Sarm bo jin

Sarm bo jin meaning three steps arrrow punch, is the first form taught. Looking very basic when watching it performed is and would be totally wrong. This heplps to build a strong body and develop energy when punching. The gin "punch" should done like shooting an arrow from a bow hence the word in the title, we don't bring the hands back to the side of the body before striking. We learn to develop the power from a short distance to strike, this a small insight regarding this form and for me a ongoing journey to perfect sarm bo jin.

Sarm jin yui kui

Translated three arrow punch shake off bridge, when using the yui kui movement its a to remove the person from your space or bridge. When we speak of bridge often means making contact or two arms meeting in combat. There should be a minimum of three applications per technique and yui kui also is a chin na (wrist lock) mantis is a complete system containing locks aswell.

Pai kui

Sarm bo pai kui meaning three step slicing bridge. Its a close in form and can cause devastating consequence striking the attacker neck area. When applying this technique we strike with the side of the forearm unla side, and developing the knock out engery we using this motion described as your holding peice of a wood or tree branch and an knife the other hand . We now want cut or hack, the motion when doing this is the slicing motion in pai kui and great for short distance.



This system has ten stages when you reach eight stage you are awarded a black sash.

details of the first five stages.

  1. Basic foot work (forword step knee raise half forward step)
  2. Basic hand movements A. Deflecation (cye sau) B. Hooking hand (narpsau) C. Locking hand (saw sau) D. Cutting back (got sau) E. Sinking elbow (chum chung) F. Hammer hand (gau choy)
  3. Form. 3 Step Arrow Punch (sarm bo jin)
  4. Eighteen hands (baat kui sau)
  5. Basic grinding arms (cye sau)
  6. Conditioning exercise gau choy & tuc jeurng.
  1. Ten Linear hands & Nine hands drills (san sau).
  2. Form. 3 Arrow & Shake of Bridge (Sarm Jin Yui Kui)
  3. Two person strength training drills double arm (Doy chong) single (dan chong)
  4. Elbow picking hand (lim chung chong)


  1. Ten forward attacking movements (sup lin sau).
  2. Five directions of attack.
  3. Form. 3 Step Slicing Bridge (Sarm bo Pai kui)
  4. Two person training drills Bow Pulling Hand (Man Dan Chong) Grabbing Tie Hand (Soc Sau Chong)Sensitivity exercise.
  5. Sensitivity exercise.


  1. Form. 3 Step Level Hands (Sarm Bo Pin Kui)
  2. Qi Gung exercises 18 Internal Dark Hands (Sup Baat Um Gen Sau) plus single Qi gung exercises.
  3. Two person moving chong (Searn Toi Chong)
  4. Intermediate footwork skills.
  5. Intermediate power exercises.
  1. Qi Gung exercises internal clamping palm (Hup Jeurng Gung)
  2. Two person-training drills outside circular drill & inner conditioning.
  3. Rib bone stepping exercises (Dip Gwut Gung)
  4. Locking and Grappling skills (starting with wrist locks)
  5. Form. Opposite forces + 10 advanced hands (Yum Yearn + Sup Wun Sau)
Other training drills

The mantis system has many drills, but to name a couple we have How Gung throat training, this drills helps you develop a strong neck and throat area, also helps to make the temple area less vulnerable.
In this system there's a number of drills which are called Dip gwut gung (rib bone power) this exercise helps you develop a strong mid section around the rib area protecting you vital organs.
With doing this drill correctly it can help the person to send more powerful blows.
Training in mantis you try and achieve a hard body, even now days some of the master body are like steel.