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
- 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:
- 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.