Weekend of Training with Sifu Josh Schafer

Weekend of Training with Sifu Josh Schafer

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Fri, November 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Law Hon Gong Chi Gung set (The Monks Strength)

Sat, November 23, 2019 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bung Bo Mantis Form

Sun, November 24, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Review and Mantis Sticky Hands Training

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Fri, November 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat, November 23, 2019 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sun, November 24, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Come learn traditional Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Chi Gung from Master Josh Schafer, the head of the international Praying Mantis Kung Fu Federation.

Thursday night from 6PM - 9PM will be a special mantis kung fu class open to all current students of Many Roads Martial Arts Center for free. Sifu Josh Schafer will be teaching a class on Seven Star Praying Mantis fundamentals.

The Friday seminar from 6PM - 9PM will cover Law Hon Gong Chi Gung set (The Monks Strength). Seven Star Praying Mantis kung fu has, as a part of its syllabus, health enhancing breathing exercises called (in Cantonese) Law Hon Gong which, when translated, means "The Monk’s Strength". Acquired from the fabled Shaolin Temple, these 18 chi gong-styled breathing exercises have meditative, health enhancing, strength building, and martial training aspects to them. This session is perfect for anyone working on internal work.

The Saturday seminar from 1:30PM - 5:30PM will cover the original mantis form, Bung Bo. Considered to the the foundation form for seven star praying mantis kung fu, Bung Bo Kuen contains a wide variety of tactics. Bung Bo Kuen is one of the fist sets that is considered to be among the original sets developed by the founder of northern praying mantis, Wong Long.This form contains all ranges of combat: long range for kicking, middle range for hand techniques, close range with trapping and throwing.

Both Friday and Saturday are open to the public and all levels of students. This material is required training for mantis students.

Sunday from 8AM - 9:30AM will be a review of the material covered over the weekend and mantis sticky hands training.

About Sifu Schafer: Sifu Josh Schafer is a 5th degree black belt and as the direct successor of Master Jon Funk to the Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis system he is also the head instructor of the 7 Star Praying Mantis federation, Vancouver, B.C.. He is a multiple-times international full-contact san shou fighting gold-medalist; is an international tournament forms champion in both weapons and open-hand competition; and has served as the tournament director and weapons-fighting director at the Tiger Balm Internationals for more than 15 years. He is also a passionate student of the praying mantis insect, a scientist in his day-job.