820 Mamaroneck Avenue
(Red door from back of building)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
1156 East Putnam Avenue
Riverside CT 06878
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.
YangTai Chi is based on using softness to overcome hardness to lead your opponent into an unbalanced position, then to use the opponents own force plus adding your own force to the counter attack.
Health benefits come from relaxing the mind and body while moving slowly through self defense postures combined with slow deep rhythmic breathing. This practice enhances the uninhibited free flow of abundant blood throughout the body, which carries oxygen to all the internal organs and the brain, resulting in the release of feel good hormones such as dopamine which counteract stress hormones such as cortisol. After correct practice of the long form a student feels exercised, energetic, calm and peaceful.
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.