CRUSHING FIST OF PRAYING MANTIS KUNGFU IN PICTURES

Crushing Fist

Ride Tiger Slant Punch



The hallmark of "Crushing Fist" is pressing attack. As soon as an atack is completed, another attack follows. It does not give opponents any chance to escape. "Crushing Fist", which is a fundamental set in Praying Mantis Kungfu, focuses on "hard" force.

The pattern names are technical, and obvious to the initiated. But because of the difference between Chinese and English, the translated terms may appear strange to English speaking readers. "Ascend Mountain" refers to a Bow-Arrow Stance; "Ride Tiger" refers to a False-Leg Stance; and "Seven-Star" refers to the typical Seven-Star Stance of Praying Mantis Kungfu.

"Technical" means that the names of the patterns describe the techniques, rather than being poetic as in some Shaolin patterns. For example, "Ascend Mountain Right Punch" describes a technique of punching with a right fist at a Bow-Arrow Stance, instead of giving a poetic description like "Second Brother Offers Wine" in Northern Shaolin Tantui, or "Single Dragon Emerges from Sea" in Southern Shaolin Kungfu.


Sequence 1

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1 Ready Position 2 Ride Tiger Slant Punch

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3 Praying Mantis Catches Cicada 4 Ascend Mountain Left Palm

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5 Ascend Mountain Right Pucch 6 Jump and Cover Punch

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7 Enter Ring Press Elbow 8 Enter Ring Hang Fist

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9 Kick Back Double Sweep Hands 10 Horse-Riding Double Hand Lift

Sequence 2

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11 Ascend Mountain Chop Fist 12 Hook Hand Right Thrust Punch

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13 Ride Tiger Turn Cart 14 Ascend Mountain Left Palm

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15 Ascend Mountain Right Thrust Punch 16 Horse-Riding Double Lift

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17 Single Leg Left Hook Hand 18 Horse-Riding Right Chop Fist

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19 Sitting Stance Left Lift Elbow 20 Ascend Mountain Left Elbow Strike

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21 Ascend Mountain Right Slant Palm 22 Horse-Riding Left Thrust Punch

Sequence 3

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23 Double Hooks Left Sweep Leg 24 Double Hooks Right Sweep Leg

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25 Ride Tiger Reverse Trap Hand 26 Strike Eye Organ-Seeking Kick

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27 Single Leg Double Palm Hit 28 Hook Hand Reverse Claw

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29 Single Leg Circular Punch 30 Single Leg Bottom Fist Strike

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31 Single Leg Top Hand Fist 32 Ascend Mountain Cover Palm Strike

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33 Reverse Cover Left Punch 34 Smooth Cover Right Punch

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35 Lift Hand Reverse Strike 36 Hook Hand Right Sweep Leg

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37 Slanting Body Right Wind Hit 38 Hook Hand Right Sweep Leg

Sequence 4

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39 Hook Hand Left Sweep Leg 40 Slant Body Left Wind Hit

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41 Seven Star Right Chop Waist 42 Ascend Mountain Left Circular Punch

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43 Ascend Mountain Left Hand Fist 44 Seven Star Left Hook Hand

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45 Seven Star Right Thrust Punch 46 Praying Mantis Catches Cicada

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47 Collect Chi from Cosmos 48 Flowing Breeze Swaying Willws

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