Praying Mantis Sword by Shifu Jiang Jianye

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Running time: 120 Minutes

It is well known that Shandong province is the birthplace of praying mantis style, and in that province mantis is very popular. Jiang Zhou Chun created this form to combine praying mantis, which imitates animals, with the type of movement specific to swordplay. This form has been approved by the National Chinese Wushu Association as a National Martial Arts Competition event.

Shifu Jianye Jiang was born in 1950 and has studied Wushu since he was 5 years old, learning from well-known masters such as Yu Mingwei, Yu Hai, and many others. He received a BA and master's degree from Qufu University and Shanghai Physical Education Institute. A national and international judge in China and the U.S., he is also a master calligrapher and winner of national and international awards. Sales of his calligraphy have garnered more than $10,000; all of which was donated to the Shandong Disabled Association. He has also acted in movies produced in China, Australia, and Japan.

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