Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu website!
Pete Orum is an official teacher (sifu) in the Oxfordshire area to be endorsed to teach the system under Master Paul Whitrod who is authorised UK representative of the style from the Ip Family Hong Kong.
Old school closed door style training
Peter has students who still train since 1998 but because off its hard training regime, a lot off people try the system but unfortunately find it hard to continue sometimes. I like to think I put 100% into teaching this complete awesome fighting art, and all I ask for is keen dedicated students.I have now decided to teach old school closed door style and have a maximum of eight students in a class. Any new students wishing to join can do so only if spaces are available. If no spaces available I will take their name and contact details and contact when a place becomes available. Private one to one lesson also available for any person who wishes to learn this complete fighting art.The one to one lessons can be arranged any time for new or old students. And people who wish to learn but no spaces in regular lessons and want to train until a space available.
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE
The Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis fighting system. Has many conditioning drills to harden the body. And it's usually hard for students accept at the beginning, you can say it takes a special person to see it throughout. One of the reasons for conditioning the body is for when fighting we use almost any part of the body to attack or defend — hands, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, back, feet and head and teeth. There’s 22 principles of the system and heres a list of few. You should be light (on your feet), but equally solid and relaxed, Like a eagle Your eyes should be fixed on the target.Never attack half-heartedly use intent (yi) The most important one, You should always hit your attacker in the vital areas of the body, or aim for vital targets (dim mak) This system not flamboyant in any way. And theres little wasted motion, its aggressive and straight to the point.
This system originated from the shaolin temple and is a true authentic martial art. If you want to learn a fighting art for self defence or just would like to keep fit, we have regular beginners lessons. The aim of this web site is to enlighten you about the Chow Gar Praying Mantis Kung Fu give information about classes not just in the Oxford area but all of the UK. And if you like to attend regular classes in Oxford or maybe private lessons, then just pop along to a lesson for a friendly chat. Pete Orum Sifu.