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  1. Article on Nan Tu Shan village Six Harmony Staff

    http://www.monkeystealspeach.co.uk/six-harmony-staff-%E5%85%AD%E5%90%88%E6%A3%8D.php

    Six Harmony Staff is a common part of many Mantis curriculums, but it is in fact a stand alone system. Here is...
  2. I like that idea. It could just refer to "long...

    I like that idea. It could just refer to "long range fighting" eg: keeping your distance from your opponent, using long arm and leg techniques
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    Nice site. I really enjoyed the history section....

    Nice site. I really enjoyed the history section. Look forward to seeing more interviews too :)
  4. Thread: Mantis Videos

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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjECuzvsODE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjECuzvsODE

    Zhai Yao
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    Hi Yes it is brother/sister I believe. But...

    Hi

    Yes it is brother/sister I believe. But terms can be regional, so I can only talk for Shandong and Shanghai, other places may be different.
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nwhKRlcEgk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nwhKRlcEgk

    Chuan Zhi
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    Sticky: Yantai, Shandong

    Yantai, Shandong
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    Sticky: a really nice performance of what old-skool...

    a really nice performance of what old-skool mantis should look like by my elder kf brother

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U3TLj9dGRQ
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    the second one was awesome

    the second one was awesome
  10. Sorry dont wanna derail the thread too much..... ...

    Sorry dont wanna derail the thread too much..... a while back there was a discussion about him.... he was Shaolin-do, and now just makes **** up....

    Anyway, regarding the thread, the purpose of...
  11. Sorry, couldnt resist it :D

    Sorry, couldnt resist it :D
  12. I believe this video will answer everybody's...

    I believe this video will answer everybody's questions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIT5ZkIrtu8
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    I think it's a generational thing. A lot of the...

    I think it's a generational thing. A lot of the old timers I met have got the goods, just dont have the students who are interested. They have pretty much watered down what they teach to fit in with...
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    I think everybody above made good points. Some...

    I think everybody above made good points. Some knowledge of the language and being immersed in the local culture rather than just living in expat circles really makes the difference. IME thought, the...
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    You are right.... Jingwu was a bunch of different...

    You are right.... Jingwu was a bunch of different styles taught under one roof... but everybody had to learn Mizong Quan sets first I believe, which is why HK Mantis has so many long fist sets in...
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    I've read Stuart Alve Olson's book. In my opinion...

    I've read Stuart Alve Olson's book. In my opinion he makes some wild conclusions based on some sketchy research. He tries to suggest Wang Lang and Zhang San Feng are the same people, and Taiji and...
  17. Thanks Kevin, was hoping you would chime in! I...

    Thanks Kevin, was hoping you would chime in!

    I saw on Wikipedia it has Seven Masters, but I had assumed it was a typo.

    What other Muslim influence can you see on Mantis? I just know of various...
  18. Qi Shi Quan, Islamic System - possible ancestor of Mantis???

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1g-AVrZ1zU

    Anybody know anything about this system? Apparently it's only taught to Hui people (Chinese muslims) in the Mosque. Im wondering if it's related to the...
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    Darin, I think Kevin was calling the article in...

    Darin, I think Kevin was calling the article in question Pseudo-history, nothing to do with you personally.
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    Going back to Richard's comments regarding Mantis...

    Going back to Richard's comments regarding Mantis being all passed down through Liang Xue Xiang...... is anyone familiar with Shanxi province Mantis and Hebei province Mantis? Very different...
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    But Liang Xue Xiang doesnt directly call his...

    But Liang Xue Xiang doesnt directly call his style Plum Flower Mantis in his manuscript.... only calls it Mantis.... it is only his students who added Meihua in front of the name.
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    I think in the beginning there were no forms, and...

    I think in the beginning there were no forms, and just lines like you do in Xingyi. People got tired of repeating the same movements over and over, so they combined them into forms. Luan Jie probably...
  23. Very sorry to hear the bad news. RIP to him

    Very sorry to hear the bad news.

    RIP to him
  24. Almost all the teachers I have met in China and...

    Almost all the teachers I have met in China and Korea smoke. Just the generation they grew up in
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    Personally I warm up with the larger...

    Personally I warm up with the larger "traditional" movements, and then later move onto the more natural "combat" movements. Plus I only do those larger movements as solo training, when training with...
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