PRAYING MANTIS and YANG TAI CHI are both serious Martial Art styles, each containing its own underlying theories that are the secrets of mastering each style. Underlying theory in a martial art is what allows it to become a lifestyle.
Yang Tai Chi is based on the Taoist Yin/Yang theory.
Mantis Kung Fu is based on 12 concepts (12 keyword formula), “follow up” theory, blocks are strikes and strikes can become blocks, and foot trapping as well as take down and joint locking methods. Both are based on technique, relaxed extreme speed, sensitivity and proper reflex, utilizing theory while always remaining calm, and relaxed at all times.
This school is beyond the so called “traditional” of today, it is “OLD SCHOOL”, not commercial like so many others, and teaches the true use, of each technique in each kata (or, “form”) in a systematic and progressive way, best suited for each individual student to be able to simplify and enhance your learning experience.
Partner exercises and partner forms training, is incorporated early on in the curriculum of each style. Partner exercise training is an absolutely irreplaceable bridge to actual fighting, actually being able to comfortably and instinctively use your own martial art style to best defend yourself, AND NOT just resort to basic brawling, brute punching, basic kicking and wild wrestling.
Partner exercises is what this school is all about.
In addition to this, weapons training, if the student is interested, is taught. Again partner forms in this area as well allows the student to understand how to, and be able to, proficiently and instinctively use weapons in attack and defense.
Weapons training greatly compliments empty hand training.