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Southern Mantis Press - Southern Praying Mantis

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Hardcover Collector's Edition Book in Full Color

China and Hong Kong's Hakka Mantis Kungfu

Chu Gar Mantis:
Lao Sui's Martial Art Legacy in China

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other online fine booksellers!
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Book Specs

  • Hardcover
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • 170 Pages
  • 136+ Photographs
  • Full Color Interior
  • Acid Free Archival Quality

    Key Benefits - Table of Contents

    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, 170 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.


    Instructional, Informative, Educational, and Entertaining!


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    This book, Chu Gar Mantis:  Lao Sui's Martial Art Legacy in China, is also a valuable and useful 'coffee table' reference book. It is informative, instructional, educational, and entertaining for anyone interested in Hakka Mantis Kungfu and especially Chu Gar Praying Mantis. And with Chu Gar instruction and content featuring Sifus Ma Jiu Hua, Chen Jianming, and Xie Tiansheng, this collector's edition book is a valuable library addition. Request your copy now!



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    A Full and Complete Bilingual Book - English and Traditional Chinese Text!


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    About Us

    Southern Mantis Press is a POD publisher of books, DVDs, eBooks, and various media and printed matter related to Kwongsai, Chu Gar and Iron Ox Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu. Our books are distributed by Ingram Book Company, the largest book wholesale distributor in the world. Distribution partners include Baker & Taylor,, Barnes & Noble, Gardners and Bertrams among others.

    What We Do

    Preserving and Promoting Kwongsai Bamboo Forest Temple, Chu Gar and Iron Ox Southern Praying Mantis through an ongoing
    "hands on" Survey of the origins, history and practices in China for more than a decade!

    Publishing electronic and printed media promoting and teaching Hakka Praying Mantis and Unicorn Culture!

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