About UsHere at the Chow Gar Hakka Southern Praying Mantis School of Excellence we specialise in teaching traditional authentic southern tong long praying mantis kung fu, tai chi as well as self-defence training.
The principal art taught at the School is Southern Chow Gar Hakka Praying Mantis, which is a highly respected fighting style. It uses every part part of the body, whether in a fighting situation or in training. These include the hands, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, back, feet and head. In short, no part of the body which can be used for either attack or defence is not utilised.
There is little wasted motion or non-effective techniques used in the style. Chow Gar Hakka Southern Praying Mantis is fast, straight, powerful and direct to the point. Some of the fighting techniques employed by the system centre around chasing the opponent with the unqiue Mantis footwork, grabbing, seizing and breaking techniques.
This is a brief overview of this highly respected fighting style. While the list of fighting techniques employed by the system is endless, it is important to remember that such skills do not develop overnight. It is only with continous practice, dedication, combined with instruction by a qualified Sifu can a student fully understand the Chow Gar Hakka Southern Praying Mantis system, fighting strategy, and their skill level develop and grow.
At the School we work with you to achieve your martial art or fitness goals.We are dedicated to improving the lives of our students through the practice of authentic, traditional southern Chinese martial arts. We believe the values of respect, dignity, dedication, discipline, hard work and positive attitude from our unique training helps students become better well-rounded, successful individuals.