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Hardcover Collector's Edition Book in Full Color

China and Hong Kong's Hakka Mantis Kungfu


Chu Gar Skills:
Yang Clan and Huizhou Hakka Mantis

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, 
and other online fine booksellers!
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This book is fantastic...In depth from history, philosophy, to practices and theory...
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  • Hardcover
  • Standard Full Color
  • 160 pages
  • 230+ Photographs
  • Bilingual - English / Chinese
  • Library archive quality
  • and more!


A rare bilingual (English-Chinese) compendium of various Hakka Chu Gar Southern Mantis Kungfu skills including: About Wooden Man Dummy training, About Yellow Ox Pole (Staff) form, About Dui-Jong paired (two man) training, About Yang Style Chu Gar History and Pictorial. 

The late teacher, Yang Shou, was a mysterious figure and first generation disciple of Lao Sui's Chu Gar Southern Mantis boxing in Hong Kong.  Yang Style Chu Gar details released for the first time - never before published.

View and read about the historic opening of the first Chu Gar school in Lao Sui's Hometown.

Meet Lao Sui's family and Chu Gar Mantis pupils in Lao Sui's hometown.  Exclusive historical photographs. 


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  • Chu Gar Mantis School of Lao Sui
  • 2013 Historic Chu Gar Event (Chinese)
  • 2013 Historic Chu Gar Event (English)


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  • Live vs. Dead Power
  • Dummy History
  • Shaolin Tales
  • North Mantis
  • Other Dummy Styles
  • South Mantis
  • Chu Gar Hakka Mantis
  • History Conclusion
  • Dummy Function
  • How To Play A Dummy
  • Methods of Dummy Training
  • Dummy Benefit
  • Dummy Training Goal
  • Prerequisites
  • Chu Gar Dummy Basics
  • About Wooden Man Dummy (Chinese)


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  • About Pole Techniques
  • Single Man Pole Form
  • Pole Applications


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  • About Paired Training
  • Recap


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  • Introduction
  • Qingxi Yang Mei Gang (Chinese)
  • Qingxi Yang Mei Gang (English)
  • Yang Style Youth Boxers
  • Yang's Chu Gar Pictorial
  • Yang Style Chu Gar Som Bo Gin Single Man Form
  • Yang's Creed and Shrine
  • Yang's Ancestral Home

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Discover today the Hakka Southern Mantis legacy of Lao Sui from his first generation disciple, Yang Shou, and second generation disciple, Ma Ming Sen and others!  Get your copy and add this rare bilingual compendium to your library now!


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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