What We Do

We are a diverse group of individuals across a global platform dedicated to the transmission and promotion of traditional Seven Star Praying Mantis martial arts (Qixing Tanglang Quan). Lead by Kai Uwe Pel, we represent the proud family lineage of Master Luo Guang Yu, who made QXTLQ famous teaching in Shanghai Jingwu in 1922.

QXTLQ is an open hand combat system originating out of China’s Shandong province ~400 years ago, and is widely considered to be the apex of traditional Chinese martial art. Born out Shaolin tradition it is a fighting system, codified by a practical and diverse group of fighting techniques (kicking, striking, grappling, and throwing), governed by a holistic body of fighting strategy, tactics, principles, theories, and training methodology.

Our group is lead by the efforts of Kai Uwe Pel who has dedicated over 30 years of his life to the study, training and teaching of this incredibly rich system. Achieving a high level of mastery, Kai Uwe Pel resided in the China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore for more than 25 years. He also spent ten of those years living in Shanghai (2002 – 2013) teaching to both local and international communities alike.

Learn more about Kai Uwe Pel here.

Learn more about the Seven Star Mantis System here.

Learn more about Training and Classes here.

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