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Hakka Mantis Boxing International
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Brian was a Member of HMBI since 9/21/19. He passed from cancer, on 9/16/20. He was a student and friend of Ryan Goins, also an HMBI Member.
Long-time Wing Chun and Kali player. Also long-time interest in SPM. Now training with instructor in Gin Foon Mark lineage.
R. K. is a former Buddhist monk who leads contemplative walks & pilgrimages in the mountains of California's Central Coast & teaches meditation. As a young man he trained in Naha-te (Okinawan Goju-ryu in the lineage of Miyagi Chojun). His scholarly work focuses on Contemplative Studies & the philosophy of consciousness.
Some experience in Hakka Mantis, as well as a bit of Taiji and Xingyi. Currently studying Chin Family I Liq Chuan/Zhong Xin Dao.
Hi, I was born July 23 and practiced Wado Ryu as a child. My teachers were the reason I left martial arts, until recently, when I began rekindling my love for Kung Fu. I hope to make up for lost time.
Long-term resident of Taiwan, gym owner for the past 11 years. Certed in choylifut, XYQ, BGZ, TJQ, krav maga, Libre knife fighting, etc. Been concentrating on southern styles like hung gar, crane, and mantis the past few years.
Greetings from Indiana, U.S.A.! Wish you all safe, spirited training!
I trained in Chow Gar Praying Mantis about 7 years ago but was unable to complete the system.
Hello. Im 35 years old. Dedicated to hakka and fujianese arts.
I have been involved in Martial Arts since I was a kid. I started practicing Shaolin Kempo when I was a kid. Then, I got involved with taekwondo for a couple of years.
Then I stop training because of the University. Then one day, I found an Aikido school downtown so I got involved right away maybe because I was a fan of sensei Steven Seagel and I said to myself hey! here I can learn what he does. So, I could say that nowadays I'm an aikidoka but my sensei has been out of the city for several years so I haven't been able to continue with my Aikido training.
Interested in Classical Chinese Culture. The study of classical Chinese medicine, with an eye towards correct point location (acupuncture), and diagnosis (face, pulse). At this point in my studies, i'm starting to understand how herbal, acupuncture/moxa compliment each other. My martial arts journey started when I started researching Dian Xue. I understand, that unless someone cultivates Martial virtues, understanding secrets on there own, are from a teacher will be in vain.
I had the pleasure to study Baoding Shuai Jiao under David Lin of Atlanta, Georgia. Combat, and practical application was stressed.
Hi Kevin from England
Undertaking course to get a deeper foundation in Hakka martial art principles and practices
I have trained in different martial arts and various forms of self-defense since the 1970s. However, from the early 1980's up until today I have been a student of Hakka Mantis ( Initially, I was taught by a student of Sifu GinFoonMark in the early 1980s. In 2000, I became a video correspondence student of Sifu Hagood. The video correspondence program was terminated after Sifu Hagood moved to China. Therefore I traveled from New Jersey to train under Sifu Louie Jack Man somewhere between 2001-2003 in Philadephia, PA . Sifu Louie was still at the school but no longer teaching students. However, his top student was instructing so I trained under him for that duration. I have remained one of Sifu Hagood's many correspondence students ever since 2000.
Looking to expand my knowledge. Have trained Hapkido for some time and some Wushu Kung Fu.
I have been training in Okinawan Gojuryu Miyazato Lineage since 1977 and Uechiryu since 1986. I am a retired police chief.
I’ve been practicing Chinese Martial Arts for more than 40 years and I specialized in close combat styles. Since 1999 I’m learning Ba Ji Quan from Shifu Adam Hsu. I live and teach in Berlin, Germany and I'm the founder of Ba Ji Quan - Germany.
Way back in the late '80s when I lived in Florida, I studied Jook Lum under Poo Yee for a while. After he left, I looked for something similar, and, ended up taking Uechi Ryu. More recently, after moving here to Tennessee, I did some Bak Mei, but, though these other schools superficially look like Jook Lum, they just don't have the same feel. I'm basically looking for exercise at my age (58), and, over the years, I've tried to practice what I remember, but, that didn't do the trick. Now that I've found this site, I'm going to take advantage of these new resources. Thank you.
I ,m 44 I have some experience in Cha yon ryu,American Freestyle karate,George Foreman boxing Gym, Chinese kenpo, Jeet Kune Do, Henry poo yees eclectic spm.I was briefly friends with Erle Montague Yang style Ta chi RIP, I also Play bass and Guitar,I love to read everything from Ancient History and religion to Music books and Biographies ,I am interested in Film although I may never pursue it.I am a Christian although I Fall short at times. I am here to pursue my Southern Mantis Dream, and learn real SPM straight from the source, In it's purest form.
I have known Shifu Hagood since he first published his MA magazines and his DLP (Distance Learning Program) in Hakka Mantis.
Meeting him in Boston at a workshop in the 90s, confirmed he has a high hand.
I have followed him since.
I have trained several martial arts since age 13 and hold black belts in karate (Okinawa shorin ryu) and Japanese jiu-jitsu. A couple of years ago I started training in hakka mantis kung fu under the guidance of RDH sifu. I paid visits to the Shenzhen (China) area and trained in person with sifu, which was a great experience that I can recommend anyone interested in learning in-depth from the source.
I currently train in Ving Tsun (http://s3vt.com) and Kali/FMA/BJJ (https://www.unionmartialarts.ca/).
My first teacher in Kung Fu was with William Chung, H’ung Gar style. My second teacher was with Sifu Harry Sun, Kwong Sai Jook Lum. After my time with Sifu Harry Sun, I found no interest in other stlyes of Kung Fu. Additional martial DVD studies, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Taiji Chin Na. Since then I have been studying Chi Gong. I have spent one weekend seminar with Li Jun Feng, Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, two six day retreats with Chunyi Lin, Spring Forest Qigong, and two three day events with Jeff Primak, Supreme Science Qigong. Additional DVD study, Bamboo Mountain Chi Gong, Chan Mi Gong, Qinway Qigong, and Michael Winn’s home study courses on Healing Tao Qigong.
I'm adding in a study of Hakka Mantis as a supplemental approach to my Isshinryu study. I'm not looking for rank or the option to claim a place in lineage, only to grow as a martial artist.
I used to do the martial arts for many years. These last years not much have happened.
The southern mantis style has always been of great interest to me.
So when I decided to start to devote some time to martial arts again Im happy to find this great resource.
Mostly informal training. I love all forms of Martial Arts. My most valuable training was under the late Yogi Bhajan who inspired me to seek knowledge and never stop learning.
I've loved the Chinese martial arts for over 50 years and want to go on learning until I die. Only in the last 15 years or so have I come to appreciate the importance of the Southern Hakka arts - this looks like a good place to further my understanding of them and, I hope, my practice. Thanks for the opportunity!
My name is Jason Gregoire and I am 37 years old. I have a wonderful wife and 3 beautiful children. I served for 5 years as an active duty Marine in the U.S. Marine Corps. I currently work as an IT Manager during the day and attending college at night. I have been a Martial Arts fanatic all my life. I began training in Northern Mantis Fist at 15 years old for a total of 12 years. I then left for the military and was stationed in Virginia where I studied Hung Gar Kuen for 4 years. I've always been interested in Southern Mantis.
I have previously practiced Kyokushin karate and historical fencing.
Now I am concentrating on studying Chu Gar, as I consider this style the close to my spirit.
I have trained in numerous martial arts/sports since 1991. I came across a local Mantis School in 2000. I didn't start training back then but trained in a MMA school that was very Kungfu orientated and heavily influenced by SPMKF. During this time, I took up other martials arts such as Taekwondo, Mixma Martial Arts, Yang Taiji, Chen Taiji, Bagua, Wingchun and then SPMKF in 2014. I train often in soft and hard bridge gongs, as well as partner drills when I can. I am currently not aligned with any particular linage or school, but look forward to training under the Hakka Mantis system.
I started martial arts training with boxing, back in 1972, to improve my hockey game. In 1989, I began training Shorin-Ryu karate, then learned Kong Jing, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Tien Tao Chi Gong, Yang Tai Chi, Isshin Ryu, Goju Ryu, Tai Kwon Do, and Shiho Karano Ryu. Since destroying both rotator cuffs by trying to learn to use 9-Ring Broadswords, my training has been reduced to gentler, internal training. I enjoy seated chi kung, meditation, and dipping my toes into Hakka Mantis via this website.
I will be 49 in a couple days (1/9/19). I recently opened a very small school in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan teaching Tracy's Kenpo Karate and lightsaber classes. I know lightsabers sound funny to many people but it is a lot of fun and is an inexpensive way to explore fencing styles from around the world.
I grew up fighting my way to and from school then moving from that adventure into a more structured martial arts environment.
I have spent a large part of my life so far, studying, practicing and teaching different styles of martial arts.
My wife and I were thrilled to find this program and see that it was so well instructed. It's perfect for our body types and for our desire to learn something very traditional and an art where I can empty my head an not be the one teaching. I bring nothing to this art but an empty vessel.
Chu Gar appeals to me both because it fits my body type but also, I have always loved things that are a bit on the obscure side. I'm loving the training and plan to be at it for a long time.
Mantis on everyone!!
Hakka Mantis Boxing International
Start training today the complete transmissions of three Branches!
I’ve studied Hung Kuen, Choy Li Fut, Wing Chun, 7 Star Praying Mantis, but primarily practiced Hung Kuen for 40 plus years specializing in the Iron Wire Form I credit for maintaining my health. Early years growing up in NYC as a Kung-Fu student and martial arts enthusiast I was exposed to Kwong Sai Jook Lum Nam Tong Long by way of a friend who introduced me to some fundamentals of the style and shared with me fascinating stories of Grand Master Lam Seng. Later I’d sought additional instruction at the Chinese Freemason Athletic Association and while I’d learned additional fundamentals life happens and I chose not to pursue further opportunities to pursue studying Southern Praying Mantis. Yet the limited exposure I had to Southern Praying Mantis has remained with me through the years and continues to hold a special place in my heart.
I started my martial arts training with kempo jujitsu and i’ve done some basic chow gar. Most recently i’ve been training wing tsun.
Tyler Rea has practiced martial arts for over 30 years and has received international acclaim for his training manuals and videos. Sifu Rea specializes in the study of Chinese and Southeast Asian Martial arts with an extreme focus on the Martial systems of the Hakka people. In addition to his martial endeavors, Rea has professional experience in the fields of Advertising, Publishing, Digital media and video production spanning 28 years. He has also applied these skills extensively in the fields of Healthcare, Digital Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and for nonprofit organizations.
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.
In silence and isolation I drive on the road to self mastery, Hakka Mantis Kung Fu is the vehicle that I choose to take me there. All for use, Nothing for show, including self.
After spending time in several martial arts, traditional american karate, taekwondo, western boxing, and wing chun, I find that souther praying mantis has a better balance of mind and body. There isn't a school for this art anywhere close to me, so what information I study from is books, videos, and your video set. Out of what I have, you have broken down the fundamentals in a way that makes it incredible easy to digest, and not have to decipher between fluff and usable content. I'm hoping this site will add to my current understand, and hope I can find someone in my local area to train with.
Hi, My name is Joshua Durham. I am a retired Chief Gunners Mate of the United States Navy, and have been training in various arts since I was in late elementary school. Since joining the service I have primarily studied Chinese systems, and primarily focused on Pak Mei, and Wuzuquan of the Kan tek Guan lineage. of the 5 Ancestors systems, it is considered the most heavily influenced by White Crane and has been refered to as Yong Chun Baihe Wuzuquan by some. Have had the chance to train in a few "internal styles as well. Over the years have fallen in love with the Hakka systems, which seem to have kept more of their history, principles, and skill development compared to many arts, as well as having a morale code that is laid out fairly plainly. Looking forward to training and interacting with all.
While Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method has been my focus since 2011, I have since learned about Hakka Mantis and have found that I really like it. I will maintain my Taiji, but will work to improve my understanding and knowledge of Hakka Mantis.
7th Level Doshin Lotus Ki Shin Do
7th Degree Tae Kwon Do
7th Degree Hapkido
Master Instructor San Shou
Master Instructor Dim Mak and Defensive Pressure Points
Co-founder KiShinDo Budo Kai Federation
Started long ago with Hung Gar, then Yau Kung Mun. Now exploring a bit of SPM with Dale Dugas and of course, RDH.
Working on the Som Bo Gin - Kwongsai and Jook Lum - from here - and now (2020) working on the Chu Gar versions 🙂
Specialize in southern Chinese gong fu and small circle Tai chi.
I have studied martial and restorative arts intensively for over 34 years and I am an instructor and practitioner of Ba Gua, Hsing-I, Chen Pan Ling style Tai Chi, I Liq Chuan (a Hakka Internal Art from Maylaysia), Pentjak Silat, Visayan Eskrima, Taoist Nei Gung and Chi Gung. I have a particular interest in the a fields of Bodywork, Movement Education and Biomechanics. As various arts developed in response to one another - I enjoy doing extensive cross-discipline research in martial, meditative, healing and movement systems. I strive to clearly articulate the synthesis of this knowledge and impart these skills to sincere students; respecting each system, and maintaining their integrity as separate disciplines. Currently I am training as a student in White Crane, Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu, San Gen Kai under Dan Harden and Shastar Vidiya a Northern Indian Martial Art. I have a thriving full time clinical practice and teaching studio in the San Francisco Bay Area - Oakland CA. www.stillnessinmotion.com - I have a particular fascination and affinity with Hakka systems and am excited about being a part of this training program.
My interest in Chinese Martial Arts has been keen and strong for the last 40 years of my life. I have trained in various styles of Kung fu specially Shaolin and in particular the Fukien Shaolin as taught by Rev. Shaolin Abbot Shi Gao Cun of Singapore. I knew about Hakka Martial Arts but I did not knew how powerful and rich they are. I m very glad to have found Shifu RDH and study with him every aspect of Hakka Mantis.
Started in 1976 with Jiujitsu and Taekwondo. In 1980 I started with Shaolin Kempo (a mixed style of Shaolin Kungfu and Kuntao, brought from Indonesia to the Netherlands by Dutch/Indonesian immigrants in the 1950s). In 1982 I started to train Hsiang Chia Mantis in Germany. Other styles I trained in the Netherlands are Silat Tuo Minangkabau, Krav Maga, Taiji, Xingyi and Chu Gar Mantis. Although I like all styles I trained, my heart is with mantis boxing. Unfortunately, due to health problems I had to step back and cannot train in a class any longer. But as martial arts still fascinates me, I am still training alone the techniques and forms I learned in the earlier days.
Hi everyone! I'm from Spain, I really hope to keep learning this incredible style. My country is in quarantine right now, so training has becoming my life!
I am a lifelong martial artist and former circus strongman. I am happy I found Southern Mantis.
My special THANKS goes out to the Hakka People, for sharing this remarkable fighting/health system.
My name is Eddie Salas i am 43 yrs young, in a previous life i was a builder , i love creating so that was the path i took. Thanks to a loving partner I currently am a nurturing father with 4 children and it's the best job in the world!!
My martial experience is as follows:
Studied korean style Tang So do renamed in Australia to Eagleclaw Academy level reached : 2nd Dan
2 years studying Yang Style Taijichuan, Hsing-I and Baguazhang
I have also trained in some Wuchuchuan Shaolin Kungfu.
Regular Qi going over the last 14 years and meditation of many kinds.
My main goal is to be the best version of myself,
i have maintained fasting for 20 hours per day since
Dec 5th 2017 and i plan on continuing my fasting regime for the rest of my life.
I would like to formally thank all the Masters of the three branches of Southern Praying Mantis -
USA Kwongsai Mantis, CHINA Kwongsai Mantis and CHU GAR MANTIS for sharing their knowledge and transmissions , With your transmissions i will be able to fulfil my dream of mastering myself and for that i have immense gratitude.