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Curriculum:  TAIJI  ADVANCED

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The Shaolin Chi Mantis curriculums are composed of three separate Gongfu systems combined together:

  • Northern Shaolin Gongfu "Kung Fu" (from the Songshan Buddhist Temple)
  • Yang Style Taijiquan "Tai Chi"
  • Northern Praying Mantis (both Taiji Tanglang "Tai Chi Praying Mantis" & Qixie Tanglang "7 Star Praying Mantis")

This curriculum is interwoven with the other Gongfu systems that also have Advanced Programs.

All Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth curriculums are 4-month semesters. The seminar curriculums and after school programs are derived from these 4-month semesters.

This TAIJI  ADVANCED curriculum of Shaolin Chi Mantis is 4-semesters.
The SHAOLIN  GONGFU  ADVANCED curriculum of Shaolin Chi Mantis is 4-semesters.

So, a student IS a Taiji Advanced Level student while completing the Shaolin Gongfu Intermediate Program. The actual Praying Mantis Program begins during the Shaolin Intermediate Level after the student has attained the Taiji Advanced Level...

Sound confusing? Fortunately, Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang has provided us with curriculum outlines and Instructor guides for every Level of both Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth. For a look at how all 3 curriculums combine to form Shaolin Chi Mantis see the SHAOLIN CHI MANTIS 7-YEAR POSTER.


AFTER completing the Shaolin Chi Mantis SEMESTER #5, the student receives a Blue Sash with 1 embroidered green stripe on it. This sash is presented at the Graduation Ceremony held after the completion of each semester.


 Semester #6:  "APPLICATIONS"



TAIJIQUAN:  Yang Style Taiji Short Form of SCM with STAFF
EXERCISES: see SCM Gongfu Program

Yang Style Taiji Short Form of SCM with STAFF

3 applications per each of the 16 sections of the Yang Style Taiji Short Form of SCM

Self-healing techniques

BOOKWORK: Taiji Advanced book by Zhen Shen-Lang
ESSAYS: Health = Balanced Qi / Body / Mind
PUSH HANDS: Push Hands Level 2
QIN NA: 16 Taiji Qin Na Techniques
WEAPONS: Long Staff

Perform Shaolin 6

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: Lead entire Semester #1 class

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SHAOLIN CHI MANTIS Traditional Buddhist Gongfu

Our student motto:
Truth, wisdom, and courage.™

Our school slogan:
The ultimate self-defense is self-awareness.™





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