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Hook (Gōu 勾) - 1 of 12 - The Keywords of Mantis Boxing

Hook (Gōu 勾) - 1 of 12 - The Keywords of Mantis Boxing

Hook (Gōu 勾) is the first of the 12 keywords of Mantis Boxing. The keyword formula houses the principles that define the art. They have been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

A Praying Mantis seizes it's opponent with it's large arms and hooks. It pulls it's prey off balance and devours it on the ground. When observing the mantis against a larger foe, one can see the mantis pounce, take the back, use it’s legs to hold on, and continually gain control of it's opponent while it bites and gains better hook positions to keep it safe.

Mantis Kickboxing Camp (AB Girls Basketball Team)

Mantis Kickboxing Camp (AB Girls Basketball Team)

Kickboxing Camp for Acton Boxborough Girls Basketball Team - challenging, fun, objective based high intensity workouts to increase power/speed, strength/conditioning, plyometrics, and cardio endurance. Functional fitness training that will give positive results in off the line speed, improved jump height, agility on the court, and higher endurance levels throughout the game.

Cracking the Black - Don Maurer

Cracking the Black - Don Maurer

We have some great news to share from last weekend. Don Maurer was awarded his Black Belt in Mantis Boxing by my hand on December 3, 2016. Don was one of our first students when we started this school. He has spent the past...

Cracking the Black - Holly Cyr

Cracking the Black - Holly Cyr

Saturday was a very special day. Holly Cyr received her Black Belt in Mantis Boxing  (Tángláng quán 螳螂拳) on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The first Black Belt awarded by my hand. Holly has spent the past seven, almost eight years dedicated and committed to