There are quite a few legends surrounding the creation of the Praying Mantis Form, however, during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) a consensus has been established that the Mantis Fist was first created by Master Wang Lang(王郎) at the request of Abbot Fu Ju (福居, 1203-1275) when he brought together eighteen masters to improve the martial arts of Shaolin. After the Song Dynasty fell much of the documentation was lost to the ages until a manuscript depicting the martial art forms was found in 1794. It is at this point where Master Yun can trace the history of his martial arts style that he now teaches in his studio.
Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu is an external martial art. It is known for its complex, rapid hand motions and mobile footwork. It is a complete Martial Art System, employing striking, kicking, grappling, joint locks and traditional weapons training. In addition to self-defense, practicing 7 Star Praying Mantis will develop strength, flexibility and coordination. It is an excellent system for all around physical health.