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Welcome to MartialSkill University  
MartialSkill University (MSU) is the ultimate online educational resource for the learning, preservation, and advancement of traditional and mixed martial arts, delivering knowledge from the world’s top martial arts experts to students using a state-of-the-art Internet classroom environment.
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   The Curriculum
Each of the initial MartialSkill University courses covers a specific level of the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis System:
Northern Praying Mantis Level 1 Price: $97.00
This course covers the first level of the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis system.
Northern Praying Mantis Level 2 Price: $97.00
This course covers level 2 of the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis system.
Northern Praying Mantis Level 3 Price: $97.00
This course covers level 3 of the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis system.
Top 5 Reasons to Learn With MartialSkill     
1.  Complete Curriculum:
For the first time in history, the principles, theories, and forms of many of today’s most popular Chinese martial arts systems have been assembled in a single location and made available to students all over the world.
2.  Your Pace, On Your Schedule:
When you learn in a group setting at a martial arts school, you are forced to learn as fast or as slow as the group, and you can only train during the designated class times. When you learn online via MartialSkill University, you have total control over the pace of your training and your training schedule.
3.  Authentic Information:
Unfortunately, good, skilled kung fu instructors are rare and difficult to find, and there are many self-proclaimed kung fu masters who either teach “watered down” versions of techniques or hybrid/blended systems that don’t convey the essential elements of their system. At MartialSkill University you will have direct access to some of the world’s foremost experts in multiple Chinese martial arts styles, allowing you to learn your art in its purest form from a credible teacher.
4.  A-to-Z Learning:
The order in which you learn the techniques of a system greatly affects the time it takes for you to master the art. As a MartialSkill University student, you will learn every technique in the exact order that you would experience in private lessons with the instructor, allowing you to learn the art in the least amount of time possible.
5.  Safe, Ego-Free Educational Environment:
Training injuries are more likely to occur when you are training with someone who is more concerned with beating you than with learning, safety, and exercising proper control. By learning and training online with a trusted group of friends and family members, you get to avoid the tough-guy, egocentric environment that is prevalent at so many martial arts schools and which results in many training injuries.
I found this site by accident while looking for a Praying Mantis school in my local area I recently relocated to. Unfortunately there are none. My martial arts training comes from being ex military, and civilian law enforcement. Also I am a student of Wing Chun. Because of past training in Wing Chun solo practice is not difficult for me, so I figured I would give the online university a shot. I have found this decision to be one of the best decisions I have made regarding my martial arts education. What I have learned so far has been absolutely amazing. The immediate difference from Sifu Daily and other instructors I have had is that he describes the practical applications for every technique and how to use them in a real scenario from the start. For example: Sifu Daily explained in detail how the stances are actual tactical maneuvers, and not mere fixed fighting positions. He then shows how to use them for actual attack and defense. I have never experienced stances taught this way. This was the class that sold me on committing to the entire course. The realism of this course is cannot be understated! If you are looking for realistic Kung Fu training to defend yourself this is the course to take!
- Jeremy
I'm very happy to have bought this course. It is very well structured, the explanations are very clear. Thanks for helping me to bring back Kung Fu in my life!
- Frederic

I have been practicing the martial arts since 1974 and Chinese Arts since 1981. I am a 4th Duan Black Belt in Mantis Kung Fu under Sifu Mike Shaw from Canada. I enrolled in the online University and found it to be a tremendous learning resource.

Even with years of experience, I found the videos to be very helpful when teaching my students the techniques. Sifu Daily is an incredible teacher; I hope to train with him in person someday!

I also have a Ph.D. in Education and am a full-time certified law enforcement instructor, so I understand teaching and learning concepts; given that knowledge, I am in a position to evaluate information delivery, and the DVDs and Online University are some of the best I have seen in the field of martial arts.

I highly recommend anyone who wishes to learn both practical and traditional Mantis Kung Fu concepts to purchase these DVDs and enroll in the online University; you will NOT regret it!

- Dr. John L., 4th Duan
First off let me say great site, the lessons are layed out well and mr. daily and mr. hardy are both excellent instructors. ive purchased almost all of level one and it was worth every penny and now am planning on purchasing the dvds. Any idea when the level two material will be avaliable?
- Dimitri
Thanks for the lessons. They are well thought out and informative. I wasn't able to keep training with my sifu and thought I'd never be able to learn again. You have given me an opportunity to keep up with my training I started long ago. I was surprised how well the lessons were taught, so thank you very, very, very much. I don't think I will ever get to the skill level that I have always wanted but now someday my son will because of you.
- Jason
Very cool stuff, thanks for putting it out there. Hope to see more.
- Sifu Mike Biggie
I have studied mantis (derived from Wah Lum, with a smattering of 7 star) for 9 years and Jujitsu for 13 years. Your methods are a great addition to what I already have and am interested in learning more...
- Paul
5 stars! That is quite a detailed explanation of the trapping and seizing aspects of mantis. I know a lot more now about it thanks to this video. All the best to you!
- murasameneku
Many thanks for your excellent material regarding the 7 Star style. It's both informative and authentic and captures the friendliness and spirit of real kung fu. Well done!
- Sifu John Leporati
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Sean Daily is a 16-year practitioner and instructor of Seven Star (Northern) Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Qi Xing Tanglang Q’uan), with teaching influences from both the Luo Guang Yu and Wang Chuan Yi branches of Seven Star Praying Mantis. 
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