Shaolin Chi Mantis Curriculum

What is Kung Fu ‘Sticky Hands’

Sticky Hands has a little bit of Chin Na “Grabbing & Seizing” in it. Mostly it is maneuvering for a strike or a position to apply Chin Na such as a joint lock. You can block a punch and worry about the next one. Or you can block a punch and stay in contact with …

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Is Buddha a God?

Buddha #1 was born Siddhartha Gautama in India about 2,500 years ago. There are lots of wild stories about his birth. People need reassurance. People need something special. People are 60% to 80% simple minded ordinary working people. They are not scientists. They are not philosophers. They are not theologians. They are not researchers. They …

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What is Shaolin Kung Fu?

“Shaolin” is two words combined. “Shao” for ‘young.’ And “lin” for ‘forest.’ “Shaolin” is the nickname of the small Buddhist Temple built around 495 A.D. by the monk, ______________________, who immigrated from India. The people of the village below and/or surrounding area provided this nickname? I’m not sure. The mountains are the SONG mountains. Several …

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