South Mantis Kung Fu is a no nonsense system of Chinese Kung Fu. This is a Hakka martial arts system. The Hakka were a Northern Chinese ethnic group who moved from the North to the South and spread out around the world. South Mantis is composed of a few core forms along with many drills to develop the body and the reflexes. The entire body is trained inside and out.
South Mantis is known as a 3 Branch Art.
The first branch is Iron Ox Mantis. Tiet Ngau Tong Long Pai. Historically said to be harder than the other two branches.
Chu Gar Tong Long is known as a half hard half soft system.
The 10 soft 1 hard system of South Mantis is known as Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai/Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis Clan.
As this Kung Fu system was made famous in Kwongsai/Jiangxi, China, many call it Kwongsai Mantis.
Kwongsai Mantis is known for its unique Horse Stance(Ma Bo) with the feet shoulder width apart and heel to toe. The back is rounded and the arms are held in front of the body.
Classes are held in Tampa, Florida.
Classes in Tampa are held on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm and Saturday mornings from 11 am until 12 pm.
You will learn how to open the horse, how to move using the Chop Step, Circle Step and the Advanced Step as well as other stepping patterns. Intermediate students will learn Som Bo Gin, Chu Gar and Jooklum Temple versions as well as all 2 man sets.
Standing meditation will be taught and explained as well as teaching concepts and applications of the 18 Buddha Hands(Sup Bot Fut Sau) of Kwongsai Mantis.
Forms training will start with Som Bo Gin and progress into the two man Som Bo Gin, Loose Hands etc.
In South Mantis nothing is for show and all is for use.
No learning forms just for rank.
All forms have concepts which relate to how we apply these concepts in self defense situations with little change to the concepts.
We have a wooden dummy, iron rings, iron palm bags, and other training tools to help condition the Mantis structure.
Contact Dr. Dugas at 813-285-1895 for more information or you can contact me through the contact us feature on the website.