Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis Kung Fu Advanced Training
|Master Wong demonstrates hard style chi
kung by having chopsticks smashed on his stomach.
As in all systems of Kung Fu, Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis has
its many secrets of which only its most basic will be spoken. Doyi
for example is a form of sticking hands often referred to as tempting
It is used to build up power in the arms and also as training
to increase sensitivity, so as to feel the direction of an opponent's
attack. This system also has its own form of Chi Kung, a form of
breathing designed to massage and strengthen the internal organs;
with more advanced techniques it is used for IRON PALM. IRON RIB,
and IRON SHIRT training which are but a few of its many possible
Mantis power originates from Tan Ging, also known as spring power.
It allows immediate release of previously restrained energy in the
form of an attack, released in a mere fraction of a second. This
form of spring power allows the student to use it as a corresponding
response to shock stimulus such as a sudden attack, or as a controlled
method of striking an opponent with devastating power. Though powerful
and most effective in its own right, this form of spring power is
quite basic compared to the Bamboo Forest Temple's own form, which
is known as Kin Tan Ging. Kin Tan Ging - The Ultimate Power Of The
Kin Tan Ging is a more advanced form of spring power. Few understand
its meaning, let alone its application. Some Mantis masters assign
specific set movements to develop Kin Tan Ging, but this is totally
misleading. Even young children and old people, upon touching something
hot, will withdraw their hand very quickly in a reflex action.
The real Kin Tang Ging training involves the training of the nervous
system so as to increase the reflex and reaction times of the human
Further training in Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis Kung Fu is designed
to develop and shape the mind through meditation, to bring out one's
sixth sense. By achieving such a state of mind control, one can
manipulate the body and call up previously untapped resources. In
human terms, this means unlimited power.
An example of Kin Tan Ging is when someone goes crazy. In such
a state, even a slightly built women is capable of great power and
may need several people to restrain her. However this is not the
state we are trying to achieve in our mantis training as in such
a state the person has no control of themself Kin Tan Ging on the
other hand, will harness them same power but in a controlled way
so that your mind is totally focused.
To achieve this is the ultimate goal of Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis
Kung Fu; to master it, is to master the most advanced weapon and
most guarded secret in the martial arts.
The power of this system was once demonstrated by Master Kim Law
who smashed small stones by merely striking them with his index
finger. Imagine then, what such a man could do to a human body,
if he so desired. As already mentioned, Master Simon Wong is Master
Law's only student, and he feels very honoured to be taught by such
a great man.
Bamboo Forest Temple Mantis Kung Fu also has a comprehensive weapon
training programme, involving the study of the pole form and other
weapons such as the broadsword and tiger fork (otherwise known as
the Dai Pa).