Praying Mantis

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Northern Praying Mantis (martial Art) - Media - Film
... and defeats Chow's deaf, cross-dressing bodyguard with a "long lost kung fu" called "Fat Mantis", which is the "most powerful...and kills without blood." (Note the card sharp’s shadow cast upon the wall in ... the "Silent Monk" (Jet Li) employs mantis fist in his battle over the Monkey King's magical staff with Lu Yan, the "Drunken Immortal" (Jackie Chan) ... But his Mantis boxing is shortly thereafter overpowered by Lu's Tiger boxing ...
Dennis Stratton - Biography
... after a NWOBHM tour with them in 1990 joined Praying Mantis, staying to record nine studio albums and two live ones ... Stratton officially left Praying Mantis in 2006, although his final recorded material with them was in 2003 ... Stratton is also endorsed by Caparison Guitars, from his days with Praying Mantis ...
Chow Gar - History - Chow Ah Naam
... He created a new style which he called Praying Mantis from watching a fight between a praying mantis and a bird ... His style is not related to the Northern Praying Mantis created by Wang Lang (王朗) during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) ...
Praying Mantis Kung Fu
... There are two styles of Praying Mantis Kung Fu Northern Praying Mantis (martial art), a self-defense technique from the northeast Chinese province of Shandong ... Southern Praying Mantis (martial art), a self-defense technique from southwest China created by the Hakka people ...
Martial Arts Of Zhou Tong - Links To Other Styles - Praying Mantis
... Northern Praying Mantis is an external northern Chinese boxing style known for its Qinna joint-locking and distinctive Tángláng Gōu (Chinese 螳螂勾 - "praying mantis hook") hand formation ... There are many legends surrounding the creation of Northern Praying Mantis boxing ... One attributes the creation of Mantis fist to the Song Dynasty when Abbot Fu Ju (Chinese 福居), a legendary persona of the historical Abbot Fu Yu (Chinese 福裕) (1203–1275), invited Wang Lang (Chi ...

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    The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole lurking behind it.
    Chinese proverb.

    I’m not making light of prayers here, but of so-called school prayer, which bears as much resemblance to real spiritual experience as that freeze-dried astronaut food bears to a nice standing rib roast. From what I remember of praying in school, it was almost an insult to God, a rote exercise in moving your mouth while daydreaming or checking out the cutest boy in the seventh grade that was a far, far cry from soul-searching.
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