Chow-Gar Praying Mantis Kung Fu
with Bill Spraggs
Sundays: 11 am - 12 noon
Spanda Studio, on the ground floor
(No sessions: 12 & 26 November)
The southern style of praying mantis is neither as widely spread nor as popularised as its northern counterpart. Developed by the Hakka Chinese when the need for self defence was important, it is considered a more secretive and difficult style to learn.
The style of Southern Mantis is not tied to one type of technique, as there are many controlling and trapping manoeuvres.
The mantis hook is used as well as a preferred mantis fist. The stances are low and more firmly set to the ground, and high kicks are not used. Instead there is large use of low powerful kicks, knees and elbows.
The style is potentially lethal as everything is designed for 100% power. There is a concentration on the Ying/Yang philosophy and practitioners are skilled in death/destruction techniques (Dim-Mak) as well as in the art of healing.
Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.
No need to book, first lesson free.
Tel: 01548 857521