Mark Van Schuyver is a nonfiction writer specializing in martial arts and other topics. His work has been published in a number of national magazines including Black Belt, Inside Kung Fu, Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated, Karate Illustrated, Fighter International, MA Training, American Karate, Tae Kwon Do Times, American Handgunner, and Inside Karate. He is the author of three books: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighting Strategies with co-author Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti; Fighting Strategies of Muay Thai with co-author Pedro Solana Villalobos; and, Secrets of Championship Karate with co-author Karyn Turner.

Dr. Her Yue Wong, Master & Association Founder

Dr. Mark Van Schuyver, Head Instructor CYKFATL

Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta

Mark Van Schuyver owns and operates Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta, an affiliate school of the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association (Jīng Yì Gōng Fū Huì).  Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta opened its doors in 2011.  The Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta curriculum includes Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Xingyi Quan (Hsing I Chuan), Bagua Zhang (Pa Kua Palm), and Tanglang Quan (Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu). Shifu Van Schuyver has produced three Ching Yi Kung Fu Black Belts, Laoshi Chris Brazukas, Laoshi Donald "Louis" Adkins, and Laoshi Jonah Roberts.

Van Schuyver is the Founder (Shizu) and Director of the
Yellow River Praying Mantis Kung Fu Association.  He founded the Association on January 5th, 2016 with help and support of Master Her Yue Wong, Shifu George Lisjak, Shifu Richard Tolson, Shifu Dean Chapman, Shifu Mike Biggie, Laoshi Chris Brazukas, and Shifu Tye Botting.  The Yellow River Praying Mantis Kung Fu Association is not a Kung Fu School.  The Association was created for the purpose of advancing all styles of Northern Praying Mantis Boxing (Tanglang Quan) through research, knowledge sharing, and peer-based instructor certification.

​​Mark Van Schuyver, PhD,  standing next to Ching Yi Kung Fu Association Founder (Shizu) Dr. Her Yue Wong in the photo below, has been practicing martial arts since 1974.  Shīfu Van Schuyver holds the rank of:

  • Black Belt 6th Degree from the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association under Shifu, Dr. John Mead and Master, Dr. Her Yue Wong. Dr. Her Yue Wong trained under Master Xu Feng Nan and other Masters (see Lineage).

  • Black Sash and Certified Instructor (Laoshi) from the North Georgia Chinese Boxing Academy under Shifu, Dr. Tim Pugh who trained under Master Gao Daosheng of Taiwan and other Masters.

  • Black Belt 1st Degree from the United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation under Master Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti who trained under Master Rolls Gracie and other Masters.​