Southern Mantis

 Southern Praying Mantis

   竹林寺螳螂派國術社

Ages 18 +

¦  SELF PROTECTION. MARTIAL FITNESS . PERSONAL WELLNESS. ¦

Southern Praying Mantis is a direct and aggressive fighting art designed to maintain personal protection.



Mantis Fist 101

Beginning with the fundamental course  and then advance through our comprehensive training syllabus as an official student.

You will learn about the Southern Praying Mantis system of martial art through a scaffolding process that is designed for quality comprehension. This is the basic program and appropriate for all experience levels.

  • Prerequisite:  Fundamental program:  A minimum of 50 hours and then you may request fundamental review.
  • Complete the fundamentals  and you will receive in-house rate for 1:1 lessons.
  • Certificate of completion will be awarded after each training phase passed.

Monthly cost:

  • Mantis fist: 1 lesson per week – $75.00/Month.
  • Mantis fist: 2 lessons per week — $125.00/Month.


 Mantis Fist 102

Once you have spent some time in active study with us you may request additional training hours.  This schedule is for the very dedicated and hard-core students who perhaps wish to make training more then a hobby.   The requirements  are greater,  as are the rewards. If granted access then you will take your training to the next level by training  more often!  This course schedule will take you through the public system of southern praying mantis in a very comprehensive manner by allowing for a more regular training schedule.

  • Prerequisite : Completion of Fundamental Training Program.
  • Prerequisite:  Minimum of 50 hours mantis fist 101 training and request review.
  • 4 days per week mantis training.
  • You will receive additional discounts on focus classes.
  • You will receive additional discounts on in-house seminars.
  • Certificate of completion will be awarded after each phase completed.

Monthly Tuition:

Mantis fist : 4 lessons per week $250.00 per month


Mantis Fist Apprenticeship

This inner gate apprenticeship program will define and refine the details and training methods found in the southern mantis system and is a requirement if you wish to teach the art.  Upon completion of the five point syllabus, you will then work through phases 6 and 7  of the syllabus–as a disciple ( apprentice).  Alongside the advanced training required of an instructor, you will also learn how to instruct and design curriculum based upon the individuals needs.  Here we will fine tune the art of southern praying mantis to a deep level of  understanding  and ability. We will then train the related Southern Fist technologies as well as Tai Chi Chuan. Apprenticeship will  also include the focused study of herbs, hei-gung and other related arts.

This program is reserved for ‘closed door’ students and is by invitation only. This is to ensure that only the highest quality instructors are endorsed to teach.

Bamboo Forest Temple Southern Praying Mantis Family

  • Prerequisite: By Invitation
  • Unlimited in-house class access.
  • plenty of 1:1 instruction
  • teaching certificate upon completion.