The 12 Keywords of Mantis Boxing

The 12 Keywords of Mantis Boxing have been handed down from generation to generation, from teacher to student. They are the keystones of the art, and house the principles we are guided by.

Here is a list of the keywords, along with links to more in-depth explanations/videos as we compile them.

  1. Hook (Gōu 勾)
  2. Grapple (Lǒu 摟)
  3. Pluck (Cǎi 採)
  4. Contact (Zhan 粘)
  5. Cling (Nian 黏)
  6. Hang (Gua 掛)
  7. Sly (Diao 刁)
  8. Enter (Jin 進)
  9. Crush (Beng 崩)
  10. Strike (Da 打)
  11. Adhere (Tie 貼)
  12. Lean (Kao 靠)