Kung Fu

8 Step Preying Mantis

I’ve had plenty of people ask what a ‘Complete Martial Art’ is. I’ve also had plenty of people talk of filing gaps, or holes in their training. The two questions are very much linked. To answer this quickly a ‘Complete Martial Art’ doesn’t have any holes, or gaps in the training, but is a complete ‘System’. Whereas, other martial arts, the one’s that are looking for things to ‘round out their training’ are considered a ‘Style’, and are only part of a ‘System’.

8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu is a complete Chinese martial art.

The training in this system incorporates:

  • Single man forms
  • Single man sets
  • Two man forms
  • Two man sets
  • Attack sequences
  • Defense sequences
  • Throws
  • Joint Locks
  • 8 Step combat theory

(The Two man forms & sets show how to use the single man techniques against an opponent)

The national organization which regulates all teachers of this system, the American Chinese Martial Arts Federation (ACMAF), has a proven curriculum which is great for beginners. Over time people see how packed it is with great techniques, making it exciting while learning and training.

Why Practice Kung Fu?

  • Great total body workout
  • Makes exercise interesting, exciting, and fun!
  • Contributes to a healthy lifestyle
  • Teaches self defense
  • Builds self confidence
  • Improved cardiovasular health
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improved flexibility/muscle coordination
  • Improved balance
  • Teaches morals, values including:
    • Discipline
    • Responsibility
    • Patience
    • Respect
    • Integrity
  • Improved mental focus and memory
  • Better emotional health

Our school has a warm and friendly environment, where everyone safe and welcome. Reach out, via phone or email, or just stop in and try a class out.