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Chu Gar Gao Southern Praying Mantis

Hardcover: 150 pages
Southern Mantis Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985724021
ISBN-13: 978-0985724023

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It contains various
Hakka boxing not only
Southern Mantis and is
excerpted from the
Video eBooks.

Chu Gar Boxing - Four Words Secret
Late Master Dong Yat Long, Circa 1970

Float, Sink, Swallow, Spit

Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis


Open the Doors and invite them in.

Close the Doors and send them out.









Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis

The sudden release of force, explosive energy, which is capable of
bouncing the opponent away in full weight.

Skillfully applied the opponent will feel l
ike being afloat on water and is easily thrown aside.  This energy bounds out in waves. It is similar to "peng" or
ward off in Taichi or I Chuan (dachengquan).

In mantis this is supplemented by the heavy iron
bar rolled over the forearms - pop it up, catch, roll it to the fingertips ...or by multiple heavy iron rings on the arms. Two man training is primary.

This is
expressed as fic/ping shu in training. The arms flick upward or outward like the insect...strength comes from the ground through the feet and spine...


Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis 

This is more difficult to master because it depends on one's natural ability to learn "feeling" or perceive the opponent's exertion of force.  He who has mastered this is capable of rendering his opponent completely immobile, thus putting him under absolute control. 

When the opponent moves one simply sinks the center into him.

This is trained in the "three" form. Energy is expressed from the lower "Dan Tien" behind the navel.



Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis


The exertion of flexible force usually in circular manners, and linear, so that you intercept the opponents blow by causing it slide and miss the target, rather than intercepting it by force against force.

This is practiced in all mantis hands.




Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis SPIT
to strike;
to strike using the
borrowed force of the opponent;
to strike in such a way
that the opponent feels
swallow and spit, sink, float,
in one strike.

If skillfully applied some say
this feels like the opponent is being
shocked by electricity.

These four characters,
sum up the secrets of Mantis.


Chu Gar Feeding Hands

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