4th Duan - Shifu- Sioux Falls, SD
Born in Sioux Falls, Sifu Andrew Lengefeld is a 4th Duan (Degree Black Belt of Ba Bu Tang Lang Chuan (8 Step Preying Mantis Fist and Shyun Style Tai Chi Chuan). Sifu Lengefeld has been involved with martial arts for 15 years, starting his training in Japan at the age of 14. While in Japan he studied several styles of Karate before achieving a Black Belt in Aikido. After moving back to South Dakota, Sifu Lengefeld began studying 8 Step Preying Mantis in Vermillion under the tutelage of Master Kevin Loftus. During his years of Instructor Training, Sifu Lengefeld attended the Warrior Challenge 6, a No-Holds-Barred full contact fighting tournament. Sifu Lengefeld won the Light-Weight Championship at this tournament, and he continues to train and practice for these types of events today. Since passing and achieving the rank of Sifu(teacher), Sifu Lengefeld has taught 8 Step Preying Mantis at Self Defense America in Sioux Falls, SD. In addition to martial arts, Sifu Lengefeld has begun his study of Chinese Medicine.