MA showcase table
Club officers Adam and Edward run our table at the event.

2019 Student Involvement Fair -- Sunday, August 18th
2019 SIF
Kungfu Club Officers Tianqi (Bill) and Adam answer questions at our table.

2019 Great Lakes

Shuai-Chiao Nationals

GLKF 2019 group
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Thanks to all the contestants, coaches, and officials who made this event a success.


ABOC2019 Fa throw

2019 Arnold 

Battle of Columbus

March 2nd, 2019

Taiji Push-hands 


Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club member Fa Castellano
takes down opponent Jared. Fa won the Heavyweight Silver medal.

Image courtesy of Chris Burnett

Buckeye-Prep Throw
Bill throws Edward at the "Be Prepared" event

buckeyes prepared

RPAC North Gym, (on the lower level) Friday, January 18th, 5:00-7:00pm
Snacks, drinks, safety items, self-defense demonstrations and more.
Self-Defense Against Rape

Pluto Probe AntennaOSU Kungfu Club's
Plutonian & Ultima Thule

On 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 OSU:

GLKF 2005 - Willie   
   At the 2005 USSA Shuai Chiao Nationals tournament
Willie was a silver medalist.

   The New Horizons Probe had flown by Pluto on July 14th, 2015
Pluto ice mountains
           11,000 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:

Pluto-Ultima comparisonUltima-notes1
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

COPHC conference 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
Ankle propping
Ohio Kungfu Tai Chi Day
For more information:

What goes around, comes around: Sifu Mike's turn!


TCAAT 2018 Tournament
Saturday, July 14th, 2018

At San Jose State University

For more information:
Or email Yu-Kuang Chang:

Coach Virgil Goodwine

Our sincere condolences on the passing of

OSU Judo Club Coach Virgil Goodwine

Sensei Goodwine was a friend and mentor
for the Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club at OSU.

WTCQD logo

World Tai Chi Qigong Day

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 Goodale Park.


2018 Great Lakes

Shuai-Chiao Nationals

Saturday, April 21st

Thanks to all the competitors and officials that made this year's event a great success
* * Click here for Full Results * *

Congratulations to the OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Team
OSU 2018 GLKF team
for placing at the 2018 Shuai Chiao Nationals
Marya Barrios - Gold,      Jay Harper - Silver,     Adam Vanderhorst - Bronze

Sifu Chin visit on March 6th
Sifu Chin visit March 6th, 2018
Many thanks to Sifu James Chin, who visited us again to share his insights on shuaijiao technique.

Tai Chi Push Hands Competition
at the Arnold Battle of Columbus: March 3rd, 2018
Arnold BOC 2018
Instituted by Grandmaster Hwang:  officiated by Sifu Radcliff, Sifu Grigsby, and Sifu Tisdale

OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Belt Test
Thursday night, March 1st, 2018
Spring 2018 Belt Test
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.

Many Thanks to Sifu James Chin -- OSU Seminar 1-25-2018
Sifu Chin Seminar

OSU Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club service:
Habitat for Humanity house build, January 2018
Habitat Team
Building Team: Ritchie, Bill, Adam, and Jay

Grandmaster David C.K. Lin
In Memoriam

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

World Cup 2017
For more information:

November 18th, 2017 -- 4th Annual Central Ohio Push-Hands Conference
2017 Push-Hands group
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 across Ohio.

2017 Fire Rooster
Thanks to all the Shuaijiao competitors, officials, and RecSports staff who made this a successful event!
Rooster2017 group
We had 24 competitors from across Ohio who fought in 32 matches with over 100 full throwing techniques scored.
Special thanks to visiting officials: Alva Ervin, Gino Belfiore, Tim Braun, and Jon Braun;
local officials: Tammi Lake and Jack Chuang; and announcer Eric Brinkman.
* * * Full Results * * *

Congratulations to the OSU Kungfu Club Rooster team!
OSU Rooster team
Marya Barrios - Gold,   Adam Vanderhorst - Gold,   Jay Harper - Gold
Daniel Murphy - Silver,   Matthew Hucke - Silver,   Jaron Bernstein - Bronze

OSU kungfu day demo team
OSU Kungfu Club Demo Team: Marya, Fa, Sifu Mike, Mark, Jay, and Bill
Ohio Kung Fu day demo
The OSU Shuai Chiao demo team bows in ...
2017 kungfu day

Shuai Chiao Kungfu Club Fundraiser! -- Monday, October 9th
Blaze Pizza fundraiser


Saturday, September 16th, 2017

St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario

For more information contact Sifu Jason McCoy:

OSU Student Involvement Fair
Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Oval Fair 2016

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 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.

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

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