7 Star Mantis Empty Hands
Mantis Kung Fu uses a set of keywords as the basis for the empty hand techniques. There are 12 basic keywords which are expanded to 31 which cover key techniques and principles for applying them. The basci 12 are Au (hook) Lau (grapple) Tsai (Pluck), Kwa (Hang), Sim (Evade), Bung (Crush), Pek Da (Strike Forwards), Jim (Contact) Lim (cling), Tip (attach) Kao (lean) and Teng Nuo (bounce).
Forms or pre-arranged movement sets also play an important role in Mantis. The fighting forms are designed to train speed, combinations and fitness and are very different to most other martial arts styles. Two person rountines alao play an important role in both conditioning and unlocking the key techniques and counters. Two man forms are used as a bridge between forms and sparring.
As with all Shaolin based systems you will find the four categories of fighting techniques. Striking, Leg techniques, Throwing and Locking. Our training also includes self defence applications, pad drills, sparring drills, conditioning, fitness and qigong to provide students with a complete and interesting course of study.