Internal Martial Arts fighter "Hall of Fame"

Pro and Am fighters: SanDa, SanShou backgrounds, Internal Arts, etc.

Professional fighters: MMA with San Shou background

               

           Sami Berik  (left)                                     Cung Le                      Pat Barry                                  Dan Hardy            

 

Cung Le- US San Shou Team fighter who bacame Strike Force MMA Champion


Patrick Barry- San Shou Competitor who transitioned into MMA and fighting in UFC.


Dan Hardy- studied Shaolin Kung fu before becoming MMA fighter and UFC Champion contender.

Sami Berik- Is a MMA fighter who learned Tai Chi at the London Tai Chi club. He has an extensive fight record.Sami Berik highlight

Anthony Johnson is a San Shou who has successfully transitioned into MMA and is a top contender.

KJ Noons is a former San Shou fighter, successfully transitioned into MMA and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Zhang Tiequan is a San Shou fighter from China and has transitioned into MMA has an pretty extensive fight record.

Jason Yee is a San Shou fighter from Boston San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Yuan Yubao is a San Shou fighter from China San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Bao Li Gao is a San Shou fighter from China San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Liu Hailong is a San Shou fighter from China San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Muslim Salihov is a Russian San Shou fighter San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Rudi Ott is a San Shou fighter from San Jose CA.and has an pretty extensive fight record.

David Ross is a San Shou fighter and instructor in NYC and trains fighters in San shou/San da, MMA, and Brazilian Juijitsu.

 

Al Loriaux is a San Shou fighter from Boston San Shou and represented USA team and got a Silver medal in 1999.

 

Nick Evagorou. is a San Shou fighter from England UK San Shou team.

 

      Tang Jin

Tang Jin- female fighter who trains in Yiquan has a MMA fight record in China.

Amateur fighters with a IMA or Chinese San Shou background

 

Amatuer fighters with IMA Lei Tai and San Shou

 

       

Arloanzo Harper                  Tyson Dewees                  Vivek Nakarmi              Albert Pope

 

Joe Dunphy- Won full contact in 1981 in Taiwan trained in Tien Shan Pai kung fu under Huang Chien

Tyson Dewees is a champion Lei Tai fighter and has compete Nationally and Internationally in Koushu. Lived in Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea and is certified under International Muay Thai institute in Bangkok Thailand and in Kyuk Too Ki in Korea.

Vivek Nakarmi is a champion San Shou and Muay Thai fighter originally from Nepal San Shou team, he studied in Thailand and USA. He is a International and National Champion in Muay Thai in both WKA and IKF associations.

Arlanzo Harper- studied Tien Shan Pai Kung fu before becoming champion Lei Tai fighter and Koushu fighter of the Year 2009. Arlanzo fight videos on Youtube-

Marvin Perry is a San Shou fighter from Boston San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Ben Conway is a San Shou and Shuai Chiao fighter from England UK San Shou team.

Richard Acosta is a San Shou fighter from New York and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Mike Norman is a San Shou fighter from Boston San Shou and has an pretty extensive fight record.

Albert Pope is a Champion San Shou fighter who was on the USA team and fought internationally and Nationally for many years. His youtube has a lot of good info, click on the link.

Richard Lewis- fought in San shou events in England as a Tai Chi student of Neil Rossiak and instructor at the Masters Club. Video link

 

 

      

 Juan  Maldonado                                Troy Roy (left)                       Matt Stampe                    John Signoriello (left)

 

Juan Maldonado- is a Taijiquan student from the lineage of William CC Chen in L.A., he has trained at the Muay Thai Academy and with Professional boxers before taking a career of amateur fighting, but maintains the importance of Taijiquan principles.Juan fight clip

Wim Demeere Belgian national champion four times and held the bronze medal at the 1993 Wushu world championships in Malaysia. He retired from full-contact competitions in 2000 when he became national trainer for the sanda team of the Belgian Wushu Federation.

Troy Roy Tai Chi Chuan: competed in Lei Tai and Full contact fighting in USA. Was a member of Tang Shou Tao 2002-2007.

Matt Stampe Primarily Yang Tai Chi  who has fought in Sanda, Lei Tai fight events, and street, coached and cornered fighters in Lei Tai/San shou, amateur Boxing, and Muay Thai events. Matt has competed in IMA forms, push hands, weapons, and fighting in:  A Taste of China, USAWKF, US Koushu, IMAC, and Taiji Legacy/Chin Woo Championships.

John Signoriello John fought on the Lei Tai for several consecutive years defending his title and using his Tai Chi in combat. Koushu "fighter of the Year" in 2007.


Matt Stampe: Blue (Neijia) vs. Robert Beaver (Chang's Tai Chi and Shuai Chiao) Yellow

 

 

          

       Dr. Mark Cheng                     Robert Ruby         Pat Brady (Right)                       

 

Dr. Mark Cheng- is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine who in his early training and competitions competed in Lei Tai and San Shou. He is also a Combat Shuai Chiao practitioner. Mark has a kettlebell system that he teaches and certifies students.

 

Robert Ruby-Richmond Va. Wu Tai Chi  Richmond Va. Wu Tai Chi Chuan instructor won heavy weight in late 90s and another Wu style team mate won in the middle weight division at the Koushu Lei Tai same year.

Patrick Brady- fought Infinite Class on Lei Tai and is a Tai Chi, Bagua, and Xingyi fighter. He is 2 X National champion in full contact and 3x National Push hands Champion.

 

 

 

   Vasile Ciocoiu             Niall Keane Ireland San Shou Team.          Jonathan Weizhang Wang

Vasile Ciocoiu- I have known Vasile for many years he has competed in San Shou, MMA, and is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jujitsu. He is certified in Beijing under Chen Taijiquan and Yiquan associations.

 

Jonathan Weizhang Wang- Jonathan is a multi-time forms and push hands champion in the L.A. area who is also a Doctor of Chinese Medicine. Jonathan is a student of Jiang Hao-quan.

jonathan competing in Continuous sparring and push hands: and

 

Hsing-i Team 1994-2000 Mike Patterson Head Coach Team fought in National and International events from 1994-2000.

Alex Shpigel- now a Doctor of TCM, he won Heavy weight 1st place in Nationals and Taiwan

Mario Mancini- 1st place in 2000, 1999, 1998 also a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

Bob Reynolds- won heavy weight division.

Steve Cotter-  a famous kettlebell instructor now, won many Lei Tai events.


Other members who had accomplishments- Step Taylor, Ali Cheng (f), Cathy Reddy (f), Steven Zamariar, Michael Corriadino, J,P. Hickman, Doug Gargaro, Robert Marzo, Anna Lagios, Tony Acaldo, Jaime Morgan, Rocky Valentine, William Revak, Louie Addeo, James Lynch, John Butcher, Paul Smith.

San Shou Ireland: Niall Keane, Declan Gannon, Karl Kidd, Daren Lowry, Wayne Marshall, Vytautas Vysniauskas are a Tai Chi team from Dan Docherty's Wudang Tai Chi Association that fights out of Ireland and is very active in competition.

Yiquan Teams- Yiquan teams have been showing up and competing in MMA and Sanda/SanShou events in Mainland China. Old chinese Qi-na photos.

Zhaobao Taijiquan Teams- There are several Chen And Zhaobao Taijiquan teams now developing San Shou combat fighters and Push hands players.

 

Michael "Odizo" O'donnel transitioned from Wushu and Kung Fu into Am and later Pro MMA from Lexington Kentuck 4 Seasons martial arts has an pretty extensive fight record. He is a Black Belt in Gracie Juijitsu and has wom many fights by submission.