The Shyun Style Eight Step Preying Mantis System is organized in a step by step manner in which students learn the same material no matter which school they attend. This is very different from the way traditional martial arts were taught and learned. Typically students learned material in any given order depending upon the whim of the instructor.
Shyun Style Eight Step Preying Mantis is divided into three different categories: Sash Program, Silver Mantis Program, and Gold Mantis Program.
The Sash Program contains the following material and includes an array of physical fitness exercises for each of the 5 colored sashes.
Silver Mantis Program
Silver Mantis Levels 1-5
The next level of learning in the 8 Step Preying Mantis System is the Silver Mantis levels. Similar to the Sash Program, these levels also have a physical fitness component, only it is much more stringent than the Sash Program. Each of these levels focus on the 2-person aspect of the material. Adding a simple fighting technique to each fundamental movement, the Silver Mantis levels delve a bit deeper into the theory behind each technique and how it is applied.
Gold Mantis Program
Learning does not stop there however. Upon becoming an instructor in 8 Step Preying Mantis students are allowed to attend further classes for the next 20 years. In these classes student learn the intricate knowledge that is 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu, Shyun Style Tai Chi Chuan, and Abimoxi The Ways of Chinese Martial Health.
It is through this program that the American Chinese Martial Arts Federation plans on securing qualified instructors for future generations. Through the help of current members and future members we will make certain that this traditional Chinese martial art continues to grow for generations to come.