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Artwork of Shuai-Chiao Stance
    Shuai-Chiao's initiates use the following training methods to build their skills:

    1. Static Stances
    2. Shadow Practice
    3. Double Practice, and
    4. Sparring

    In addition, there are also certain types of training equipment used by Shuai-Chiao practitioners.

    Rock pole training 1. Rock pole
    2. One sided rock pole
    3. Twisting pole
    4. Belt cracking
    5. Pushing Bricks
    6. Training Pulley

    We also use modern equipment to further improve our training, such as training bags, body shields, punching targets, and training armor.

    Eks Stance

    Static Stances

    The first step in Combat Shuai-Chiao training is usually the static stances. During ancient times, there were 13 static stances, known as the 13 Precious Things (shi san tai bao). These serve to help the beginner establish a strong foundation and develop the leg strength to maintain balance while exerting force. Performing these stances requires a certain degree of physical force, but applying force can also disrupt balance, so the standing postures is a self-test of balance and proper positioning. The postures can be practiced either with empty hands, or while holding bricks.

    Balance Stance

    Slant Cut Shadow Practice

    Shadow Practice

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    Combat Shuai-Chiao places a heavy emphasis on finishing an engagement as quickly as possible, especially when dealing with multiple attackers. Daily training should revolve around as realistic a situation as possible, so we practice the use of kicks, punches, vital point strikes, and joint locks to finish a fallen opponent. Since Combat Shuai-Chiao places such a heavy emphasis on following devastating throws with a barrage of punishing strikes, there is little emphasis on ground grappling.