Praying Mantis Kungfu

Seven-Star Hook Hand - a typical Praying Mantis technique

Although the course took only three days, it was comprehensive and in-depth. Using the Eighteen-Collection Set as the base, all the important aspects of Shaolin Praying Mantis Kungfu were taught at the course. The Eighteen-Lohan Art was introduced, and it was employed by Northern Shaolin practitioners in the past to develop internal force. The newly developed form-flow-force approach was used in conjuction with the Eighteen Lohan Art.

The Eighteen-Collection Set incorporates all the best eighteen kungfu techniques and tactics Wang Lang collected from his friendly sparring with masters all over China, which he used to found his Praying Mantis Kungfu, Hence the combat applications taught at the course were extensive and sophisticated.

The videos here show only a selection of the lesions. Course participants are requested to contact Sifu Roland Mastel for a private link to a complete presentation of the Eighteen-Lohan Art. A video series showing the Eighteen-Collection Set can be found here.

You can also view the videos here

Internal Force

Praying Mantis Kungfu

  1. Eighteen-Lohan Art and the Flow Method
  2. Reviewing the Form of the Eighteen-Collection Set
  3. Generating Energy Flow from Picture-Perfect Form
  4. Converting Flow into Force in the Flow Method

Combat Application

Shaolin Kungfu

  1. Combat Applications of the Eighteen-Collection Set
  2. Formidable Techniques of Past Masters
  3. Pressing Attacks in Praying Mantis Kungfu
  4. Teachings of Past Masters

Famous Techniques and Tactics