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Happy Holidays 2019!  Mantis Onward!

LIK & GING: Natural and Refined Strength

Lik (li) is the natural strength a man’s body possesses. It is his physical constitution and it varies from person to person. Sometimes a smaller person is naturally stronger than a larger person and sometimes the larger person is not naturally strong. In the case of one’s Lik (natural strength) size is not …

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Good News! Hakka Mantis Boxing International Membership is growing. And new Courses are being added for this Autumn Twenty Eighteen.  New Courses like USA Kwongsai Mantis Sombogin 1st Generation Shadowboxing Form and the Sombogin Advanced Two Man Form.

Coming Next is CHU GAR MANTIS 12 COMBINATION HAND SKILLS. And USA SOMBOGIN 2nd Generation.  Enroll, Take a Course, and Train Daily Lessons. Enjoy and benefit from training Hakka Mantis Boxing today!  You have nothing to lose but your understanding of Hakka Southern Praying Mantis!

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RDH Interview 001, by Tyler Rea — A Southern Mantis Retrospective – July 28, 2018

There are many local Hakka Martial Arts here, such as, Li Gar, Li Jia, Bak Mei, Dragon, etc. They all share some similarity, but I can only speak for Hakka Mantis.  As a general rule, we can say that Hakka Mantis uses a ‘high horse’, rib cage power, and ‘ging’ coiled explosive force.  The correct horse is heel to toe.  The back is slightly raised, like a hunch back, while the chest is concave and sunk inward.  The force comes from the ground, up the legs, through the back, and out to the fingertips…

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Hakka Mantis Courses Online — Now Available Summer 2018

Good News! Hakka Mantis Courses Online has gone live on the first day of Summer 2018!

Initial Course offerings are Chu Gar Mantis 12 Basics, China Kwongsai Mantis Dan Zhuang, Shuang Zhuang, and Som
Gin Steps and Scissors and …

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Pingshan Town – Chinese New Year 2018

This year’s Pingshan Town Chinese New Year Celebration was March 2nd and much of it similar to last year’s, with the addition of some cultural dancing and dignitaries.  (Last year video)

Wong Yu Hua Sifu was in charge and presented awards to the various Unicorn Troupes.  Because I left…

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I have traveled to China and trained Hakka Mantis several times now, with RDH, face to face and by Skype Classes.   Learning Hakka Mantis on Skype may seem impossible, but approach it right and you will most definitely gain from the experience. 

There are a couple of things to prepare prior to class.  The first is a notebook and pen as RDH will correct as much as he can, and you will need to make notes of the corrections, as well as, variations that he will share.

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Uncle Eng and RDH in Hong Kong, 2017
From his early teenage years living with Lam Sang, in NYC, in the 1950s, until now, Jesse Eng has been rooted in the Mantis world.  He is trained in both Kwongsai Mantis and Chu Gar (Yip Sui).  60+ years on, he has passed his Mantis to only a very few.