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My-Jong Law-Horn & Tai-Chi Praying Mantis
Grand Master Raymond K. Wong
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|My Jong Law Horn
My Jong Law Horn Kung Fu is a branch of the Northern Shao Lin
systems, and is characterized by the peculiar versatility of the hand
and feet movements. With flashy moves and nimble jumps, the
practitioner may precede a flying kick with a low kick from the
ground and follow it up with a sweep. In the face of such
unpredictable motions from different ranges and levels, the
opponent is often left uncertain on how to respond.
Law Horn is a well-known style of Kung Fu in Northern China and its
history traces back to Chuong Hsien and Nan Pei of Ho Pei Province.
Historically, teachers and students alike treasured and kept the art
to themselves. The art had practitioners in Northern China, but it was
not until Master Yeh(Yip), Ye-Ting that the art was brought to the
people of Southern China. And his students further spread the art
all around the world.
His student T.Y.Liu now is still teaching the art at the South China
Athletic Association in Hong Kong, C.K.Yee at the Ching Wu Athletic
Association. Master Yeh's skills are also perpetuated overseas.
Among the promoters of his arts abroad are C.H.Marr in Toronto,
Raymond K.Wong in Los Angeles, California, Johnny Lee in
Louisiana and Texas, Alex Kwok in Calgary, Canada, Hilton Tam
|Tai Chi Praying Mantis
Tai Chi Praying Mantis is one of the four original styles of the basic Praying
Mantis form created in the early 17th century by Wang Lang, a superior
swordsman from Shandong Province. The names of the four original styles
are based on the particular symbol each disciple [of Wang Lang] chose for
his school (Chi Shing or Seven Stars, Mei Hua or Plum Blossom, Tai Chi or
Yin Yang and Empty Symbol). Thus, "Tai Chi" Praying Mantis was so named
from Ho, Chu Zan's selection of the tai chi symbol to represent his branch.
This style has since become prevalent in places such as Korea, Hong Kong,
Vietnam, and North America.
While not strictly a consequence of the naming, the system does combine
the "soft" (internal) philosophy of tai chi chuan with the "hard" (external)
fighting style of the Northern Shaolin system. Praying Mantis Kung Fu
imitates the controlling actions of the praying mantis and the elusive
footwork of the monkey. It applies the circular movements of tai chi chuan
to deflect an incoming attack and turn the force of the opponent against
them. This style executes interconnected close and long-range techniques
including punches, low and high kicks, hooking and trapping hand
combinations, and elbow and backhand strikes, as well as some ground
Its most famous progenitor is Zhao Zhu Xi, who is said to have taught (both
directly and indirectly) thousands of students during his lifetime in Vietnam
and Hong Kong, who have since spread to all corners of the globe. He was
given the (Cantonese) nickname Chuk Kai, meaning "Bamboo Creek", for a
famous battle he fought with bandits at that location. Also known as
Grandmaster Chiu Jok-Kui. He was noted across the globe for his martial
arts prowess. Grandmaster Chiu strove for more than 60 years to develop
the System through the culimination of his personal expertise in physical
development, self-defense, tai chi chuan, and Chinese medicine. These
efforts, plus the loyalty of his students, have resulted in one of the few
"complete" systems of martial arts remaining in the world today.
Those students of Grandmaster Chiu, whom he encouraged to become
masters themselves, were strongly impressed with the need to continue
the traditions he has set forth. Examples of his legacy -- including strict
training-room etiquette and simple, all-black uniforms -- continue today in
most of the descendant schools.