Wah Lum Kung Fu of Tampa

Kung Fu - Tai Chi Chuan - Praying Mantis Style


The Wah Lum Kung Fu system is a traditional Chinese Kung Fu system specializing in the Jut Sow (wrestling hands) Praying Mantis and Tam Tui (seeking leg) styles.

The Praying Mantis style is based upon the locking, trapping, seizing and controlling movements of the Praying Mantis, in addition to the fast and agile footwork of the monkey. Furthermore, with the inclusion of the Tam Tui style, which is renowned for its strong multiple leg kicking techniques, these two styles make an incredibly effective upper and lower body fighting system. Utilizing both the close in fighting techniques of the Praying Mantis and the strong leg techniques from the Tam Tui style.

Praying Mantis systems are known for their numerous fighting forms and with the addition of the Tam Tui system, the curriculum becomes even more varied and extensive. These "forms" are much more than mere pre-arranged sets which the students learn in the class. As with all Traditional Chinese Kung Fu styles, each set includes a wide range of blocks, counters, evasive techniques and trapping movements. Each form is designed to help teach the students numerous ways of applying the various attacking and defending techniques within each form.

Oftentimes, for those who are not knowledgeable in the Traditional Chinese art of Kung Fu, these movements appear to be mere dance without any real purpose. On the contrary, they are proven effective fighting techniques, which have been refined and passed down throughout China for over 3,000 years. Today, this tradition is still honored, practiced and maintained throughout the entire Wah Lum system . Through the Traditional teaching techniques required by Grandmaster Chan Poi.
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