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Aug/Sep 2012 -- Eighteen Buddha Hands - Hardcover Book

Aug, 2011 --- Pingshan Mantis Celebration - Hardcover Book

Aug, 2011 --- Chu Gar Gao - Hardcover Book

Aug, 2011 --- Special Edition Hardcover Books

Aug, 2011 --- Sifu Lok Wei Ping Passes

Jun/Jul 12 -- Southern Mantis Press Releases New Media

Jul, 2012 --- Hardcover Book - China's Kwongsai Mantis

Jul, 2012 --- Instructional Playing Cards

Jul, 2012 --- Wall Calendar - 18 Buddha Hands

Jul, 2012 --- And More New Media - Advance Preview Now

Apr/May 12 -- Dr. Han Chih Lu - Taiwan Hakka Mantis Contact

Jul, 2011 --- Wong Yu Hua Sifu - Intangible Hakka Cultural Heritage

Jul, 2011 --- New! China Mantis Survey in Softbound Book - Update!

Jul, 2011 --- Internal Work in Hakka Mantis (Opens in new window)

Feb/Mar 12 -- Hat Yi Sao - Beggar's Hand - Hakka Mantis "On Guard"

Jul, 2011 --- Chu Gar Mantis Interview - Sifu Cheng Chiu

Jul, 2011 --- 9 Step Arrow Video Post - K. S. Hsuing Pai in India

Jul, 2011 --- Kwongsai Mantis Advanced Two Man Forms

Dec/Jan 12 -- Louie Jack Man Sifu Passes

Jul, 2011 --- Yao Kam Fat Sifu Passes

Jul, 2011 --- Dr. Ang Returns to Hakka Roots

Jul, 2011 --- Wong Yu Hua Sifu Upgrades Mantis Museum

Oct/Nov 11 -- Mark Gin Foon Sifu Turns a Happy 84!

Jul, 2011 --- New! 7 Chu Gar Boxing Video Clips

Jul, 2011 --- New! China Mantis Survey in Softbound Book

Jul, 2011 --- Bamboo Temple Chicago Grand Opening

Sep, 2011 --- New! South Mantis Tube - Video Sharing Site

Jul, 2011 --- New! Southern Praying Mantis Articles Online

Aug, 2011 --- KwongsaiMantis.com Website Re-Released

Jul, 2011 --- BambooTemple.com Website Re-Released

Jul, 2011 --- Bamboo Temple Founder / Uncles

Jun, 2011 --- Instructional DVDs VOL 10, 12, 13, 14

May, 2011 --- Grand Opening - Chicago Area School

May, 2011 --- Grand Opening - Berkeley, Cal. School

Apr, 2011 --- Jesse Eng Sibok Visits Again

Mar, 2011 --- New FREE VIDEO Column Added

Feb, 2011 --- 40 Days - Worlds Biggest Human Migration

Jan, 2011 --- Top 10 - China's Martial Art Provinces

Jan, 2011 --- Top 10 - China's Wushu Schools

Jan, 2011 --- 1.3 Sq Km City of Tai Chi in Beijing

Jan, 2011 --- Tai Chi Bid for World Cultural Heritage

Dec, 2010 --- Formal "Baishi" - Ambassador to a Master and Clan

Nov, 2010 --- A: MantisFlix Released on DVD

Nov, 2010 --- B: Spirit Kungfu or Voodoo?

Oct, 2010 --- Tai Chi Supreme in Univ Study

Sep, 2010 --- Bruce Lee 90 ft Statue

Aug, 2010 --- The Science of a Knockout

Jun, 2010 --- Mantids Ride Dragon Boats

May, 2010 --- Clear and Bright Festival

Apr, 2010 --- Mark Sifu Still Going Strong in 2010

Mar, 2010 --- New Year of the Tiger

Feb, 2010 --- Sibok Mu Passes Too

Jan, 2010 --- Cheng Wan Sifu's Funeral Rites Held

Dec, 2009 --- Cheng Wan Sifu Passes at 86

Nov, 2009 --- RDH Accepts a Challenge

May, 2009 --- USA & Australian Students Visit Mantis

Apr, 2009 --- Chu Gar Celebrations End

Mar, 2009 --- Daily Mantis Feed

Feb, 2009 --- Wong Sifu Creates Mantis Museum



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Centering

Centering is the development of the root. It is the lowering of the center of gravity within the body. It is accomplished by breathing and correct body structure. Like a triangle, one must develop a base in relationship with the other parts.

Centering is the Development of a strong stable rooted horse.

Sinking Power

Centering is a sinking power. If the stance is too wide, too narrow, too long or too short, the center will be unstable. Imagine an upside down triangle standing on it's tip and you can see the slightest force will cause it to topple. This is a floating center and should be avoided. Heel to toe, shoulder width apart allows mobility

Forward Momentum

The centered rooted posture must be expressed in a slight forward momentum to create a forward driving force in attack. This forward momentum mimics the axis of the earth which is not upright but inclined on an approx. 15 degree inclination. One cannot maintain a chest upright posture, or a slight leaning back posture and produce full forward force.

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