Frequently Asked Questions
Black mantis or The Black Mantis is the logo which is unique to the Mantis Kung Fu Academy brand. It can be seen on our website and is on all of our literature.
Learn kung Fu Online is an online training system developed by Sifu Matthew Hansen to provide a way for anyone anywhere to learn Black mantis Kung Fu.
Age is no issue, when considering training in this style. It can only make you stronger and improve your mind set.
It is a full contact art with controlled contact being supervised by accredited instructors at all times.
Tong Long is a traditional martial art based on the Southern Preying Mantis style.
If you train twice a week you can achieve your first belt in under 12 weeks.
The Southern Preying Mantis style is based on the philosophy that the best defense, is attack.
Yes. The style has a very deep history.
Originally from China – Dr Nat Yeun brought it to Australia where it has been further developed by Grandmaster Henry Sue over the past 50 years.
Currently the system is in the process of development to enter competitions – eg MMA in the near future.
Covered shoes, drink bottle and a towel.
Something that makes you feel comfortable and that you are able to train in.
Give us call or just turn up!!!
Yes, it is fantastic for women of all ages, providing confidence and a true sense of security.
No experience is necessary, as you will be guided by our accredited and friendly instructors.
No- through the supervision of our instructors, it is our duty to ensure everyone trains in a safe and controlled environment.
All of our instructors are fully accredited and qualified to maintain your well being and safety.
Yes. We have full public liability insurance.
No, not at all. We are here to help you meet your own personal goals and needs whatever your fitness level may be.
The word Sifu means ” Teacher/father figure”. A Sifu helps teach and guides you through the journey of kung fu and life.
No, this is not a requirement.
Yes, we encourage families to get involved.
Yes, children are an important part of our organisation, as we believe they are the building blocks of the future.
Weapons are an important part of the Tong Long system and start at the orange belt level.
Normal class times are 1.5 hours long. Private lessons vary and are catered to your own individual needs and requirements.