Praying Mantis Kung Fu
7 Star Praying Mantis Instructional DVD
Sifu Jon Funk has over 25 years experience in the martial arts. He learned the Seven Star Praying Mantis system from Masters Al Cheng and So Sue Ming. Funk is a direct 8th generation lineage descendant of the founder. He has also trained in judo and was a national champion forms competitor and full contact fighter. Sifu Funk is frequently published in martial art magazines such as Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu and operates a school in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu was founded in the 17th century by Wong Long, a Shaolin student. Master Long developed a new system based on his observations of the praying mantis. He copied the insect's quick grasping and ripping claw movements, then classified them into attack and defense patterns. Noting that the mantis has weak legs, Wong Long based the system's footwork on the agility of the monkey, then completed his new system by importing the best techniques from seventeen other styles of his day.
The Seven Star Praying Mantis educational series includes on each tape the forms listed shown at performance speed with at teaching speed with a clear, detailed explanation of the defense and attack potentials of each movement. Each move in the forms is taught from three different angles and has extremely detailed explanations of how the moves are to be conducted. After each move is shown, the applications are demonstrated from two different angles to make them very easy to understand. These videos give you an excellent understanding of the praying mantis style.
PRAYING MANTIS KUNG FU INSTRUCTIONAL DVD's
- 2501-0 DVD 1
BUNG BO & NG LONG GWUN
Sifu Funk teaches the form Bung Bo (Crushing Step). Funk emphasizes sticking and adhering, combination throws and close-range applications. Ng Long Gwun (Fifth Son Staff) is a long staff form that can be split into two shorter forms.Preview video
- 2502-0 DVD 2
BAAG YUNE TSUUD DUNG & YEEN TSING DOE
This intermediate form (White Ape Exits the Cave) emphasizes throwing, grappling, and striking techniques. The broadsword form (Green Swallow)teaches basic sword techniques, parries and lightning fast combinations.
- 2503-0 DVD 3
FAY NGAAN DZERNG & YEE LOI MUI FAA TSERNG
The two advanced forms in this tape include the Flying Goose Palm form with its unpredictable broken rhythm, and Second Route Plum Flower Spear.
- 2504 -0 DVD 4
BUCK YUEN TOW TOE & SEVEN STAR BASICS
Learn one of the most popular mantis forms with effective applications. Sifu Funk also teaches all the necessary basics to properly learn the unique Seven Star system.
- 2505-0 DVD 5
ADVANCED PRAYING MANTIS TECHNIQUES
This invaluable tape covers the intricacies of Seven Star self-defense including: The reaction distance line system, the science of hand trapping, effective pressure point tactics such as distractions and no strength pressure points and devastating joint locks.Preview video
- 2506-0 DVD 6
MAY FOW KUEN
Advanced Seven Star form (Plum Flower) is taught with precise explanations of the intricate movements. Applications for each technique used in the form are explained - for serious students.
- 2507-0 DVD 7
SAM LOW CHET YUEN
The advanced training continues with this intricate form (Third Route Essence). As with his other tapes, the unique movements are explained by Sifu Funk for their full self-defense potential.Preview video
- 2508-0 DVD 8
TONG LONG TOU TOE
(Praying Mantis steals the Peach) - This advanced form was Wong Long's favorite hand set.
- 2509-0 DVD 9
TONG LONG TSUUD DUNG
(Praying Mantis exits the Cave) - A rare highly sought after advanced form.
- 2510-0 DVD 10
LAW HON GUNG
This tape includes Praying Mantis Shaolin breathing exercises, Praying Mantis Iron Palm, and open palm fighting applications. These are all essential techniques to anyone who wants to master Praying Mantis Kung Fu.Preview video
- 2511-0 DVD 11
PRAYING MANTIS FIGHTING APPLICATIONS
Sticky hand drills and applications; sparring drills and fighting strategies. Learn how to use the Praying Mantis movements for lightning fast self-defense.Preview Sparring Preview Sticky Hands
- 2512-0 DVD 12
ADVANCED MANTIS TRAINING DRILLS & SITUATIONAL SELF-DEFENSE SKILLS
Sifu Funk covers two-man training drills & uses Seven Star theory for effective defense.Preview Training Drills
- 2513-0 DVD 13
NEUTRALIZING THE GRAPPLING ATTACK
Sifu Funk teaches the important fundamentals of neutralizing the grappling attack. This tape is ideal for those "stand-up stylists" who do not wish to be defeated at the grappling range because of a lack of experience. Learn about the various types of grappling attacks that can take place either standing up or on the ground. It is not necessary to become a wrestler; with this instructional DVD you can develop the skills you need to defeat the grappling attack.Preview Upright Throw Neutralization Preview Arm Bar Counter Attack Preview Neutralizing a Mounted Position
- 2514-0 DVD 14
SAY LO BUN DAA
(Four Direction Fist) - This is an excellent long fist style Praying Mantis form that is a strong set for demonstrations.
- 2515-0 DVD 15
New TAI CHI MANTIS STRAIGHT SWORD
The Tai Chi Mantis Straight Sword form was filmed in the early 1980's and is taught by one of Chu Chuk Kai's (of Hong Kong) top students, Sifu Galen Fok. This instructional DVD shows the complete form from all angles and includes all applications of each movement against a broadsword. This traditiional straight sword set is gracefull but practical and can a great additional to your weapon's training.
- 2516-0 DVD 16
NewTAI CHI MANTIS DOUBLE ENDED SPEAR
The Tai Chi Mantis Double Ended Spear form was filmed in the early 1980's and is taught by one of Chu Chuk Kai's (of Hong Kong) top students, Sifu Galen Fok. This instructional DVD shows the complete form from all angles and includes all applications of each movement against a spear. This traditional double end spear set is energetic, practical and can a great additional to your understanding of spear training.
- 2517-0 DVD 17
NewTAI CHI MANTIS DOUBLE DAGGER
The Tai Chi Mantis Double Dagger form was filmed in the early 1980's and is taught by one of Chu Chuk Kai's (of Hong Kong) top students, Sifu Galen Fok. This instructional DVD shows the complete form from all angles and includes all applications of each movement against a spear. This double dagger set is a great additional to your traditional kung fu training.
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