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ACSCA
Atlanta, Georgia Chapter
Austin, Texas Chapter
Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Dallas, Texas Chapter
San Antonio, Texas Chapter
Carolina NC/SC Chapters
Texas Shuai-Chiao Chapters
SoCal (Southern California) Combat Shuai-Chiao Club


    Shuai-Chiao's Modern Evolution & the Birth of American Combat Shuai-Chiao Association

    During ancient times, Shuai-Chiao's earliest usage was as a military hand-to-hand combat training system. Following the Chin Dynasty (after 246 B.C.), the art of Shuai-Chiao began to disseminate into the general populace with the establishment of safer competition rules. Even from its earliest beginnings, most of the well-known Shuai-Chiao practitioners were also experienced in other forms of martial arts. Because of this, some teachers incorporated the striking techniques from other systems while teaching their students. Thus, strong techniques from other striking arts can be seen during combat situations when Shuai-Chiao is applied.

    ACSCA Logo In order to preserve the essence of Shuai-Chiao's original fighting science and its true application in combat, some of Gransmaster Ch'ang Tung-sheng's students organized the American Combat Shuai-Chiao Association in 1990. Currently, there are four main branches of the American Combat Shuai-Chiao Association. These branches are overseen by the senior-most members of the association who trained with Grandmaster Ch'ang. The contact information for each branch is listed below, as is a short instructor bio for each of the branch holder.

    In addition to the sport-style competition, we also have developed the combat-style Shuai-Chiao competition. For the safety of the participants, body armor is worn to allow the fullest expression of combat technique under the most realistic situations possible, while mitigating the risk of permanent or serious injury.




    Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

    Master Lin & his Academy

    Master David Lin

    email: david@combatshuaichiao.com

    Master David C.K. Lin is the senior-most practitioner of Combat Shuai-Chiao. He trained the longest with Grandmaster Ch'ang and first coined the term "Combat Shuai-Chiao", which is now trademarked. Relocating from Taiwan to the US at the invitation of Sionics, a prestigious Georgia-based Anti-terrorism school, Master Lin now teaches and lives in the outskirts of Atlanta, traveling occasionally for seminars and workshops.

    For an article on Master David Lin that appeared in the Feb. 2000 issue of Black Belt Magazine, please click here.




    Austin, Texas Chapter

    Master Wang & his Academy

    Instructor: Master John Wang

    email: johnwang@combatshuaichiao.com




    John S. Wang, deciple of the grand master Chang, Dong Sheng (the Chinese wrestling king), has forty years of martial arts experience and has won competitions in the United States and China, including three time United States heavy weight champion in Shuai Chiao (1982, 1983, 1984). Mr. Wang has taken the first US Shuai-Chiao teams to compete in Taiwan (1984) and Mainland China (1985). He has been teaching in Austin since 1972 and serves on the board of directors for the American Combat Shuai Chiao Association.

    Training Techniques

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    WMV Format
    1. Tree Kick
    2. Chain Kick
    3. Toe Kick
    4. Matching Kick
    5. Side Door Chop
    6. Head Lock
    7. 13 Tai Bao 24 Shi (Shadow Practice)

    AVI Format
    1. Tree Kick
    2. Chain Kick
    3. Toe Kick
    4. Matching Kick
    5. Side Door Chop
    6. Head Lock
    7. 13 Tai Bao 24 Shi (Shadow Practice)




    Chicago, Illinois Chapter

    Master Wu & his Academy

    Instructor: Master Brian Wu

    email: brianwumd@hotmail.com






    Dallas, Texas Chapter

    Master Ke & his Academy

    Instructor: Master Victor Ke

    email: victor.ke@gmail.com




    Dallas Shuai-Chiao Classes w/ Master Victor Ke
    New class on Jan 27, 2013 from 12:50 ~ 2:50 pm
    Location: Small gym @ 1820 North Floyd Road, Richardson, TX
    Please see previous flyers below for more info about Shuai-Chiao

    See Class Info 1
    See Class Info 2




San Antonio, Texas Chapter

San Antonio Instructor - Kirk Woller


Instructor: Sifu Kirk Woller

email: kwoller@satx.rr.com


Sifu Kirk Woller is the Head Instructor of Combat Shuai Chiao in San Antonio. He has trained for over twenty-five years in a number of Chinese Martial disciplines with his primary training being in Shuai Chiao (7th deng / 3rd degree black belt) under Master John S. Wang. Additional arts include concepts from Shaolin Long Fist, Wing Chun, Filipino Stick Fighting, and ground controlling techniques. Competing in various tournaments through the years, he placed 3rd in the 1984 National Shuai Chiao Tournament as a light middleweight and has performed in demonstrations in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Sifu Woller has trained personally with Grandmaster Ch?ang Tung Sheng in the United States and with Grandmaster Ch?ang?s brother during a competitive goodwill tour in The People?s Republic of China.

For more information, click on the following picture to go to the school link:

San Antonio Instructor - Kirk Woller






Carolina NC/SC Chapters

Instructor: Sifu Norman “Omar” Harvin

email: omar@combatshuaichiao.com


Check out an introductory video of our SC/NC chapter under Sifu Omar
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtWIck4a67M

Sifu Omar has trained for over twenty-five years in the American and Chinese disciplines. He started his training at the early age of nine in various American and Greco Freestyle wrestling systems, while living in New York. Omar moved to South Carolina with his family and continued training in the American Freestyle wrestling system. He ultimately started training in the Chinese disciplines of Hung Gar and years later Combat Shuai Chiao. Omar continues to train and study in the system of Combat Shuai Chiao, through Master David Lin, Combat Shuai Chiao?s foremost authority. He has won countless awards, in both national and international tournaments. His most current achievements, all in the open weight divisions are as follows: the Ohio State USSA, Shuai Chiao Nationals (2008); Austin Texas AAU Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Nationals (2008); and Wong Fei Hung Internationals (2008).

Omar works in the entertainment industry. He is also the head instructor and teaches Combat Shuai Chiao and Hung Gar at the two Combat Martial Arts Fight Schools in Columbia, South Carolina. The Combat Martial Arts Fight Schools places emphasizes on real combat for real streets, along with high moral ethics.

For more information, please contact Sifu Omar






Texas Shuai-Chiao Chapters


Instructor: Sifu Paul Wayne Gerald
email: kungfupaul2002@yahoo.com
website: www.texas-shuai-chiao.com

A 3rd degree black belt since 2003, Sifu Paul Wayne Gerald has been actively teaching for over 20 years. The school under Sifu Paul Wayne has held multiple tournaments, workshops, and demonstrations internationally. Active in combative martial arts tournaments, his students competed internationally and placed 1st and 2nd in ACSCA Italy tournament in 2004. Withi his in-depth experience in Martial Arts, Sifu Paul Wayne Gerald has much to offer for Shuai-Chiao enthusiasts:
   Combat Shuai-Chiao
   San Da (San Shou)
   Chang Tai-Chi

Check out this excellent international demonstration from Sifu Paul Wayne Gerald and his students:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bne1zvmbRs

For more information, please contact Paul Wayne Gerald






SoCal (Southern California) Combat Shuai-Chiao Club


Instructors: James Lin / Mark Cheng

email: james@combatshuaichiao.com or jameslin63@yahoo.com


James Lin and Mark Cheng are both CSC enthusiasts and students of Master David Lin for many years. If you are also a CSC enthusiasts and likes to join us to work out, train, and learn, contact either Mark or James.