with Bill Spraggs
Tel: 01548 857521
Sundays 11 am - 12 noon
The southern style of praying mantis is neither as widely spread nor as popularised as its
northern counterpart. Developed by the Hakka Chinese when the need for self defence
was important, it is considered a more secretive and difficult style to learn.
The style of Southern Mantis is not tied to one type of technique,
as there are many controlling and trapping manoeuvres.
The mantis hook is used as well as a preferred mantis fist.
The stances are low and more firmly set to the ground, and high kicks are not used.
Instead there is large use of low powerful kicks, knees and elbows.
The style is potentially lethal as everything is designed for 100% power.
There is a concentration on the Ying/Yang philosophy and practitioners are skilled in
death/destruction techniques (Dim-Mak) as well as in the art of healing.