Friday, January 17, 2014

Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu Classes at Bruce McCorry’s Academy 
written by: Master McCorry

Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu is one of the most popular and respected Chinese martial arts, which attracts many learners every year. Though the style was developed quite unintentionally, today the Northern Praying Mantis style has transcended national boundaries. Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu: The Origins and History The credit of giving shape to this powerful martial art goes to Wong Lang, a 16th century monk from Shaolin Temple. 350 years ago, his efforts to improve his own fighting style resulted in the formation of this new martial art. It was named the Northern Praying Mantis style because the powerful movements were developed drawing inspiration from the insect praying mantis. Sheng Xiao Dao Ren, a travelling monk who visited the Shaolin Temple, was hooked by this crisp and quick style of Kung Fu. Through his travels, he spread it all over China. Many legends related to the origins have been attached to this much-fabled art form. When martial arts started being recognized for their health-related, emotional and defensive benefits, the Praying Mantis style emerged as one of the most popular martial art, practiced all over the world.

What is Northern Praying Mantis Style? The Northern Praying Mantis Style is an umbrella term under which many related styles come together. The most widely practiced form is the Seven Star Style. Plum Flower, Shiny Board, Long Fist, Chariot and Six Harmony Styles are other popular methods. In its purest sense, the Praying Mantis style adopts a number of fighting methods that are quick, whip-like and lashing. One distinctive attack method is the Mantis Hook, a special fist-finger formation that effectively delivers force. Other popular fighting methods include wrist, arm, knee and elbow punches. Some variants use foot punches as well.
The Benefits of Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu The Northern Praying Mantis style, most often synonymous with the Seven Star Style, is a melange of soft and hard Kung Fu movements. One great advantage of Northern Praying Mantis Style is that people belonging to any age and gender would not find it difficult to learn it. Often dance-like and graceful, the Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu is not limited to only those who have a strong physique. A forceful martial art like this can keep you healthy and fit. This elegant art can rejuvenate you and revitalize you after an exhausting day. It can reduce stress and can help you to keep to your calmer and cooler self. It is also a handy self-defense to learn.
Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu at Bruce McCorry’s Not all academies can instruct their students with the best of knowledge under the best teachers. Bruce McCorry’s Academy situated at Peabody, Massachusetts is one such rare martial arts center. The Kung Fu classes at the academy specialize in the Northern Praying Mantis Style. The classes are conducted under Master Bruce McCorry, one of the most experienced and respected Kung Fu veterans in the US itself. He is a practitioner of the art since 1982, and has the honor of having performed at the Shaolin Temple itself. The academy is also blessed with a tranquil and student-friendly campus.

If you want to experience Kung Fu with a difference, then your perfect choice is Bruce McCorry’s. Make your decision today!

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