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Traditional Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Sparring, Beijing

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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It had long been a dream of Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo to study Shuai Jiao, traditional Chinese wrestling. In the summer of 2013, Antonio finally got his wish and began a three-year long study of Chinese traditional and ethnic grappling systems. This first video, shot in Beijing, comes at the end of his first month of Shuai Jiao training at the Wang Wen Yong wrestling school, under Meng Sifu,.

Prior to this month of training, Antonio only had experience with MMA grappling and had never officially studied western or freestyle wrestling.

Watch: Traditional Chinese Wrestling (Shuai Jiao) Sparring, Beijing

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at

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