SouthernMantisPress™ - Your Hakka Mantis e-Source! (Best Viewed with Firefox)
Southern Mantis Press - Your Hakka Mantis eSource!
Southern Praying Mantis Press!
Item Categories
Welcome to Southern Mantis Press!
Hakka Mantis Courses Online
Instructional DVDs
Hardcover Books
eBook Survey Complete
eBook Survey Video Only
MantisFlix Video Events
Instructional Wall Charts
Qigong Internal Work
Download Media
Our Family of Websites
About the Photos Herein
Submit Your Book
Spring-Summer 2014 News
Autumn-Winter 2014 News
Summer-Autumn 2015 News
Autumn 2016 News
Winter 2016 / 17 News
Spring 2017 News
2018 & Future News

Southern Mantis Press - Southern Praying Mantis

Southern Praying Mantis - Southern Mantis Press

Southern Praying Mantis - Southern Mantis Press



About the Photographs on this Site and in the New Media

The images on this site and in our new media are from my personal library.  Snapped on the spot.  Not made in a studio for glamor but made on the spot with the various Sifu herein. I hope you will appreciate the images for what they are - Sifu in the raw, in their own element.  None of the images can be made again- those days are gone.  And sadly, so are many of the old teachers who have passed. Enjoy these rare and personal Hakka Mantis images, even those few that are bit blurry. The photographs of various Sifu in Hakka Mantis postures alone are invaluable, priceless and an irreplaceable heritage of Hakka Praying Mantis Kungfu. ...RDH


Note of Respect to my Teachers:  

Unfortunately, Louie Sifu ran out of time before seeing himself here. He approved and we discussed, filmed, and photographed publishing and promoting Kwongsai Mantis many times over the last 35 years. Sun Sibok and I did the same.  In fact, Louie Sifu, Sun Sibok and I discussed Mantis promotion all together as well! It was their wish for Mantis to blossom.Make Mantis Blossom!

It was Harry Sun Sibok who encouraged me the most to complete the China Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu Survey and continue promoting Kwongsai Mantis. Many of the Sifu here in China who are featured in the Survey have also passed on now. It was their wish too that Mantis blossoms and we will see that their words, teaching and images also make it so.

I do plan to release more media. Mark Gin Foon Sifu has asked me many times to publish a book for him. I hope we can see that come to completion someday soon too.

I've kept most of my Hakka Mantis library, collection and teaching private for over 30 years.  


I'm 56 this year. It is time others benefit from the information and teaching too... before I am Late!

Pingshan Town
Autumn, 2012





About Us

Southern Mantis Press is a POD publisher of books, DVDs, eBooks, and various media and printed matter related to Kwongsai, Chu Gar and Iron Ox Southern Praying Mantis Kungfu. Our books are distributed by Ingram Book Company, the largest book wholesale distributor in the world. Distribution partners include Baker & Taylor,, Barnes & Noble, Gardners and Bertrams among others.

What We Do

Preserving and Promoting Kwongsai Bamboo Forest Temple, Chu Gar and Iron Ox Southern Praying Mantis through an ongoing
"hands on" Survey of the origins, history and practices in China for more than a decade!

Publishing electronic and printed media promoting and teaching Hakka Praying Mantis and Unicorn Culture!

News and Events

The Southern Mantis Press complete website and more new media is scheduled to be online July first.  Keep an eye for more details.  And a new blog will replace our news column on this site.

If you haven't, then check the latest China Mantis news and our news archive going back several years!

Learn more

Southern Mantis - Your Southern Praying Mantis eSource!