four master hand techniques

There are numerous individual hand techniques in southern mantis that are differentiated by the angle and shape that the hand uses upon leaving the heart. Even if we were to only look at the 18 Lohan hand skills, many dozens…

South Mantis : Iron wrapped in cotton

South Mantis : Iron wrapped in cotton

One of the more difficult and confusing concepts for students of Juk Lam Southern Praying Mantis to actualize is the principle of soft and hard .  After all, how does one remain soft while fighting and still come out ahead? …

Animal Totems of South Mantis

Animal Totems of South Mantis

Southern Mantis Kung Fu is not an animal system, at least not like you see in the movies. Let me put a few moments into explaining how the 7 animals are used in my art. From there you can decide…

a short bio

a short bio

A bit about me: My main system of personal development comes  from the Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis system of martial art which originated in Southern China. I  have the full blessing of Master Gin Foon Mark to continue with…

Q& A  w/ Sifu Riley--  1/ 25/16

Q& A w/ Sifu Riley– 1/ 25/16

I had a discussion with a few students the other day. The conversation was then turned into an interview of sorts.   Q:  Now with MMA  fans on the internet actively talking bad about traditional gung fu and especially with …