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Merry Mantis in 2104! Winter 2013 News

Published: Jan 7, 2014 by admin Filed under: China Mantis News RDH Behind the Scenes

China
Southern Mantis News

  Winter 2013

Happy Mantis Holidays!
 

 

Merry Chu Gar Coming in 2014!


Bottom Line: 

 

Chu Gar coming in 2014.  Read on...

 

 

 

From RDH:

 

Today is the second day of Winter and I have spent the whole of 2013 (nearly) with Lao Sui's family and the Chu Gar Clans in Hong Kong and China.  Although we only published one well received book this year, extensive Chu Gar documentation was collected and recorded:

 

 

And although I have just now moved back to Pingshan, the hometown of Kwongsai Mantis, the first public Chu Gar School we opened this year, in Huizhou, Guangdong, remains in operation.  Let me know if you would like to visit:

 


2013 Opening of the first public Chu Gar School in China

 

As a result, 2014 may see the release of an extensive Chu Gar Mantis Documentary on DVDs.  Perhaps three or more DVDs as the completed documentary may be 3 hours or more.

 

The documentary will use footage from Lao Sui’s home, Huizhou Chu Gar of Ma, Chen, and Xie Sifus including about one hour of footage from the school opening, Hong Kong Chu Gar including Cheng Wan SIfu, Ah Chiu Sifu and Mantisflix Chu Gar Video footage from 1950 onward, Yang Shou Clan, 1st generation of Lao Sui, Anthony Chan Sifu (Chu Kai Ming) 1st generation Lao Sui, and Chu Jun San Sifu's non-Lao Sui lineage (original family of Chu Gar founder, Chu An Nam).  And others yet to be announced.

 

Sean Robinson, China Mantis Man, has agreed tentatively to host the Chu Gar documentary.  Sean is a lifelong martial artist of many styles with a background in Yip Sui's Mantis in England and has spent the better part of 2013 with RDH and the Chu Clans.  He participated in this year's opening of the Huizhou Chu Gar School:

 

Sean Robinson, Mantis Sifu Upcoming, demonstrates at Chu Gar School Grand Opening 7/1/13

 

Sean lives in Shenzhen with his lovely wife from Shandong and their young son.  More of Sean and his contributions to preserve and promote Mantis upcoming in 2014!

 

Before leaving the Huizhou School about two weeks ago, I invited all the Chu Clan brothers (some didn't make it) from Hong Kong and China to the new School for some brother-friendshipOur discussion of the 2014 plans to preserve and promote Chu Gar moved from the School and continued over a fine lunch banquet: 

 

L-R) RDH, Bin Goh, Ah Chiu, Chen Jian Ming, Chu Jun San, Ma Jiu Hua and others not shown.

 

Chen Jian Ming SIfu opens the Huizhou School daily from 3-5 pm now.  I will try to return monthly to visit and check-in.  It is about a 3-4 hour round trip drive from Pingshan, home of Kwongsai Mantis.

 

Other 2014 projects I hope to complete, (hope is faith in things not yet seen), include Kwongsai Mantis DVD VOL 9 B:  Ping Shu, Bao Zhang, Jang Shu, Han Shu, etc.  And I'm working on several new books including the Chu Gar Dummy Short Form and the Yellow Ox Staff Form, among others.

 

I'm happy to report for your Mantis interest, that 2013 was a productive year of Chu Gar preservation work and hopefully, in 2014, we can harvest the fruit of this year's efforts.

 

I welcome your personal correspondence.

Thank you for your continued interest and correspondence and best wishes for a delightful and warm 2013 holiday season!  Hope to see you in 2014!

 

Best,
RDH

Guangdong, China

 

PS.  See a short RDH China TV documentary - click here

 

Contact me:

rdh@chinamantis.com

 

 


 

RDH Autumn 2013 China Mantis News

In the News:

  • 2013 Historic Chu Gar Event - First Public School
  • RDH China newspaper promotions of Chu Gar
  • RDH  Chu Gar documentaries on China TV
  • RDH visits Huizhou Wushu Competition
  • New Media Releases - Chu Cards, New Books, New DVDs
  • Yang Style Chu Gar in China and Hong Kong
  • RDH Personal Note

 

Southern Mantis Press Updated - New Media!

 

Click here for details: www.southernmantispress.blogspot.com

 

Please note that www.southmantis.com is having technical difficulty today and so we are using the blogspot forum for the news update.  We will return to using www.southmantis.com shortly.

 


 


Southern Mantis Press

Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble

and other fine retailers

 


 

 5 VIDEO CLIPS of LAO SUI'S HOME / RDH PLAYS MANTIS CLICK HERE
This site is experiencing technical difficulty today!  Please check back.

 

The old news column is now archived and future

updates will be posted on www.southmantis.com/article.html

 

  • Training for beginners and advanced practitioners here.
     
  • 60 Years of Hakka Mantis Movies and Events on Video here.
     
  • 10 Year Ongoing Survey of Hakka Mantis in China here.
     
  • Our Southern Mantis Video Sharing Site here.
     
  • Also, the youtube daily south mantis video feed is working again - here.
     
  • Email to RDH (welcome) here:  rdh@chinamantis.com

RDH 2013 Autumn News

RDH Autumn 2013 China Mantis News

*This article contains video clips.  The long clips may take several minutes the first time loading to your PC and Internet connection.

Also view this article here:  www.southernmantispress.blogspot.com

In the News:

  • 2013 Historic Chu Gar Event - First Public School
  • RDH China newspaper promotions of Chu Gar
  • RDH  Chu Gar documentaries on China TV
  • RDH visits Huizhou Wushu Competition
  • New Media Releases - Chu Cards, New Collectible Books, New DVDs
  • Yang Style Chu Gar in China and Hong Kong
  • RDH Personal Note

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
Hakka Southern Praying Mantis
 

See the Chu Gar School here:  www.hakka-mantis.com


The above article is an abridged excerpt from an upcoming Southern Mantis Press hardcover collectible book - to be released Winter 2013.  See new media releases below.


RDH 2013 China newspaper promotions of Chu Gar


RDH promoting Chu Gar and the new School in local Huizhou Newspapers:


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

RDH 2013 China TV Documentaries on Chu Gar


Promotions for the first public Chu Gar School, in China, were also made on Huizhou TV stations.  Below is a video excerpt of one of the programs.  Watch www.southmantis.com for more of the program releases including a complete video program of the School's grand opening day celebration and demonstrations to be released.



In the above clip, RDH is referred to as "Hao Li Hai".  A rough translation of this clip states, "RDH trained and has become the sixth generation of Southern Praying Mantis.  The reporter asks, "why did you take up Chinese kungfu" and the reply, "I was eleven years old and happened upon a 19 year old man raping a 16 year old girl.  I intervened on the girls behalf, the girl escaped, but I, at eleven, was beaten to a pulp by the 19 year old.  My father requested I train martial arts when he saw me at 11, black, blue, and bloody.  He gave me my first month's tuition and I started training Judo, at age 11.  From that time, I have never stopped training.


It then states in 1989, in conjunction with the China State Physical Culture and Sports Commission, in Beijing, that RDH published a series of magazines which were distributed internationally.


In the remainder of the video clip above, the TV station asked to see what I do daily.  And so, they followed me around to a few local places that I enjoy frequenting in Huizhou, an ancient martial art city, hometown to the likes, not only of Chu Gar, but Dragon and Whitebrow also.  Huizhou City welcomes you to visit.


Anecdote:  Chen Jian Ming Sifu has long been promoting and teaching the Lao Sui family's Chu Gar in Huizhou.  I will share more of this soon, too.  I am grateful to Chen Sifu for his brother-friendship and all the Lao Sui clan brother-friends.  More of Chen Sifu will follow.


RDH Joins Huizhou Wushu Competition


In the late 80s, and early 90s, It was a pleasure for me, RDH, to see the Beijing Wushu Competitions.  I spent several years to, from, and in Beijing those days.   I met many interesting and capable brother-friends and dignitaries:  Li Meng Hua, Xu Cai, Wu Bin, Cai Long Yuan, Zhang Wen Guang, et al,...I enjoyed, appreciated, and loved all their company among others.


Below is the 2013 Huizhou Martial Art Competition, which I attended.  One of Chen Jian Ming Sifu's Chu Gar Mantis students demonstrated. A Hong Kong movie star was among the presentations.  RDH was featured in several newspaper articles:  http://e.hznews.com/paper/djsb/20130722/A05/2/


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Above:  Huizhou Sports Complex, host to the 2013, Wushu Competitions


RDH New Media Releases  Chu Cards, New Collectible Books, New DVDs

Preserving and Promoting Hakka Mantis


Similar to the Kwongsai Mantis Card Deck, a Chu Gar Mantis Card Deck has been produced.  Available now, but without the maxims.  Photos only.  Front and back.  By request only now.  Email me.


New Southern Mantis Press hardcover collectible book releases will include somethings like this below.  Subject to change at notice:

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Chen Sifu plays the rare "Yellow Ox Tongue" Chu Gar Staff form and Dui Jong
Yang Tang Lu and Yang Wei Sifus outline Yang Style Chu Gar
Chen Jian Ming Sifu outlines his own wooden dummy Chu Gar short form.

And there are new additions to Southern Mantis Press coming in 2014.


RDH New Media Releases  

Volume 9B DVD:  18 Hands Completion

Preserving and Promoting Hakka Mantis


Volume Nine-B: click
Year One Supplement;  18 Hands Completion; 18 Hands - 4 Corners

This film is recovered from the original correspondence program and completes the 18 hands teaching

  • Ping Shu Flick hand
  • Bao Zhang Palms,
  • Jung Shu Elbow Strokes and
  • Han Shu Slicing Bridge

which have not been covered in Volumes One - Nine.  Additionally, it teaches the

"18 Hands - Four Corners" method of single man training.   (60 minutes)


I'm behind on this production.  Keep up your good Mantis and keep me posted.


Yang Style Chu Gar in China and Hong Kong


 Yang Sou, (Yang Shou), is sometimes said to be the third generation himself, such was his accomplishment in Chu Gar Mantis.  His descendents continue Chu Gar in his hometown of QingXi, Guangdong, today, as well as Hong Kong.


There is much yet to be shared with the Yang Clan Chu Gar.


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

L-R)  Ma Jiuhua, Chen Jian Ming, (Yang Wei - 6th generation from Yang Sou), 

RDH, Xie Tien Sheng


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis


Top and bottom:  Yang Mei Gang - The Yang Clan Chu Gar Conference Hall


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis


Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Hakka Southern Praying Mantis

Yang Wei Sifu (R), and Sigong Yang Tang Lu (L), and RDH have collaborated to publish a book of the Yang Style Chu Gar upcoming.  Stay tuned for further updates.


RDH Personal Note


Keep up your good Mantis!  Start training today.  


Remember Sombogin = "start where you are, use what you have, do what you can!"


Your correspondence is welcome.  I'll be back here when Winter begins!  If not before.


RDH

Huizhou, Guangdong





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New Mantis School - Summer News 2013

Published: Jun 10, 2013 by admin Filed under: China Mantis News


China Southern Mantis News
Summer 2013


RDH - Lao Sui Clan - New School

 Huizhou Southern Mantis Boxing Association

Huizhou Southern Mantis Boxing Association


Who:
Sifus
Chen Jianming, age 56
RDH, age 57

Where:
Huizhou, Guangdong, China
Lao Sui’s Hometown

What:
Traditional Chinese Wuguan (Martial Art School) Teaching Hakka Mantis:  Chu Gar and Jook Lum Temple

When:
Open Six Days a Week;  Day and Evening Classes; 
Local & International Students Accepted;  Accomodations Available

Why:

Preserving and Promoting Traditional Hakka Mantis 100 Years Onward in the Hometowns!


At Sifu Chen Jianming’s request, RDH Sifu has teamed-up to open a new traditional martial art wuguan (school) teaching Chu Gar and Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis in the hometown of Lao Sui.  Chen Sifu is the leader of Chu Gar Clan #1 and the 5th generation in Lao Sui’s hometown, Huizhou.

RDH is from the USA and has been living off and on in China and Asia for more than 37 years.  RDH started martial arts training in 1967 and has been focused on Southern Praying Mantis since 1976.  He is a pupil by ceremony of both Chu Gar and Kwongsai Mantis.  He has more than 1,000 international students and is a publisher of martial art books, magazines and DVDs in more than 45 countries.

Under the banner of the Huizhou Southern Mantis Boxing Association, this new traditional martial art school will open its doors to local and foreign students alike.  Local students may train daily and foreign students may reserve accomodations for a week or extended stays.

The teaching is traditional Hakka Mantis:  Chu Gar and Kwongsai Mantis.

This website will open soon.  Check back often.  And success in your Hakka Mantis training!  Make your reservation and train with us today!


Coming Soon:

www.hakka-mantis.com


 


Newest Book Release 




A rare bilingual (English-Chinese) treatise of Lao Sui's Chu Gar Southern Mantis boxing inside China!

Meet Lao Sui's family and Chu Gar Mantis pupils in Lao Sui's hometown. Exclusive historical photographs. Origins, history and practices of Chu Gar Mantis as told by Lao Sui's family and others. Chu Gar, Chow Gar and Dongjiang East River Mantis clarification. Details released for the first time - never before published.

  • Lao Sui and Hakka Mantis on the Map; A Wondering Medicine Man; Lao Sui Finds Chu Gar Mantis Under a Bridge; Stories of Chu Gar History; History as told by Lao Sui's Family; Chu Gar Mantis School of Lao Sui;
  • Chu Gar Boxing Basic Skills Pictorial
  • Ma Jiu Hua Sifu; Chen Jian Ming Sifu; Xie Tian Sheng Sifu
  • Images from Lao Sui's Hometown; Lao Sui Lore
  • Form Training Pictorial: Som Bo Gin Shadowboxing Form; Som Gin Yu Kiu Shadowboxing Form
  • Interactive Book and Online Videos! Links on page 164
  • Book Details:   Hardcover, Premium Full Color, 168 pages, 136+ Photographs, Bilingual: English-Chinese, Library archive quality, and more!

    For those with the slightest interest in Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu, the name of Lao Sui holds the mystique of an old fashioned kungfu master who was revered by all to the extent he is often referred to as a "Canton Tiger." Lao Sui's legacy in China has always been called Chu Gar Mantis, just as it is today! Discover the Southern Mantis legacy of Lao Sui in China today! Get your copy now.

    Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other fine retailers
    search "Southern Mantis Press" or "Roger D Hagood"



  • Lao Sui Clan 2:  Chu Gar Wedding Bells!


    May saw wedding bells (hopefully not wedding bell blues) for a student of Chu Gar Sifu Xie Tiansheng in Yanzhou.  A banquet with several hundreds of people concluded the affair which was also attended by Chu Gar Clan leaders, Chen Jianming, Ma Jiuhua, Xie Tiansheng and RDH.  Below are a few pics.


     Second from Right - Ma Sifu, RDH, Chen Sifu, Xie Sifu

    A traditional Chinese Wedding is a festive affair complete with fireworks
    and plenty of spirits

    Cola and Malt Vinegar replaced the alcohol at our Mantis table!


    There is a definite camaraderie among the active Clans of Lao Sui's family and pupils.  It is one for all and all for one!  Esprit de corp was the rule of the day.




    Sifu Lam Hau Kit Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn


    Special thanks to Lam Hau Kit Sifu and Brother Raymond Yan for the Tam Kang Festival photos and videos.  Google "Tam Kang Festival Hong Kong" for details about this annual event.  More of Lam Sifu and the Shau Kei Wan history of Chung Yel Chong (Zhang Yaozong) coming.


    Left:  Lam Hau Kit Sifu - Shaukeiwan, Hong Kong
    Kwongsai Jook Lum Temple Mantis, Right:  Sifu Raymond Yan, Lam Pupil




    Lam Sifu (Left) is a strong force in Hong Kong Kwongsai Mantis and Hakka Unicorn

    Lam Hau Kit Sifu (center) with Kwongsai Mantis Sifu Lee Kwok Leung and his son Sifu Patrick Lee


     

    Sifu Lam Hau Kit is a regular patron of Hong Kong's Famous "Kungfu Corner" Festivals



    Videos featuring Lam Sifu's Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn Troupe are forthcoming - Check back often!




    Southern Mantis Press Updated - New Media!


    Click these links directly:



    VOL 11 INSTRUCTIONAL DVD:  LOOSE HANDS TWO MAN Set One
    this program is available by download at this time
    email:  rdh@chinamantis.com




    BLOG NOTICE


    For the summer news we have reverted back to this blogspot due to a malfunction at our regular news site.  We expect that to be updated shortly and the rest of the Summer news will be added and if you have subscribed you will receive notice.



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    RDH Behind the Scenes - Eighteen Buddha Hands

    Published: Jun 10, 2013 by admin Filed under: RDH Behind the Scenes
    If no images appear read on www.southernmantispress.blogspot.com

    A look behind the scenes of the new hardcover book,
    L-R) Louie Jack Man Sifu, RDH, and Jesse Eng Sibok
    Philly Chinatown, circa 1996
    It seems like I have been working on this book since 1976, when I first met Louie Sifu. I think we all, the Mantis Pai, always knew I'd write this book eventually.  In fact, the very idea that I might one day write a book has sometimes been a hindrance to my mentors opening up their hearts, I believe.  It takes a long time to earn the trust of old fashioned Mantis men.

    Speaking of old fashioned Mantis Men, someone recently said to me, "no one in the world has met more Hakka Mantis Sifu than you, RDH."  Well I guess that may be true and among them all, I can say that the loyalty and genuine sense of brother-friendship among Lam Sang's personal disciples seems to me the strongest bond.  Particularly, his first generation of disciples.  They took their oaths and obligations to Lam Sang and each other very seriously.  Even today there remains that feeling of kinship.

    L-R)  Louie Sifu, RDH, Harry Sun Sibok, circa 1994 at
    Siboks' New Jersey home
    One such promise they made was that if any of the group forgot any part of the training, the others would be obliged to teach and share the training again at any time.  Even so, this obligation may not be as freely kept as some others!  Even among brother-friends when it comes to Mantis, some can be a bit stingy!

    But, still there was a strong sense of hierarchy, of real "Pai" or clan organization with everyone knowing their place.  And at the top of the first generation disciples is Wong Baklim, the first inner gate disciple of Lam Sang.

    Not the first student, that would be Wong Pak On.  Pak On Sibok (Uncle), sometimes called, "On Jye", was Lam Sang's first student and also became a personal disciple, but Baklim Sibok was the first inner gate disciple Lam accepted.  Pak On still resides in Philly and still keeps his Mantis up today! 

    RDH Behind the Scenes - Chu Gar Gao

    Published: Jun 10, 2013 by admin Filed under: RDH Behind the Scenes
    If no images appear read on www.southernmantispress.blogspot.com

    A look behind the scenes of the new hardcover book,

    Behind the Scenes;  Chu Gar Gao Southern Praying Mantis
    Work began on this book in late November of 2011, but really didn't take off until summer of this year.

    The book is intended to fulfill the wish of my late Chu Gar Sifu, Cheng Wan, to continue the true heritage of Chu Gar Gao.  If you have ever been to Hong Kong or China and looked up Chu Gar, then you know what a character Cheng Wan Sifu was.  He was a true cultural icon in Hong Kong.  That is Cheng Sifu (hat) on a movie set with Stephen Chow and other Hong Kong stars below!


    In the very top picture standing to my left, is his son and my sihing, (kungfu brother) Cheng Chiu, who is featured in the book in an interview and demonstrating the Som Gin Yu Kiu, second Chu Gar form.  The book also has Sifu, his father, demonstrating Som Bo Gin, the first form.

    In case you weren't sure, that'd be me, RDH, in blue (very top picture).  And good friend, Robert, on my right and retired police detective, Brother Kong, on the far left.

    It was steaming hot that day. We were lucky. It had been raining for several days and tropical storms were forecasted for the next day.  We only had a one day window of opportunity to make the pictures of the Chu Gar form.

    We all said Sifu (Cheng Wan) under that heavenly peach tree was looking down and keeping the rain away.  For sure he would be happy with the book.  His grandchildren have expressed their gratitude to me also.

    Brother Chiu is a year older than I.  He is 57 this year and teaches at a local community center in Sai Kung once a week publicly.  Most train the Hakka Unicorn and some train Chu Gar Mantis.  Of course, his troupe has numerous awards and always participate in the local holidays and celebrations.  You can check the www.southmantis.com website for a clip of Ah Chiu playing Som Gin Yu Kiu.

    RDH March Mantis Friendship 2013

    Published: Jun 10, 2013 by admin Filed under: RDH Mantis Friendship Tours
    March Mantis Friendship Tour

    *This article contains 5 video clips.  The long clips may take several minutes the first time loading to your PC and Internet connection.


    Spring Weather Blossoms Mantis Friendship

    • Lao Sui's Chu Gar Mantis Home and Village
    • Lam Hau Kit Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    • Chu Gar Mantis Hong Kong - Cheng Chiu Sifu
    • Lee Kwok Leung Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    • Wong Yu Hua Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis China

    Lao Sui's Chu Gar Mantis Home and Village
    Chu Gar Mantis Ancestor Lao Sui's 1936 house in Huiyang is still home to his family, neighbors and friends today. Lao Xiang Nan is the oldest living relative of Lao Sui these days.  He is 95 and trained Chu Gar Mantis with Lao Sui in his early days.  He is the son of Lao Sui's brother, Lao Fu Yuan.  You can see in the video clip below he was still going strong in March 2013!

        

    Lao Sui's family and grandstudents are teaching Chu Gar Mantis at their ancestral home today.  Xie Sifu is a grandstudent of Lao Sui and student of the late Ma Ming Sen Sifu, Son-in-law of Lao Sui.  Below he plays Som Bo Gin.


    The late Ma Ming Sen Sifu was married to Lao Sui's daughter.  His son now aged 73, Sifu Ma Jiu Hua, also carries forward Lao Sui's Chu Gar tradition.

    Ma Jiu Hua Chu Gar Mantis Sifu

    The chief disciple of late Master Ma Ming Sen, Sifu Chen Jian Ming, is also actively involved in local Chu Gar activities and carries the legacy of Lao Sui's Chu Gar forward another generation. 

    Chen Sifu below:
    Chu Gar Sifu Chen Jian Ming
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village

    RDH plays southern mantis in Lao Sui's home below clip.



    More Chu Gar in coming days. 


    The March Friendship Tour also included:


    Sifu Lam Hau Kit is a well known Sifu of Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn in Hong Kong.  Lam Sifu center behind Unicorn.

    Sifu Lam Hau Kit Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong

    Below:  Sifu Raymond Yan - Lam Hau Kit Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn Troupe
    Sifu Lam Hau Kit Hong Kong Kwongsai Mantis

    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Cheng Kwun Chiu, Chu Gar Mantis in Hong Kong.  Cheng Sifu is my Chu Gar brother, the son of my Sifu.  I stopped for a visit and we prepared materials for an upcoming Volume Two of the Chu Gar Mantis Book series.


    Hong Kong Chu Gar Mantis - Sifu Cheng Chiu





    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung is a Mantis icon of Hong Kong.  He is genuine Mantis thru and thru. 

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    Lee Sifu left and brother-friend Robert Ho.

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    Above:  The March friendship tour doubled as a visit for Lee Sifu's dit da treatment to an injured arm.


    Above video RDH Plays Mantis at Lee Sifu's (before the torn bicep :)  *Longer clip loads slowly

    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Wong Yu Hua and I enjoy brother friendship.  His books by Southern Mantis Press are an invaluable contribution to the preservation of China's Kwongsai Mantis and his local Guang Wu Tang School of Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn is a busy place.


    Sifu Wong Yu Hua Kwongsai Mantis China
    Conclusion:
    I am glad to report Mantis is alive and well and friendship abounds in Hong Kong and China in the Spring of 2013.  Come back often or subscribe for updates and posting.  Welcome to join us!  Email me.

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    Other News:

    From Brother Richard Chin, NYC:




    In Hong Kong with Grand Master of Jow Ga system, Chan Mon Cheung. From left to right: David Burs, Richard Chin, Grand Master Chan and James Chin.  Sifu Richard Chin welcomes your contact in NYC.

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    Sifu Chen Jian Ming
    Chu Gar Mantis
    Lao Sui's home
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    RDH March Mantis Friendship

    Published: Apr 6, 2013 by admin Filed under: China Mantis News
    March Mantis Friendship Tour

    *This article contains 5 video clips.  The long clips may take several minutes the first time loading to your PC and Internet connection.


    Spring Weather Blossoms Mantis Friendship

    • Lao Sui's Chu Gar Mantis Home and Village
    • Lam Hau Kit Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    • Chu Gar Mantis Hong Kong - Cheng Chiu Sifu
    • Lee Kwok Leung Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    • Wong Yu Hua Sifu - Kwongsai Mantis China

    Lao Sui's Chu Gar Mantis Home and Village
    Chu Gar Mantis Ancestor Lao Sui's 1936 house in Huiyang is still home to his family, neighbors and friends today. Lao Xiang Nan is the oldest living relative of Lao Sui these days.  He is 95 and trained Chu Gar Mantis with Lao Sui in his early days.  He is the son of Lao Sui's brother, Lao Fu Yuan.  You can see in the video clip below he was still going strong in March 2013!

        

    Lao Sui's family and grandstudents are teaching Chu Gar Mantis at their ancestral home today.  Xie Sifu is a grandstudent of Lao Sui and student of the late Ma Ming Sen Sifu, Son-in-law of Lao Sui.  Below he plays Som Bo Gin.


    The late Ma Ming Sen Sifu was married to Lao Sui's daughter.  His son now aged 73, Sifu Ma Jiu Hua, also carries forward Lao Sui's Chu Gar tradition.

    Ma Jiu Hua Chu Gar Mantis Sifu

    The chief disciple of late Master Ma Ming Sen, Sifu Chen Jian Ming, is also actively involved in local Chu Gar activities and carries the legacy of Lao Sui's Chu Gar forward another generation. 

    Chen Sifu below:
    Chu Gar Sifu Chen Jian Ming
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village
    Chu Gar Brother Friends in Lao Sui's Village

    RDH plays southern mantis in Lao Sui's home below clip.



    More Chu Gar in coming days. 


    The March Friendship Tour also included:


    Sifu Lam Hau Kit is a well known Sifu of Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn in Hong Kong.  Lam Sifu center behind Unicorn.

    Sifu Lam Hau Kit Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong

    Below:  Sifu Raymond Yan - Lam Hau Kit Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn Troupe
    Sifu Lam Hau Kit Hong Kong Kwongsai Mantis

    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Cheng Kwun Chiu, Chu Gar Mantis in Hong Kong.  Cheng Sifu is my Chu Gar brother, the son of my Sifu.  I stopped for a visit and we prepared materials for an upcoming Volume Two of the Chu Gar Mantis Book series.


    Hong Kong Chu Gar Mantis - Sifu Cheng Chiu





    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung is a Mantis icon of Hong Kong.  He is genuine Mantis thru and thru. 

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    Lee Sifu left and brother-friend Robert Ho.

    Sifu Lee Kwok Leung Kwongsai Mantis Hong Kong
    Above:  The March friendship tour doubled as a visit for Lee Sifu's dit da treatment to an injured arm.


    Above video RDH Plays Mantis at Lee Sifu's (before the torn bicep :)  *Longer clip loads slowly

    The March Friendship Tour also included:

    Sifu Wong Yu Hua and I enjoy brother friendship.  His books by Southern Mantis Press are an invaluable contribution to the preservation of China's Kwongsai Mantis and his local Guang Wu Tang School of Kwongsai Mantis and Unicorn is a busy place.


    Sifu Wong Yu Hua Kwongsai Mantis China
    Conclusion:
    I am glad to report Mantis is alive and well and friendship abounds in Hong Kong and China in the Spring of 2013.  Come back often or subscribe for updates and posting.  Welcome to join us!  Email me.

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    Other News:

    From Brother Richard Chin, NYC:




    In Hong Kong with Grand Master of Jow Ga system, Chan Mon Cheung. From left to right: David Burs, Richard Chin, Grand Master Chan and James Chin.  Sifu Richard Chin welcomes your contact in NYC.

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    Chinese New Year 2013 - News and Updates

    Published: Jan 30, 2013 by admin Filed under: China Mantis News
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    about Chinese New Year 4081!
    February 8 - 15 


    We wish you a good, enjoyable and gainful year of Mantis training!

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    Have a great Chinese New Year holidayHere in Pingshan Town everything is closed down and folks have already returned to their ancestral homes in neighboring Provinces.  The holidays this year last from about 2/8 until 2/15 at least and everybody in China it seems will be at their best leisure as long as they can.  Join us soon!  And have a gainful year of training!  Your correspondence is welcome!  Let us hear from you.

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    Southern Mantis News Dec - Jan 2013

    Published: Dec 2, 2012 by admin Filed under: China Mantis News
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    Happy China Mantis Holidays 2012 - 2013!

    In this Update:
    • Elder Bak Mei Sifu Passes
    • DVD New Distribution
    • New Programs No Cost for Old Students
    • Southern Mantis Press 2013
    • Traditional Chinese Kungfu Series
    • 18 Buddha Hands Poster
    • Old Instructional Videos Recovered
    • Free Video eBook - Pingshan Mantis Celebration

    From RDH:


    Short Term News
    Looks like we will be using this site for the News Column, at least in the short-term.  Of course, my short-terms often last years.  Our Google Blogspot news column simply stopped working, even with a proxy.  You are welcome to use the comment feature on the articles or videos herein and we'll reply.  And you may register and upload your own articles or related videos to the appropriate categories.  This site is non-moderated.

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    Here are some of the Dec / Jan 2013 updates:

    Chin Dor Passes
    Chin Dor Passes in NYC:
    Elder Bak Mei Sifu


    by Richard Chin Sifu

    Elder Bak Mei Master Chin Dor passed 10/15/12 in New York City.   

    Master Chin was a direct senior disciple of  Cheung Lai Cheun.  There are others of the 5th generation and Chin Sifu was one of the inner group that learned the whole system.

    Photo Above:  Left; Chin Dor. Right, Wong YQ.

    He was well known in Hong Kong and New York among martial artist, although he was not well known publicly. 
    He did not teach openly and only to closed door students.

    There are many stories about Chin Dor with Cheung Bing Lam (second son of Cheung Lai Cheun).  

    Chin Dor Passes

    Perhaps, I will talk about that later.  I am one of the few that teach his system, and only to my senior Jow Ga students.

    Richard Chin
    NYC, NY
    energywithin@juno.com

    Photo left:  Seated left, Cheung Bing Lum. Seated right, James Chin.  Standing Left, Hong Kong Filmstar Ms. Lee.  Standing right, Richard Chin.

    Sifu Chin Dor was friendly with Lam Sang's disciples.

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    INSTRUCTIONAL DVDs New Distribution

    Effective today, the Instructional DVDs Volumes 1 - 10 will be shipped within 48 hours of your request from the Las Vegas, NV area.  In the past, Richard Gamboa has shipped the DVDs from Chicago, USA and although he was sometimes slow, he was always sure.  We appreciate Rick's interest and efforts in the past and he will take on new roles in the Bamboo Temple Association in 2013.  The new distribution expedites shipping times to 24 - 48 hours and gets your training programs to you in a more timely basis.  Below are a few samples of the new DVD program covers:

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    If you have previous versions of DVDs Volume 1 - 10 and would like to update with the new programs and covers, please contact me by email and I'll arrange for you to receive them at no cost.  Just remit the shipping and handling.

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    2012
    Southern Mantis Press
    Publications

    I think we've kept you updated about this and the latest Southern Praying Book, Som Bo Gin Two Man Form, was released recently.  The 2012 books have been well received:



    In 2013, Southern Mantis Press will also publish the non-Mantis Traditional Chinese Kungfu Series in hardcover books beginning this month, December 2012, with
    Volume One:  Grandmasters of China.



    Additionally, there are a number of new Southern Mantis titles on various topics that will be published in 2013.

    At Master Gin Foon Mark's request, we recently produced a poster of the Eighteen Buddha Hands featuring postures from his early days:



    Mark Sifu recently celebrated his 85th birthday!  The poster is a large standard frame size 12" x 18" and makes a nice wall addition to your school or training room.  This and additional posters may be available soon on the Southern Mantis Press website.

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    Old DVD Material Recovered
    I will be releasing additional INSTRUCTIONAL DVD material in the next month or two as supplemental to DVDs 1 - 10.  When the DVDs were formatted from VHS some 10 years ago, it appears that some basic skills were overlooked and recently the original VHS programs were relocated and the old material recovered.  Check back here for updates.  Or subscribe to receive email updates.

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    Our Gift of Appreciation to you in 2012
    I appreciate you have spent your Mantis time with us in 2012.  Please accept our small token of appreciation before January 1, 2013 and download your MantisFlixTM Video eBook:  Pingshan Mantis Celebration at no charge, no tuition necessary.



    After downloading follow the onscreen directions to receive your password.  You must use this link to download here before January 1, 2013.
      And you may receive the DVD by mail and remit only shipping and handling.

    If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a Pai (Group) to blossom an Art.    Join us by DVD training or joining one of our International Study Groups or Schools.  Post your articles and videos herein.  And feel free to email me directly.  Use the chat feature on the websites.  Your correspondence is welcome.

    Happy 2012 holidays and success in your 2013 Mantis training!


    RDH
    Pingshan Town
    Guangdong, China
    Winter 2013


    PS.  Browse the categories and entries of Hakka Boxing Videos on the homepage if you have leisure time. There are some interesting clips herein. Recently the BambooTemple-Ukraine has uploaded a number of videos and they are becoming very good at the fundamentals of rooting and posture.  Enjoy and feel free to r
    egister and upload your own.



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