Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute

100 Bowery Street
New York City, NY
  • 917-517-8219
  • Grand Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bowery (1000 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1200 ft) BMT Nassau St

Master Tony Chuy (9th generation disciple of the Praying Mantis system) began his martial arts training at the age of 14 in Hong Kong, where he studied under Grandmaster Lam Hay who taught Northern Eagle Claw and Choy Lee Fut styles. He later studied the Praying Mantis system under Grandmaster Brendan Lai and Grandmaster Chiu, Chuk-Kai.

Aside from his thorough knowledge of the Praying Mantis style, Master Chuy has studied and become proficient in various Northern and Southern Chinese weaponry. He has won many awards in black belt kata, weapons and full-contact tournaments. Master Chuy has also judged and refereed at various tournaments since 1979.

In the Spring of 1982 Master Chuy established the Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute in New York City. Master Chuy also taught martial arts at the Overseas Chinese Television Network’s Actors Training Class and at the Transfiguration Church Chinese Language School. Over the years, Master Chuy and his students have participated in over 300 martial arts and lion dance performances at various celebrations and festivals throughout New York and New Jersey. Furthermore, Master Chuy has appeared on the covers of and has been featured in several martial arts magazines throughout the United States, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

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Infrastructure
Fighting room
  • 917-517-8219
Sport classes
Gung Fu
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Programs:

  • Praying Mantis Gung Fu — a complete program from basic to advanced levels;
  • Grappling, Locking and Release Techniques — This twenty-four-class program, also known as “Chin Na” in Mandarin Chinese, offers knowledge and techniques to defend against grabs, holds and chokes and to immobilize assailants with effective subduing and controlling techniques. This program is especially recommended for women and law enforcement agents who frequently encounter dangerous, close-contact situations.;
  • Traditional Weaponry — The school offers traditional Chinese weapons training including saber, staff, spear, sword, daggers, 2-sectional staff, 3-sectional staff, 7-sectional chain whip and long-handled broadsword (halberd). Each program lasts from 10 to 15 classes.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Tai Chi
  • 917-517-8219

Tai Chi for Health and Self-Defense.

Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute