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Volume Twelve: Som Bo Gin Two Man Form: The Second Two Man Advanced Set
It is not difficult to understand the SOM BO GIN TWO MAN FORM, but it will require study. If one has trained Volumes 1-11, and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals and basic skills, then using the Book and the Online Course should produce good results.
I encourage you to use them and experiment. It will take three years to physically become skillful with a form and ten years to ingrain it deeply into your psyche. One cannot obtain a PhD degree in a few short years.
A saying is, “Three years a small success, ten years a big success.” The eight Advanced “Two Man Forms”, comprise the two man long form that should be trained continuously and uninterrupted, until one has achieved a “big success.” This Som Bo Gin Two Man form is the second, of the eight Forms, and only 1/8 of the method.
The Som Bo Gin Two Man form is internal and the kungfu skills taught within the form will improve with daily practice, even into old age. In the beginning, you must forget your physical power and train the power contained in the form: the Mantis structure and horse, the feeling hand which borrows and uses the opponent’s strength, and the ability to intuit the opponent’s intent.
The result of long term training will be a deep rooted stance and the ability to trap and control the opponent, at will.
Two man form training is cooperation, not competition. One partner ‘feeds’ power, one partner ‘eats’ power. Gradually both may increase to full power but never use “buffalo” strength. Use refined strength based on the boxing skills always using the opponent’s force against him. “Never resist” is the motto.
In the beginning, the “A” partner may execute one posture and stand still while “B” applies his counter. When the sequence of the form is rote, then both may work on attributes such as strength, timing, and using the other’s force. Timing is more important than speed.
A skillful two man set will appear to observers as realistic combat. And the skills learned in such two man training forms are most assuredly useful in life or death self-defense. If you wish to have a full understanding of Southern Praying Mantis you must see more, do more, study more, gain more first hand experience. You will never gain a University PhD, an advanced degree, by a limited curriculum.
Prerequisite training Volumes 1- 11. Tuition $136.
Tuition represents a minimum three months training on Volume Twelve. This is the Second of Eight advanced Two Man sets.
Fundamental to Advanced Training
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