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Vernal Equinox arrives Monday, March 20, 2017

In this Article:
Philip Bridges Trains in Pingshan Town, with RDH
Yip’s Chow Gar Visits Lao Sui’s Chu Gar in January
Hakka Mantis Thriving in China February 2017
New Online Hakka Mantis Courses Upcoming
RDH – Balderdash & Gobbledygook

TRAINING MANTIS IN PINGSHAN WITH RDH;  WHAT’S IT LIKE?

Philip Bridges Trains with RDH in Pingshan Town, January, 2017

 
 

Training Mantis in Pingshan with RDH; what’s it like?

By Philip Bridges

I arrived in Pingshan early afternoon and RDH met me at the hotel. Having checked in I was given a quick tour of the local area while we became acquainted. During this brief walk I was fortunate enough to meet Wong Yuk Kong’s wife, aged 99, as we passed the China Kwongsai Mantis Guang Wu Tang No.2.  She is said to be skilled at Mantis and is still getting around on her own.  After this auspicious start… read more
 

YIP’S ‘CHOW GAR’ VISITS LAO SUI’S CHU GAR, JANUARY, 2017

Hong Kong Sifu and Student Visit Chu Gar Sifu Xie Tiansheng
in Lao Sui’s Hometown, Huizhou

It is well known in Hong Kong and China that there is no “Chow Gar” in China.  Lao Sui only ever taught Chu Gar, in Hong Kong and China. 

In January, a Hong Kong Sifu and student of Yip Sui’s ‘Chow Gar’ travelled to Huizhou to visit with Sifu Xie Tiansheng.  Xie Sifu is a student of Lao Sui’s son-in-law, Ma Mingsen.

Late Chu Gar Sifu, Ma Mingsen, Lao Sui’s Son-in-law

Lao Sui did not have any children.  He adopted two children, a boy and girl, and Ma Mingsen, Lao Sui’s next door neighbor married Lao Sui’s adopted daughter.  In 1937, read more

HAKKA MANTIS THRIVING IN THE CHINA HOMETOWNS 2017

A Dozen Unicorn Clans and more than 1,000 People Gather for
New Year Celebration, February, 2017

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FROM RDH:
Miscellanies, Errata, Balderdash, Twaddle

There are many incidents in Hakka Mantis that have not been made public.  Some that should be brought to light and some that were settled and should rest in peace.

Recently, a student brought to my attention some online social media twaddle about Lao Sui’s hometown family and the China Kwongsai Mantis Clans being ‘misinformed‘ about Yip’s ‘Chow Gar’.  

In the 1950s, Yip Sui was recognized only as a second generation Chu Gar player among Lao Sui’s many disciples and China’s Kwongsai Mantis clans.  There never was ‘Chow Gar’ in China, nor is there today.  In China and Hong Kong, this is clear.   It has always been clear.

Hearsay, second and third hand stories, and fabricated Mantis skills seem common, among many groups today.  Train a few years and then claim Grandmaster of a new Mantis style – self appointed!   Learn a new skill today and

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

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More on this to follow in the Summer 2017 News.

Keep up your Spring training!  

Your correspondence is welcome. 

Best,
RDH
Guangdong, China

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