How has your personal approach to, and training of Hakka Mantis changed since moving to China?
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Ha! Remember I moved to China, in ’83.
Since my 2002 return this time, well, obviously, I’ve concentrated, on the hometowns, of China Kwongsai Mantis and Chu Gar Gao. I’ve been here 16 years now, this time, without leaving. I love and appreciate all the Hakka Mantis brother-friends here.
It was my goal, upon returning this time, in 2002, to give back all the USA Kwongsai to them here. So far, I’ve been unsuccessful with passing all the USA Transmission hand to hand, to all. Although, I have passed on the Fundamentals and 108 Two Man, on DVDs to both Chu Gar and Kwongsai here.
I once tangled with an Iron Ox, in the China Kwongsai Home – he was strong as a bull! We became friendly, but of late he suffered some setbacks. Iron Ox is complex Hakka Mantis, with some skills that are not seen, in Kwongsai and Chu. It is more akin to Okinawan Karate.
We’ve had some good years, of exchanging Mantis and simple daily life, and brother-friendship. I lead a simple life – Mantis-centric. Ha! Some would argue that I am – Mantis-eccentric!
I have some plans, for those that are interested, to participate ONLINE, in such simple brother-friendship and ceremonies. But, they have to be ready, willing, and able, of their own accord. See page 84, of my book, PINGSHAN MANTIS CELEBRATION, for an example, of local brother-friendship here!