Kung Fu

Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu is a very powerful and direct "internal" system. It develops incredible power (gen), that is very flowing and explosive, power that is heavy, fast and penetrating, especially when using the famous "gou choi" (circular fist). The power developed is through "internal" training concepts, which relies on body alignment, tendons and "intention," rather than on an "external" one, which relies on large muscles and momentum.

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Chow Gar Tong Long Kung Fu and other systems such as Taiji Quan, Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang, Tongbei Quan, Shaolin Rou Quan, and so on are known as “Internal” because they contain Neigong and Qigong exercises and methodology at their foundation.

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The history of chinese martial arts are traditionally passed orally from generation to generation. As a result, with such anecdotal evidence, it is quite often very difficult to establish the absolute truth from the many tales that may have been added on or exaggerated since the very first telling. In the case of Chow Gar Tong Long Kuen, oral tradition credits the founding of the style to Chow Ah Nam from whom the style is named. Chow Ah Nam was purportedly a young man who through rich living had fallen ill during his travels.

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