The Ultimate Kung Fu Training
Chow Gar include the use of simple, direct and aggressive attacks with simultaneous defence and tends to use narrow upright stances.
The greatest difference of the Mantis style to other Southern systems is in the generation of Kiu Sao (bridge arms).
Using the coordinated strength of a strong stance, powerful waist, rib power and elbow strength, the expert Mantis practitioner develops a guard that is both heavy and alive.
This means one can change from defence to attack in an instant by “feeling” an opponent’s intention then simultaneously countering and overpowering it.