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    Thanks Mooying

    Thanks for the comparisons! It's nice to see the difference but similarities between the different flavors of mantis.
    I'm not a fan of 7 Star mantis, but you could also say I'm biased towards...
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    Much like all improvements and innovations, Lee...

    Much like all improvements and innovations, Lee stood on the shoulders of giants, and applied their knowledge to new materials and came out with fantastic results.

    Were his ideas original? No,...
  3. Thread: Paradox

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    Not really a paradox

    It's only a paradox because of the limits you set in your conditional statements.

    In reality, like all fights, it is the skill of the combatants. Sensei Chiba's method works for him, Liu Shifu's...
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    Iron Ox

    The pushups are done in Northern Mantis as well. We call them Iron Ox Plows the Field. Or just Iron Ox pushups. The only difference from the video is that we follow the patch back to the starting...
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    if you have no one to supervise you doing Iron...

    if you have no one to supervise you doing Iron body work the traditional way, you should just go the boxer/kickboxer route. Get a really dense heavy bag and pound away.
    Hit it with regular punches,...
  6. Thread: Ussd

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    Time Travel

    In today's market? Good luck.

    Otherwise, borrow the Doc's DeLorean and go back about 40 years, quickly train a group of eager students, and then invest in good locations.
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    Do you implement body conditioning for some of...

    Do you implement body conditioning for some of the body striking when you teach ba zhou, or is it a part of your curriculum regardless?
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    Felt like hockey practice :D

    I remember learning Ba Zhou (first one) and going through the applications was like a rough game of hockey. Hip checks, shoulder bumps, the works. Great techniques for the clinch game. Really...
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    late great grand master Cian Pow? Only student?...

    late great grand master Cian Pow? Only student?
    Wasn't the muay thai teacher in the Kickboxer film Xian Chow?
    Coincidence...
    :rolleyes:
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    Always weed out bad habits at the beginning

    However, bad habits are relevant to the style/situation.

    If you can get them to change their habits from situation to situation, great. If not, you might have to work around it.

    Cheers,...
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    Family Kung Fu Centers

    I can vouch for Family Kung Fu. I've been going there for over 12 years and I can not see myself going anywhere else.
    The Praying Mantis is Taiji Meihua and has good lineage through both Master...
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    It's just a grab

    Like a lot of martial arts that grab and pull, that's all the "mantis hook" essentially is. It's not like we wave our hands around while we fight continuously displaying the hook hands. :rolleyes:
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    Praying Mantis kung fu doesn't mimic

    Praying Mantis kung fu shouldn't mimic the mantis. The only thing that "mimics" is the hook hands. Other than that, the aggressiveness and spirit of the mantis is what is emulated.

    Cheers,
    Josh
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    Got a Link?

    Mind sharing the link? Make it easy on us :D
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    Axe Edge Kick

    Fu ren jiao

    excellent kick. Used a fair amount in mantis.
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    Ah. I see it now. It looked similar, but with a...

    Ah. I see it now. It looked similar, but with a different focus on the technique. My ignorance of other mantis styles comes out in situations such as this :(

    Looks good. I think I like the...
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    Maybe I'm not seeing it, but the movements 9-11...

    Maybe I'm not seeing it, but the movements 9-11 you showed in the video do not look familiar. Are you doing them in a different manner?

    Cheers
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    I like to add a slight pull shuffle to the right...

    I like to add a slight pull shuffle to the right when I do the hook punch. Gives you the opportunity to sweep through to the opposite leg if they lift the leg you've got hooked. Gives me a little...
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    I have two openings to Zhai Yao, both similar...

    I have two openings to Zhai Yao, both similar except for 1 movement, but then again, my sifu trained under Sun Deyao for a time, so that would explain the Hao like beginning. Zhai Yao as done by...
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    That's my Shifu's school with some of the senior...

    That's my Shifu's school with some of the senior students and assistants.
    Not quite Boston, but most people think Massachusetts consists of Boston and it's suburbs and that's it, lol.
  21. Thread: Fanche

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    wrong post dude?

    wrong post dude?
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    go lou cai I know for sure that I've practiced...

    go lou cai
    I know for sure that I've practiced that, but even then, they're all independent movements. You're not doing any two actions at the same time that occupy both hands. While one is doing...
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    Yes, but both of your hands are occupied. It's...

    Yes, but both of your hands are occupied. It's the same with a double pick. It's great if you get the double pick (or the double seal), but if you don't get it, both your hands are occupied and one...
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    feng as in seal? So this is a double hand seal...

    feng as in seal?

    So this is a double hand seal after a hook?

    I've always avoided double hand seals because you leave yourself open if you don't have the opponent turned at the right angle to...
  25. Thread: Fanche

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    If I remember right, Fanche technique is found in...

    If I remember right, Fanche technique is found in Wah Lum's straight form as well, and they have a small and large Fanche as well.


    Cheers,
    Josh
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