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Tag Archives: Shuai Chiao

Shuai chiao (also spelled shuai jiao) is known as China's wrestling and throwing art. With roots going back 2,000 to 3,000 years, it may be one of the oldest styles in existence. Shuai chiao strategy encourages students to use hand and foot strikes to soften up an opponent, then move in for a bone-breaking throw. Unlike judo, in which breakfalls can usually be done to lessen the impact of a throw, shuai chiao teaches students to lock the limbs before throwing, which intensifies the impact.Shuai chiao was popularized by Chang Dung-sheng, a Chinese master who fought many challenge matches in China before relocating to Taiwan to teach at the Central Police Academy. The art is practiced in Asia, the United States and Europe.

Mixed Martial Arts in China: Sanshou and San Da

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Sanshou is not quite kung fu, and it’s not quite MMA. It’s a Chinese amalgamation that lies squarely in the middle, and it has a lot to offer competitive martial artists who value tradition.
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Kung Fu Video: Combat Shuai Chiao Master David C.K. Lin Prepares Techniques for Black Belt Magazine Photo Shoot

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Go behind the scenes as shuai chiao master David C.K. Lin and Dr. Mark Cheng, Senior RKC, run through techniques for a photo shoot — and read a detailed history of Lin’s amazing martial journey!
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Posted in Kung Fu Videos.

Dr. Mark Cheng’s Top 10 Martial Arts for Self-Defense

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Almost every day at Black Belt, we’re asked the same question: “What’s the best martial art for self-defense?” To find out the answer, we asked Dr. Mark Cheng, an expert in Chinese medicine and martial arts.

“I chose the following arts because of my personal experience with them,” Dr. Mark Cheng says. “While I’m sure there
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Posted in Escrima, Hwa Rang Do, Jeet Kune Do, Martial Arts Basics, Muay Thai, Savate, Wing Chun.