蘇 昱 彰

Grandmaster Su Yu Chang
(1940 - 2019)

Born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1940, Grandmaster Su began his martial arts studies at an early age and learned from many legendary Chinese martial artists. Known for his great speed and fighting ability, he was dubbed “Lightning Fist” and was a Chinese national kung-fu champion by the age of fourteen. In 1968, at the International Martial Arts Championship in Malaysia, he won the all-around Gold Medal.

Master Su had a doctorate in Chinese Medicine and taught medicine, philosophy, and martial arts at Taiwan’s National University, and several others. He has also served as a combat instructor for the Taiwanese Military School.

Grandmaster Tony Yang moved to Taipei to become a student of Grandmaster Su Yu Chang, and study the Praying Mantis system. It was Grandmaster Su who introduced Grandmaster Yang to Grandmaster Liu Yun Chiao. For two years, he studied under both teachers. Grandmaster Yang learned much of his Praying Mantis skills under Grandmaster Su and has always honored and respected him as his first formal martial arts instructor.

Grandmaster Su was the president and founder of the Pachi Tanglang International Martial Arts Association. He taught Chinese kungfu for many decades and has numerous disciples all over the world.

Grandmaster Su Yu-Chang was also the author of many books on Chinese martial arts and philosophy, and has created instructional videos on several styles. His school has branches in Taiwan, Japan, Spain, New York, Venezuela, Malaysia, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, Argentina and Holland.

As we reflect on his life and passing, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all that Grandmaster Su did to promote the Chinese martial arts and philosophy. He was an outstanding ambassador who brought many of us to the art we know and love.