First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quicktime (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

Tong Bei Mantis
(Tong Bei Tang Lang )

Demonstrator: Li Guo Xiong.

Information about this branch of the Mantis... And a little more about Tong Bei Boxing itself.

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VCD#1358 LIEN BU Boxing and Short Stick
About an hour, See VCD pricing, Chinese Only


Here are two forms to introduce the Tong Bei. The first is a very tight version of the famous Lien Bu Quan used in many styles, Northern Shaolin for instance, as the primary set to introduce basics. LBQ is also known as Dragon Fist and is quite famous. This is followed by the short Tiger stick set which uses the 13 Palm stick.

About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only


Some Mantis teachers shown an expanded version of Tan Tui with fourteen roads. This is a similar set which shows a seven road series of distinctive Tong Bei Mantis strikes and movements. Probably the best of the series to get an intoduction to the particulars of this style in reference to other Mantis branches.

About an hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only


If there is a weapon Mantis likes, it is the sword. If there is a sword, it is the Green Duckweed. Like Kun Wu Jian, the Duckweed is a well respected weapon for retaining some of the meaning of Chinese fencing.Did the Duckweed sword come from Dragon Tiger Mountain, from Taoist forebearers? Who knows? We have to say, respectfully, that while no amateur, Shifu Li's performance was a bit stiff. His movements are very fluid but he holds the sword a trifle stiffly. On the other hand, when the tassel wrapped his wrist, he showed the sign of the professional and used the set itself to unwrap it. If you've never had this happen you have no idea how annoying it can be.