Among more than Kung Fu styles, Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis stands out for its power and subtlety. It includes self-defence, health maintenance . The Chu family branch attributes its art to Chu Fook-To, who created Southern Praying Mantis as a fighting style for opponents of. Close in Fighting Skills of Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For the very first time an in- depth.

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He created a new style which he called Praying Mantis from watching a fight between a praying mantis and a bird. This region, the original home to Southern Praying Mantis by way of being the childhood hometowns of its deemed founders, covers a wide expanse in Southern China.

Chuka can be found in China and the United States. These were no hold barred contest and took place in Hong Kong and in UK.

Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

As a result, his students also emphasize those aspects in their training. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The camping life Website. Re-learned a nice drill tonight. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This system is known for its short power methods, and has aspects of both internal and external techniques. One of his favorite training method was to practise with 30 to 60 LB iron rings on his wrist while he perform his forms. It strengthens the body, aiding its resistance to physical blows, and also develops power. InLam Southen retired from teaching and migrated to Taiwan. Yip Shui died in Yip Shui was one of his first non-Hakka students.

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Cheung eventually moved to Hong Kong. Paul Whitrod has gone on to promote this unique system of kung fu through articles, videos, and UK television appearances etc.

Bamboo Temple Chinese Benevolent Association. The legs are moved quickly into range through footwork to protect and defend the body, and kicks are kept low, short and quick so as to never leave the Southern Mantis combatant off balance and vulnerable. I would like to thank Paul Whitrod Shifu, for the amazing classes and his warm hospitality!!

Chow Ah-Nam Chu Gar style: Coming up later today a technique treat video!! Information prior to the turn of the century is speculative at best.

Articles lacking reliable references from February All articles lacking reliable references. In the modern era, Lau Soei is recognized by both the Chow Gar and Chu Gar practitioners as the leading promoter of this style. Southern Shaolin kung fu.


Southern Praying Mantis

He taught at Tangra, Calcutta, from the 50’s till his death in the year These masters are all members of the Hakka community and the transmission of this remained within this community until the far of Lau Shui and Lum Wing-Fay. He was acknowledged by both the Chow Gar and the Chu Gar practitioners as the founding teacher of the system in the modern era.

Som Dot Iron Ox style: Near the end of his career, he opened his teachings to the general public. Professional boxing Professional kickboxing Knockdown karate Mixed martial arts Pankration Submission wrestling.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Yip Chee Keung, the son of Yip Shui, continues the family tradition as a promoter of this system. This page was last edited on 26 Julyat