Im 37 , live in Illinois. I've been practicing martial arts on and off since i was 14. I started in JKD and later trained in hebei xingyiquan which is my main style although ive dabbled in various styles over the years. My first exposure to southern mantis was training with a small group of chow gar guys. Something about the style just clicked with me, so im hoping to gain a little more knowledge of this system.