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Hakka Mantis Courses

Hakka Mantis Boxing International
Start training today the complete transmissions of three Branches!
After 40+ years of training and teaching Hakka Mantis and 50+ years of martial arts, I can paint a broad stroke on the canvas of Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu.
Now I bring the teachings of various Hakka Mantis Clans and Factions into a single focus and present them to you in a step by step online teaching format to further preserve and promote this obscure art of Chinese boxing and for your benefit.
If you are one of good character and moral conduct, then now you can join us and become a Member of the Hakka Mantis Boxing International community.   Enroll and begin studying and training today.
The procedure is simple:  Enroll, Choose a Course, and Start Training Daily Lessons Online right now.  See the top menu HOW TO and follow Steps 1 -4 video tutorials.
Courses are designed to deliver content, manage your training, and assess and analyze your progress.  Our goal is for you to have an expert understanding and ability in Hakka Mantis Boxing from the three Branches.
Read the ABOUT tabs again and remember the depth and breadth of skills in Hakka Mantis.  Get started now… RDH

Jesse Sibok

USA Kwongsai Mantis

Lam Sang First Generation

Orlando Alaniz

Sun tai chi

Angelo Rosini

Jook Lum, Lung Ying, Wetzel Kuntao, Ark Y. Wong 5 Animals, Ed Parker Kenpo a small version of each of these arts.

Kenneth Sohl

Uechi Ryu Karate

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.

Ron Shively

Fukien white crane

Ray Johnson


Robert Townsend

Hakka Mantis

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.

Robert Oney

Freestyle Boxing

Donald McNatt

wing chun

Walton Hopkins

Hakka mantis

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.

Denis Shink

wing chun-bak mei-lung ying

Erlend Kristoffersen

Hakka and Fujian fist arts

Hello. Im 35 years old. Dedicated to hakka and fujianese arts.

John Strobel


Looking to expand my knowledge. Have trained Hapkido for some time and some Wushu Kung Fu.

Samuel Chapman

Kung Fu

I study Kwongsai Mantis, Chu Gar Mantis and  I liq Chuan.
With Gassho

Robert Elias Degarian

Chu Gar

Lots to learn so can't waste time typing!!!!

Ortwin Pötter

Naam Tong Long - Wing Chun - Ba Ji Quan

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.

Anthon Pang

I have previously trained in wing chun, kali, karate, and BJJ.

Gordon Webster

Kwong Sai Jook Lum

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.

Angelo King

Xin yi and BJJ

Jesse Finn

Chu Gar Southern Mantis

Former student of Tom Pardue's East-West Kung Fu Academy.  Trained in Shaolin 5 animal system Jakari-Do (a conglomeration of Choy Li Fut and Hung Gar) with concentration primarily in Hung Gar/Tiger-Crane.  Took some basic Wing Chun classes, and actually taught a Chin-Na fight set(was a lot younger and more limber then ;).  Really miss having a school close to me to attend since East-West closed.  Had a strong interest in Jook Lum Southern Mantis after being introduced to it there.  Only made it to first Green Sash before joining the Army and bouncing around for a while.  Excited to continue learning as a life long martial artist.

Louis Adkins

Hsing Yi/ Taiji

Jim Roselando

Gulao Pin Sun Kungfu

Gerhard Pretorius

Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan

Ulf Nilsson


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.

Ralph Young

Jook Lum Tong Long

I am a avid learner of Jook Lum since 1979.

Kevin Hope

I Liq Chuan

Some experience in Hakka Mantis, as well as a bit of Taiji and Xingyi. Currently studying Chin Family I Liq Chuan/Zhong Xin Dao.

Erik Irsch

Kwongsai Mantis

Cody Stephens

Isshinryu Karate

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.

Neil Winterbottom

Bagua, Taiji, Xingyi, I Liq Chuan

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!

Michael F. Feld

Hakka Southern Mantis

Mike T

Pak Mei/boxing

Darren Lovell

Darren Lovell

Timothy Greene

Chuka mantis

Cyrus Lai


Matt Bates

Southern Praying Mantis

I'm obviously trying to learn Southern Praying Mantis. I have a fairly strong background in Pencak Silat (Suwanda and deThouars styles) and Pekiti Tirsia Kali.

Andre Aleman


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.

William Nagy

Hakka praying mantis

mazhar raja

tak wando

Jaipal Tuttle

Southern Mantis

Site Admin


Hakka Mantis Boxing International
Start training today the complete transmissions of three Branches!
After 40+ years of training and teaching Hakka Mantis and 50+ years of martial arts, I can paint a broad stroke on the canvas of Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu.
Now I bring the teachings of various Hakka Mantis Clans and Factions into a single focus and present them to you in a step by step online teaching format to further preserve and promote this obscure art of Chinese boxing and for your benefit.
If you are one of good character and moral conduct, then now you can join us and become a Member of the Hakka Mantis Boxing International community.   Enroll and begin studying and training today.
The procedure is simple:  Enroll, Choose a Course, and Start Training Daily Lessons Online right now.  See the top menu HOW TO and follow Steps 1 -4 video tutorials.
Courses are designed to deliver content, manage your training, and assess and analyze your progress.  Our goal is for you to have an expert understanding and ability in Hakka Mantis Boxing from the three Branches.
Read the ABOUT tabs again and remember the depth and breadth of skills in Hakka Mantis.  Get started now… RDH

Wesley Mann

IKKF Karate

I am a 30 year old former Markne returning to martial arts after a hiatus. I studied Tae Kwan Do as a teen, and currently study karate in the Nishiyama lineage locally. I hope to expand my training to include Southern Mantis Kung Fu.

James Tsang

Hung Kuen Practitioner

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.

Louis Savalla

Juk Lam Tong Long Pai

Belinda Kay

Hawaiian Kenpo

Mark Hamann

Hakka Mantis

David Oliver

Wing Chun internal styles

Scott Simpson

Chow Gar (Ip Shui lineage)

Reilly Hanson

Hakka Mantis

Andrew Watts


Pete Mason

Wing Chun

Darron Williams


Guy Larke

hapkido/ Mantis/ Taiji/ Karate/

Richard Chin

Pak Mei. Jow Ga

Rolando Corzo

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.

Michael Johnson

Wei Shi Chuan

I love martial arts.  My goal has never been to be the toughest, nor the most skilled fighter, but I've always just wanted to belong to a group of like minded individuals who can learn from one another.  Now almost 3 decades into martial arts, my sifu has retired and turned the school and association over to my hands, I feel as if it's time to grow up and seek out even more knowledge than before.  I have felt safe under the wings of having a Master to consider like a father...a very stern father...and now I am seeking Masters from other systems so I can further grow my knowledge base.  We are here to keep the traditions alive, but we don't have to stay cooped up within a certain style.  Our family style alone was created from multiple other systems, and isn't it our responsibility to keep fresh blood flowing through the veins of our arts?  I'm here to humbly ask for teaching, to be taught, humbled and shown just how little I am in the world of martial arts.  And through these kinds of lessons, I am stripped of my fears, taught to accept my flaws and weaknesses, and the child within me can once again laugh with joy as my eyes sparkle golden with happiness.  I love being part of a community of like-minded individuals who seek learning.  Thank you for having me amongst your ever-so-growing numbers.

wenhui zhang



Alan Little

Kenpo / Jujutsu

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.

cj Ang

Hakka Mantis; YKS Wing Chun

Yannic Stoll

Baji/Pigua - Lama Pai

Huang Yan

Hakka Mantis

Administrator to HMBI

Fanel Stroe

Hakka Mantis

Russ Smith

Pak Mei


Southern Mantis

Mike Baza

Boxing/ Knife

Justin Bean

Chow/Chu Gar Tonglong

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.

Stanley Truong

Chow Gar & 7-Star

Kung Fu Training Repertoire

El Lewis

Hakka Mantis

In silence and isolation,  I'm driven on the road of self mastery, Hakka Mantis Kung Fu,  the vehicle by which I will get there. All for use, Nothing for show, including self. As much a spiritual understanding as a physical one.

Daniel Shipp

Bak Fu Pai Sevenwinds Flying Fist System

Dale Dugas

South Mantis

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.

Keith Brewer

Chu Gar

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!!

Charles Clemens

leisure living

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.

Douglas Walston

Taiwanese White Crane Kung Fu

Frank Perio

U.S. Kwongsai Jook Lum

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.

Jason Ward

Ngo Cho Kung & I Liq Chuan

Joshua Durham

Pak Mei. Wuzuquan.

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.

Thomas Mastroianni

Thomas Mastroianni

Jaime Girona


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!

Daniel Belotti

Wing Chun, Xinyi Bagua and Chow Gar practicing .

Ryan Goins

Hakka Kuen

Just a quiet guy who loves Kung Fu



Samuel Beatson

Ng (Wu) Taiji

Wijuck Jitpakdi

Tai chi and TKD

3rd dan TKD
Tai chi beginner

Randall Grier

wing chun & Jeet kune do concepts

I have been interested in martial arts since I was a child, and I would love to teach Hakka Mantis.

Bogdan Munteanu

Mantis and Silat

Kris Warner

Lotus Ki Shin Do, Gaia, Chi Gong

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

Philip Stoyanov

Hi, my name is Philip 47 years old. Live in Bulgaria, Sofia. Married with 1 girl 🙂

Roger Wills

Southern Praying Mantis


Justin Bouse

Baguazhang, Xinyiliuhe, Taiji, Choy Lee Fut.

Daniel Robbins

Hakka Mantis

learning shuang zhuang

Charlotte Free

Bagua student


Robert Griffey

Hakka Mantis

Juan Rivera


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.

Marcel van Rooijen

Hsiang Chia Mantis and Chu Gar 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.

David Diaz

Hung Gar

Corey Moran

Previous training in Wing Chun (詠春), Jow Ga (周家), and Yau Kung Mun (柔功門).

Jason Gregoire

N. Mantis; Hung Gar

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.


Hard Crane Kungfu

Thomas Galloway

Amalgamation of Chinese and Southeast Asian Boxing systems

Greetings from Indiana, U.S.A.! Wish you all safe, spirited training!

Magnus Görner

Wing tsun

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.

Roy Meares

Long Fist & Northern Praying Mantis

Angel Torres

Filipino combat systems, kuntao

Dimitri Lambrinos


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.

Jon Man

Wing Chun

Steve Lindesmith

Hap Ga

I have trained Chinese martial arts for 40 years I started when I was 13 in Northern Shaolin  I'm 53 now and have also trained in the Wong Fei Hung lineage Hung Ga and am currently training Dang family Hap Ga and am looking forward to this training in the Southern Mantis. Basics are the key to any martial art and I consider myself a life long student of classical Chinese fighting arts.

Kevin Wikse

Chu Gar and Baguazhang

I am a lifelong martial artist and former circus strongman. I am happy I found Chu Gar Southern Mantis.

Tyler Rea

Hakka Kung Fu - Live Tong Long and Prosper!

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.

Carlos Hanson

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method

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.

Andrey Babich

Chu gar

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.

William Moran

Chu Gar Mantis

Howard Sweeney

Kwong sai jook lum

Mark Wiley

Ngo Cho Kun

Stanford Lee

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.

Darren Amos

Chu Gar Praying Mantis

I trained in Chow Gar Praying Mantis about 7 years ago but was unable to complete the system.

Tyson Durr

USA Kwongsai Mantis

Missouri,  USA

Kevin Rockhill

Mantis @ Pak mei

Hi Kevin from England
Undertaking course to get a deeper foundation in Hakka martial art principles and practices

Bill Chan

South Mantis - Mark Gin Foon

Bailey Edsall-Parr

Bailey Edsall-Parr

Eddie Salas

Korean Tang so do/ Yang style taijichuan / Hsing-I / Baguazhang

Hi ,
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.
Warmest regards,
Eddie Salas

Tom Hotz

kempo/shorin ryu karate

Michael Addison

Pa Kua Chang & Da Cheng Chuan

Thomas Ross

Wing chun kuen

Keith Myers

Hakka Mantis

Long-time Wing Chun and Kali player.  Also long-time interest in SPM.  Now training with instructor in Gin Foon Mark lineage.

Paul Mousseau

Kung Fu

Student at United Martial Arts Kung Fu Academy

William Sholdice

Fukien White Crane & YIp Man Wing Chun

Specialize in southern Chinese gong fu and small circle Tai chi.

Luis Morales

Okinawa Goju-Ryu & Bak Mei

Sifu Jody

Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Frank Iacobbo

Hsing-I Chuan

I am a practitioner of the school of the late Wang Shujin

Richard Kollmar

Hakka Mantis

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.

C. Michial Jones

Okinawa Gojuryu

I have been training in Okinawan Gojuryu Miyazato Lineage since 1977 and Uechiryu since 1986. I am a retired police chief.

Dallas Wittgenfeld

southern mantis kung fu

I am a 100% combat disabled Vietnam War Veteran of the elite special forces trained Airborne Ranger LRRPs 1968-72.  I have watched, with earnest,  the all talented New Port Richey, Florida back yard "bearded mantis" video training and now I believe I could handle some of the Southern Mantis defense and attack movements, tactics; and besides, I feel like a bearded mantis, too.

Bernard Langan

Chinese Kung Fu

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.  - I have a particular fascination and affinity with Hakka systems and am excited about being a part of this training program.

Petros Karkaris

Hakka Mantis

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.

Ben Lord


South mantis hobbyist

Dave Chesser

CLF mantis crane

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.

Brian Earnest

In Memoriam,
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.

Wade Munson

Aiki jujutsu

Tim Schurig

Hakka Mantis

David Engstrom

Non Classical Gung Fu

Mário Silva

Hakka Mantis

Soumick Das

Wing chun

Thank you master

Philip Bridges

Southern Mantis, Muay Chaiya & Krabi Krabong

John Ferriss


Trainer in Eskrima, student in Kajukenbo

donald kinnie

Five Animal Kung Fu

Robert Levin

Jeet Kune Do & Wu Tai Chi

My special THANKS goes out to the Hakka People, for sharing this remarkable fighting/health system.

Shawn Hutson

Pak Mei/Hung Gar/Hop Gar

Ian Harp

Combat Baoding Shuai Jiao

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.

Chris Hayhurst

Various CMA

Based in the Houston, Texas area.

Robert T. Lee

Lam Sang Disciple

Jeff Hiles

Sanuces Ryu Jiujitsu