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Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.

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Mantis kung fu Chow Gar Kung Fu Paul Whitrod Martial arts kung fu master
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About the Masters and Sifu

Sifu and Masters:

personel bio pic(Lau Soei): Chow Ah Naam taught Wong Go Fook who taught lau soei , he was known for his very good martial arts fighting skills in other styles but one day he was showing his skills & wong go fook seeing him comment on his skills.
in return lau soei want to test his skills on wong go fook which he did and not having any affect on wong go fook was amazed by this and ask to become a student of Wong go fook, after learning the system he moved to hong kong.

personel bio pic(Great Grandmaster Yip Shui): Yip Shui trained under Lau Soei in the the 1930's and became very good friends, Lau Soei became ill and Yip Shui nurse him before Lau Soei passing away in 1942 he taught the secrets of the system to great grandmaster Yip Shui. I was luckly to see grandmaster Yip Shui in 2001 in hong kong doing some practice then the tecniques was still sharpe. it was a sad day when he past away in 2004.

personel bio pic(Grandmaster Ip Chee Kueng): trained under his father and in 1974 he came to the uk teaching the system 2003 he was given head of the system from his father which he reguarly travel to other countrys promoting the system.

personel bio pic(Paul Whitrod - Sifu): started studying Chow Gar Mantis Kung Fu in the mid 1970 under Yip Chee Keung who came to london in 1974.
Yip Chee Keung father being the well known and late grandmaster Yip Shui, who sadly pass away in 2004.
When Yip Chee Keung left england to travel back to hong kong, Paul join them and stayed at grandmaster house and at night paul would sleep on a wooden bench called the shaolin bed.
This was hard and probably uncomfortable, because Paul stayed with grandmaster 24 hours a day he completed the system and was shown the system of dit dar (fall & hit medicine)
He also became a close-door student and did the sifu tea ritual.
In 1986 Master Paul Whitrod open a full time school and in 1987 was honored with the banner of uk reperesentative of Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu and on a number of occasions his skill was tested for real.

personel bio pic(Peter Orum - Sifu): I been studying martial arts since 1989. I started with tai chi & kick boxing, then changeing to Mantis Kung Fu after reading an article written by paul whitrod on Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, in a martial arts magazine which I found very interesting.
I been studying the system for well over Eighteen years now traveling to london on a regular basis for private lessons with Sifu Paul Whitrod, who I been lucky to know not just for his martial arts skills but also his veiws on life in general.
I have been lucky enough to travel to hong kong on a few occasions first time was in 2001 with Master Whitrod & a couple of students to visit the late grandmaster yip shui, we witnessed him demonstating technniques which were amazing as he was 89 years of age at the time.
My second time was in 2010 january and again 2011 were I trained at master Li (Master Paul Kung Fu brother) school, the training was intense and tiring but good.
I started teaching the art with master Paul's support in 1998 my classes are proving very successful.
Pete Orum has worked in the security industry for many years this has given him good insight into Human behavior, and teaching methods that has helped him develop a realistic and practial training style, which Master Whitrod always expressed.

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