Shuai-chiao (Shuai Jiao) is a Chinese-style, grappling art. At First Defense, we practice Shuai Jiao as a supplement to the main Krav Maga program and as a stand-alone art.
As a supplement to Krav Maga, it allows us to be more effective at close-range infighting and clinching - giving us more tools and tactics to deal with an aggressor who is trying to grab and control us.
First Defense is the only USSA Branch Holder in the Metro-DC area.
About your Coach:
Nick began his Shuai-chiao training in 2000 in San Francisco, CA under the direct tutelage of Dr. Chi-hsiu Daniel Weng and is currently a 4th degree black belt in the system. A strong competitor, Nick has medaled consistently in both national and international tournaments and earned the title of US National Champion in 2005 & 2006. He has also represented the United States in competitions in Brazil, Italy, China, and Taiwan. A frequent traveler with Team USA, Nick has not only been a competitor, but has served in the role of Team Leader and Head Coach for international tournaments. He continues to serve on the USSA Board of Directors.
Currently, we are only offering Shuai Jiao on Saturdays from 12pm-1pm. Your first trial class is free, so give us a call at 703-835-3904 if you would like to try it out!