Course: Northern Praying Mantis Level 1

Lead Instructor: Sean Daily
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This course covers the first level of the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis system, and includes basic stretching and conditioning exercises, stances, footwork, punching and kicking attacks, defense and blocking techniques, chain style techniques, and complete coverage of the system's most famous hand form, Bong Bo ("Crushing Step").

Course Lessons (20)

Individual Lesson Price: $12.00

Basic Kung Fu Stretching

This lesson brings you step-by-step through a basic stretching and flexibility development routine specifically designed for the practice of kung fu.

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Conditioning Series 1

In this lesson, we provide you with a comprehensive set of conditioning exercises to help you begin hardening your body and building the strength and endurance necessary for effective training and ...

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Stance Training and Horse Stance

This lesson introduces students to stance training as practiced in kung fu, and the most important and fundamental of all stances: The horse-riding stance ("ma shi").

Individual Lesson Price: $12.00

Basic Kung Fu Stances

This lesson teaches students 6 of the most important stances in kung fu and how to properly perform each one.

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Praying Mantis Stances and Ba Shi ("8 Stances") Form

This lesson teaches you the Ba Shi ("8 Stances") form which is an essential part of developing strong, stable stances and a solid base for your forms and fighting.

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Praying Mantis Footwork

In this lesson, we teach you several of the basic stepping styles and theories found in the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, which will form the basis of your footwork.

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Fist Postures and Attacks

This lesson will teach you a number of punching attacks common to kung fu and many other fighting systems, and introduce training techniques and secrets that will allow you to punch quickly and eff...

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Kicking: Heel, Front, Round, and Side Kicks

This lesson covers four of most common types of kicks found in kung fu (and variants of each): heel kicks, front kicks, round(house) kicks, and side kicks.

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Kicking: Crescent, Back, and Back Spin Kicks

This lesson expands on our previous kicking lesson by introducing to several additional fundamental and effective kicks found in kung fu, including the crescent kick, the back kick, and the back sp...

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Kicking Series 1

This lesson covers the first of five "Kicking Series" forms found in this branch of Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Kicking Series 1.

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Basic Defense and Blocking

In this lesson we teach you several of the most basic and important blocks found in kung fu, as well as proper defensive posture and two-person practice drills.

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Praying Mantis Principle and Theory

We discuss fighting principle and theory as employed in the Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, how they work together, and teach you a highly effective and famous mantis principle combination ...

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Praying Mantis Chain Styles Level 1

In this lesson we introduce you to the concept of chained fighting techniques or "chain styles," and teach several chain styles that render quick, overwhelming attacks by employing a series of mant...

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Self Defense: Defending Shirt and Neck Grabs

This comprehensive lesson covers self-defense against common street attacks, including techniques to deal with one- or two-handed grabs to the shirt or neck, and grabs from the rear.

Individual Lesson Price: $8.00

Self Defense: Defending Bear Hugs

In this lesson we continue our discussion of self-defense techniques against common attacks, this time covering the defense of bearhug-type attacks from both the front and rear.

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Say Lo Sao 1

This lesson covers the Say Lo Sao 1 ("Four Directional Fist" routine #1) form from the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, which incorporates a number of important praying mantis tec...

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Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 1

This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 1 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.

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Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 2

This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 2 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.

Individual Lesson Price: $12.00

Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 3

This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 3 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.

Individual Lesson Price: $12.00

Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 4

This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 4 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.


Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Sean Daily

MartialSkill Chief Instructor

Sean Daily is a 16-year practitioner and instructor of Seven Star (Northern) Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Qi Xing Tanglang Q’uan), with teaching influences from both the Luo Guang Yu and Wang Chuan Yi branches of Seven Star Praying Mantis.

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