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Character Formulas in Seven Star Praying Mantis

By Dwight C. Edwards




Character Formulas in Seven Star Praying Mantis

The essence of China’s varied martial styles has often been preserved in writings. At the heart of this heritage are “character formulas”: a short list of characters that is used to establish the most elemental characteristics of a particular martial style. The author provides an analysis of The Twelve Character Formula of Seven Star Praying Mantis Boxing.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 9 No. 3 (2000): 12 pages.


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