"Truth, wisdom, and courage."
Our school slogan:
"The ultimate self-defense is self-awareness."
site was opened 12/12/1999 with over 100 web pages on Gongfu (Kung Fu),
Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and Buddhism.
Our goal to
bring Shaolin Gongfu and Yang Taijiquan to as many people as possible
has been well received with thousands of visitors at our website each
month and many new students and online customers worldwide.
for visiting us.
Mantis is a traditional Chinese Gongfu school that includes Buddhism
and 'closed-door' teachings. This school, which you are visiting now,
is difficult to enroll in and difficult to stay enrolled in. Shaolin
Chi Mantis teaches Chinese weaponry and requires loyalty and dedication.
Our student motto: "Truth, wisdom, and
courage," requires our students to protect and serve
Our affiliate school, Tai
Chi Youth, is a nonprofit organization with minimal entrance requirements
and scholarships for youth at risk.
Shaolin Chi Mantis will accept applications from
all aged students. Full membership in Shaolin Chi Mantis requires
passing a difficult Initiate Belt Test. If a student passes the Initiate
Requirements and submits other traditional requirements, they can
be accepted into SCM through a Buddhist Initiation and Naming Ceremony
held once a year. This Initiation Ceremony also includes the traditional
Buddhist head shaving (boys and girls).
Buddha Zhen's MASONIC
KUNG FU book details a Chinese Kung Fu initiation ceremony.
Mantis is for the very dedicated students seeking both spirituality
Tai Chi Youth
requires no initiation or head shaving. TCY is nondenominational and
has programs taught in elementary schools and senior retirement homes.
Chi Youth for more information.
Shaolin Chi Mantis CALENDARS
will keep you posted on our activities, classes and seminars.
your visit here, stay as long as you need to, and,
"May Buddha bless you".