History of Martial Arts: Guide & Resources Directory



Praying Mantis



The praying mantis is a system that likes to trap on coming strikes while at the same time striking with the other hand and foot. Then, you perform as many fast hand strikes as you can. A large person in this style is not afraid to use his body while speed will work for the smaller person. There are many different categories for the praying mantis. They are as follows:

Eight Steps Praying Mantis - Utilizes footwork for more in-fighting.

Northern Praying Mantis - Utilizes more kicks for more out-fighting.

Seven Star Praying Mantis - Translates as "always moving and changing your direction, in order to break down you opponent's guard."





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Praying Mantis