TUNG KONG CHOW GAR GAO TONG LONG
East River Chow Family Praying Mantis Fist
Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Chow Gar Gao "Chow Family Teachings" Southern Praying Mantis Gung Fu is a rare art that utilizes highly effective close range self-defense technique that is generated by lightning quick, heavy and powerful "SHOCK" movement. Each movement is efficient -making this art move accurate with quick action. Southern Praying Mantis-"East River Fist" Kung fu is part of the Hakka "Northern Guest" group of martial arts.
The Hakka arts were practiced by a nomadic group of individuals or "Gypsy" like travellers that moved in and around China. The Hakka people eventualy settled in Southern China. Other Hakka arts Bak Mei-"White Eyebrow", Fujian White Crain, Dragon, and Ving Tsun styles. The Hakka arts share in simliar stance structure, technique and power development. The arms are held out with elbows tucked in and the stance moves in short steps. Power usage and body movement arrives from learning the practice of the "4 Energies" (sinking-swallowing and floating-spitting) Hakka arts date back roughly 800 years and involve truly unique approach to self deffense. The Hakka arts are the father of Okinawan Karate. The Hakka arts contain more fluidity and short range power usage.
Often referred to as the "Machine gun" art form, Chow Gar training will develop great strength, superior self-defense skill and improved health.
In this highly esoteric system, every defensive block serves as a defensive strike aimed at a "dim yuet" point. The student will learn a highly developed point/nerve/muscle energy meridian system of self-defense, through training Chow Gar Gao. With the practice of Chow gar Kung Fu at Lu Shan Yi Shu the student will build a very strong body and unmatched fighting ability.
Completion of next level Sash ranking involves learning
Technique, Form, Application, Body development, Qi development,
Mind development, Understanding of philosophy, art and medicine
Master Chow Ah Nam: China
Master Lau Shui: China
Si Ti Gung Yip Shui: Hong Kong,China
Si Gung Ip Chee Keung: Hong Kong, China
Master Paul Whitrod: London U.K.
Instructor Snapp: (Green Mountain Arts) Chicago U.S.A.
Instructor Snapp trained under Master Paul Whitrod in London U.K.
Master Paul Whitrod is of direct lineage of the Great, late Grandmaster Yip Shui of Hong Kong. Instructor Snapp is one of only three certified instructors carrying the Chow Gar Tong Long lineage and offering this "EXTREMELY RARE" Traditional Gung Fu system, in North America. Instructor Snapp has gained rich insight from Master Paul Whitrod-Sifu Whitrod has devoted is life to the scholarly pursuit of exotic and beautiful traditional martial arts of Old World India and China. He truly is an inspiring and knowledgeable Master.
Master Paul Whitrod, U.K.:
Martin Barker Sifu:
Class is reserved for adults over the age of 18.
Iron Body Conditioning Highly Effective Technique
Qi Gong Ground Fighting/Qin-Na
Classical Weapons San Sau-Fight application
Traditional Forms Sensitivity Training
"Start My Hands From My Heart
If You Don't Come - I Won't Start"
Chicago Tung Kong Chow Gar
Gao Tong Long Association
FU HOK PAI
TIGER CRANE FIST GUNG FU
This Gung Fu system is powerful and effective. In this system the student will connect with nature, through embodying the spirit of the Tiger and the Crane.
The Tiger represents dignity, ferocity, sternness, courage, and by itself is Yang energy-a symbol of protection while the Crane represents (Yin) is known for longevity and auspiciosness. With the Crane's lightness and evasive manor matched with the Tiger's powerful advancing movements and appetite for high energy, the natural blend of Yin and Yang will become realized and practiced by the student. The opposite natures of the Tiger and of the Crane, when put together create a perfect balance for building great health and highly effective self-defense technique.
White Sash-2 levels
Green Sash-2 levels
Black Sash-3 levels
From this practice the student will become connected with the Natural World, through developing a strong mind/body and positive health while learning powerful and evasive patterns for effective self-defense.
*Qi Gong *Strong body
*Effective Self-defense *Connect to nature's way
*Meditation *Qin Na