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Kwongsai Jook Lum Temple Mantis
Chu Gar Mantis
Iron Ox Mantis

A China 10 Year Ongoing Comprehensive Survey
Origins, History, Practices

 

China Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu Survey™


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China Mantis Survey Volume One  China Mantis Survey Volume One 

China Mantis Survey  China Mantis Survey Volume One

 

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VOLUME ONE:   PINGSHAN MANTIS CELEBRATION

Pingshan Mantis Celebration     Pingshan Mantis Celebration!
35th Annual Pingshan Mantis Celebration 2004


Since 1976, I've lived in Korea, Taiwan and China more than 15 years. In 2002, I returned to mainland China to further research the origins, history and practice of Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu. Little did I know then, where that quest would take me.  Some nine years later now, I'm still living in Pingshan Town, Guangdong Province.

Pingshan is a bustling town that some consider a village. Actually, its a non-stop, 24 hours a day, metropolis, comprised of some 125 smaller villages, most of them industrial. In 2004, it was put on the map by the opening of the first McDonalds' franchise (according to McDonald's map).

The closest Kentucky Fried Chicken is still 20 minutes away, but, I expect someone is looking to open a franchise here soon, especially, since, in all of the province, the local chickens are noted for their tasty meat and unique features of "three yellow spots and a beard," that is, yellow beak, yellow feathers, yellow feet and red beard.

Pingshan is located in the Longgang District of Shenzhen City, east Guangdong province. Guangdong Province is situated in the southern most part of China and has a population of some one hundred million people comprised of 42 individual ethnic groups, one being the Hakka people. Very fertile, with as little as 15% of it's land under cultivation, the province still produces twice the national average of rice.


Pingshan Town in Red! Home Town of Kwongsai Mantis in China!
Pingshan in red, Hometown of Kwongsai Jook Lum Mantis in China


Legend states that the capital city of the province, Guangzhou, was founded by five celestial beings who landed from the sky riding on the backs of five flying goats, each with a rice stem in it's mouth. The five gods, wishing this area to be forever famine free, gave the ability to grow rice to the local peasants.

After the beings departed, the goats turned to stone. In 1959, Guangzhou paid tribute to these benevolent goats and erected a granite statue in Yiexiu Park, Central district, as the city's symbol. Today, there are many "goat statues" in the "Goat City", but perhaps, Yiexiu park has the most impressive.

Update - 2006: Kentucky Fried Chicken has been available for a year or so now. And Pizza Hut has moved 20 minutes away!

Update - Jan. 2010:  KFC arrived arrived in 2006.  Pingshan Town is booming.  The express train started construction this month.  Pingshan soon will be "bullet" linked to Beijing and Shanghai!


5 Celestial Beings Arrive in Guangzhou! 
Five Goat Statue, Yexiu Park, Guangzhou


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eBK01 From China, since 2002, a 9 year ongoing Comprehensive Survey of the Origins, History and Practices of Kwongsai, Chu Gar and Iron Ox Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu in Multimedia eBook format. Five Volumes! 376 Pages. 700+ photos. 41 Video Clips. 1,300 files. 72MB eBOOK! 49.95
eBK02 The abridged version of the COMPLETE SURVEY containing only the 41 video clips! 24.95


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