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Rooting, Feeling Hand, and Target Practice: These three are the essence, of Hakka Mantis.
Rooting is the power of a thousand pounds, in the feet – standing as strong as Mt. Tai. This is accomplished by relaxation and deep breathing. You cannot root, while being stiff, with hard power.
Feeling Hand is borrowing, cheating, eating the opponent’s strength, in short angles and deflections. You cannot borrow the opponents force, while being stiff, with hard power.
Target practice is ‘intuiting’ the opponents vital points and striking with spring power – explosive force. Borrow the opponent’s incoming force, redirect his power back to him, and add your Mantis explosive force direct to the targets.