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Northern Praying Mantis Level 1   
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Basic Kung Fu Stretching Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson brings you step-by-step through a basic stretching and flexibility development routine specifically designed for the practice of kung fu.
  
Conditioning Series 1 Lesson Price: $12.00
In this lesson, we provide you with a comprehensive set of conditioning exercises to help you begin hardening your body and building the strength and endurance necessary for effective training and fighting technique.
  
Stance Training and Horse Stance Lesson Price: free
This lesson introduces students to stance training as practiced in kung fu, and the most important and fundamental of all stances: The horse-riding stance ("ma shi").
  
Basic Kung Fu Stances Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson teaches students 6 of the most important stances in kung fu and how to properly perform each one.
  
Praying Mantis Stances and Ba Shi ("8 Stances") Form Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson teaches you the Ba Shi ("8 Stances") form which is an essential part of developing strong, stable stances and a solid base for your forms and fighting.
  
Praying Mantis Footwork Lesson Price: $12.00
In this lesson, we teach you several of the basic stepping styles and theories found in the Seven Star/Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, which will form the basis of your footwork.
  
Fist Postures and Attacks Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson will teach you a number of punching attacks common to kung fu and many other fighting systems, and introduce training techniques and secrets that will allow you to punch quickly and effectively, avoid developing bad habits as you train, and develop mantis-style hand speed.
  
Kicking: Heel, Front, Round, and Side Kicks Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers four of most common types of kicks found in kung fu (and variants of each): heel kicks, front kicks, round(house) kicks, and side kicks.
  
Kicking: Crescent, Back, and Back Spin Kicks Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson expands on our previous kicking lesson by introducing to several additional fundamental and effective kicks found in kung fu, including the crescent kick, the back kick, and the back spin kick.
  
Kicking Series 1 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers the first of five "Kicking Series" forms found in this branch of Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Kicking Series 1.
  
Basic Defense and Blocking Lesson Price: $12.00
In this lesson we teach you several of the most basic and important blocks found in kung fu, as well as proper defensive posture and two-person practice drills.
  
Praying Mantis Principle and Theory Lesson Price: free
We discuss fighting principle and theory as employed in the Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, how they work together, and teach you a highly effective and famous mantis principle combination known as "Diu-Lou-Sao" (Hook Grab Punch).
  
Praying Mantis Chain Styles Level 1 Lesson Price: $12.00
In this lesson we introduce you to the concept of chained fighting techniques or "chain styles," and teach several chain styles that render quick, overwhelming attacks by employing a series of mantis principles designed to flow together and penetrate an opponent's defenses.
  
Self Defense: Defending Shirt and Neck Grabs Lesson Price: $12.00
This comprehensive lesson covers self-defense against common street attacks, including techniques to deal with one- or two-handed grabs to the shirt or neck, and grabs from the rear.
  
Self Defense: Defending Bear Hugs Lesson Price: $8.00
In this lesson we continue our discussion of self-defense techniques against common attacks, this time covering the defense of bearhug-type attacks from both the front and rear.
  
Say Lo Sao 1 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers the Say Lo Sao 1 ("Four Directional Fist" routine #1) form from the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system, which incorporates a number of important praying mantis techniques.
  
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 1 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 1 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.
  
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 2 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 2 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.
  
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 3 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 3 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.
  
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 4 Lesson Price: $12.00
This lesson covers instruction and applications for the motions of Row 4 of Bong Bo ("Crushing Step"), the most famous and popular form in the Northern/Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.
  
Tuition Details
The Level 1 Course is comprised of 20 individual lessons. Each lesson can be purchased individually or the entire course can be purchased at a discount.
Course Price: $97.00
Lesson List
Basic Kung Fu Stretching
Conditioning Series 1
Stance Training and Horse Stance
Basic Kung Fu Stances
Praying Mantis Stances and Ba Shi ("8 Stances") Form
Praying Mantis Footwork
Fist Postures and Attacks
Kicking: Heel, Front, Round, and Side Kicks
Kicking: Crescent, Back, and Back Spin Kicks
Kicking Series 1
Basic Defense and Blocking
Praying Mantis Principle and Theory
Praying Mantis Chain Styles Level 1
Self Defense: Defending Shirt and Neck Grabs
Self Defense: Defending Bear Hugs
Say Lo Sao 1
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 1
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 2
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 3
Bong Bo ("Crushing Step") Hand Form Row 4
Course Instructor
  Sean Daily  
  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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