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.