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Thread: Mantis in Greater Pittsburgh, PA

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    Mantis in Greater Pittsburgh, PA

    Hello everyone,

    Martial arts training has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Naturally, when I embark on a new chapter in my life one of the first things I do is seek out a martial arts group where I can train. I am nearing such a time in my life again where I am likely going to move to the Greater Pittsburgh area, in Pennsylvania. I've trained in several different arts, including Karate, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Tai Chi, and Wing Chun. At this point in my life, I'm finding myself drawn towards the Chinese martial arts once again. In particular I am intrigued by Northern Praying Mantis systems.

    Despite spending hours searching online, I have not found a single school dedicated to Mantis Pittsburgh. I was hoping that some frequenters of this forum could possibly point me in the right direction.

    With that said, I am a firm believer that the instructor and the culture of the school are more important factors than the art itself. If anyone knows of any great Chinese MA schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area that don't specialize in Mantis specifically, but believe they are worth looking into, I welcome those suggestions as well.

    Thank you for your help!

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    Nashville USA
    Shifu Dave Clarkson
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    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    North Canton, OH
    Quote Originally Posted by yu shan View Post
    Shifu Dave Clarkson
    Dave Clarkson is a very talented mantis practitioner! He would be a great choice for one's instructor.
    Richard A. Tolson

    There are two types of Chinese martial artists. Those who can fight and those who should be teaching dance or yoga!

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