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NORTHERN PRAYING MANTIS &
TAI CHI MARTIAL ARTS CENTER

School Curriculum

  Systematic Learning

The school advancement system is based on all student’s learning systematically from beginner techniques and theory to more complex and sophisticated maneuvers over time, and improvement. It standardizes the material a student learns at each level. There are four levels of achievement as follow:


Beginner Level: (white shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the beginner level:

Intermediate Level: (yellow shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the intermediate level:

Advanced Level: (green shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the advanced level:

Graduate Level: (black shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the graduate level:
  • Third Essential form (Sam Lo Tzat Yiew)
  • Low Movements form – also with a partner (Siew Gah Sic)
  • Mantis Steals Peach form (Tong Long Taw Toe)
  • Mantis Exits Cave (Tong Long Chit Tong)
  • Continuous Linking form (Leen Wan Gum Toe)
  • Flying Mantis partner exercise (Fay Tong Long)
  • Flying Goose Palm partner exercise (Fay Narn Jeurng)
  • 3 Strikes Sword sparring form (Sarm Choy Gim)
  • Chain Whip weapon form (Tzut Jeet Bean)
  • Saber and 2 sectional staff weapon form (Tso Tzee Darn Do) OR, 2 Nunchucku’s
  • 5 Tigers Double Hook Swords weapon form (Fu Tao Cern Ngou)
  • 3 sectional staff vs. spear weapon sparring form
  • 2 Sabers vs. Staff weapon sparring form
  • Must be able to lead classes at all levels
  • Free Sparring against multiple opponents
  • Special Mantis fighting techniques
ONLY When a student has completed the Graduate Level, and with Sifu Marlon’s permission he/she may open their own school.