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Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

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41 year practioner and teacher of Chinese Southern Praying Manits Kung Fu (Kwong Sai Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai) under Sifu Gin Foon Mark. Also studied Shotokan Karate and Aikido. I work for Glory Sports (Muay Thai), WSOF MMA, HBO fights and Showtime fights.


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2016-03-31 Preferred exercises:

Hello Kevin,   I am glad that you separate power from strength in your question but I would make the delineation between strength vs force.  There are a lot of martial arts superstitions about training

2015-04-18 self defense:

Hello Philip,     Thank you for your question.I think if you ask anyone in any style if their martial art is practical they will say yes.  I've studied several arts, some that were not the least bit practical

2013-05-15 Are Southern Mantis Breathing exercises unhealthy?:

Hi Mike,     Sorry for the delay in answering this.  Reverse breathing is not at all unique to SPM or Chow Gar, it is ubiquitous in kung fu and Taoist practice.  In moderation I am sure it is fine and

2012-08-02 animal style kung fu:

Hello Kyle,    I don't know if you googled snake fist but I can up with several schools and videos when I did. I suggest you try that. As far as panther goes I have never seen that style but I have seen

2012-01-29 Mantis Stance:

Hello James,     I can only speak for Kwong Sai Jook Lum mantis here because there are several different mantis styles.  There are a few different Jook Lum horses/stances but I assume you are talking about


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