This is our Kung Fu Lineage dating back to the founder of the 7 Star Praying Mantis system (Wang Lang). All above instructors have been trained by Sifu Simon Pszczonak.

THE SPIRIT OF THE SHAOLIN

Keep it simple. Stand humbly and proudly. Accept everything for what it is. Throw off the chains of your fears and limitations. Avoid prejudice and judgement. Strive. Persevere. Be creative, arousing, unfathomable, still; unmoving and moving, receptive, gentle and penetrating; cling to the light. Shine with the Sun; Joyous, giving and taking pleasure. Enjoy peace, tranquility. Smile through the tears. Fall down and get up again. Be gentle with yourself, while demanding the most from your body, your mind, your spirit, your soul. Accept no excuses, Search until you find. Welcome hardship. Do not avoid pain or difficulty, sorrow or heartbreak. Seek these things out if your dare. Teach yourself everything there is to know. Teach others everything you have learned. Be truthful, kind, helpful. giving, loving, faithful. Hold fast to your code, your ideal, your reputation. Hold to them unwaveringly. Avoid the evil poisonous serpents of wrong doing, dissipation, desire, obsession, excess, and Destruction.

Overcome sloth, vanity, envy, hatred, anger, gluttony, lust, jealously, pettiness, greed, selfishness. Give up meanness; no bully can attain mastery, Revile the beast. Don’t complain. The troubles you may have are mechanical; small and insignificant. They will pass. Be alone, but never lonely. You are all things when you stand alone. Ask for nothing. Wait. The one Thing will provide. Don’t be lead astray. Be cautious and suspicious in your dealings; for there is much evil in the world. No one is safe from it. Beware of false friends, criminals and cheats. Be trusting, find the goodness in all things. Forgive the most terrible wrongs but never forget. Turn your cheek again and again. Strike when it is called for. Strike quickly and without meaning. Don’t be cruel. When you find true fellowship welcome it and keep it sacred. Nothing is more real than lasting friendship. The cosmos revolves peacefully around the union that is true. We need each other.  Watch carefully. Keep your ears open. Stay awake, Stop dreaming. Face reality; yet indulge yourself in fantasy and fairy tales. Have and keep, hope, faith and charity. Believe in your luck. Take chances. Realize your dreams. Seek enlightenment and  give it. Help things to grow, within yourself and the Ten Thousand  Things. Walk softly, lightly.

Try not to leave your mark on the land. Replace your divots. Move quietly without racket, but let the world know you are passing through. Welcome strangers, assist travelers. Feed the hungry and the homeless. Turn away the beggars. Be strong and stable; graceful and swift. Feel the power. Be cheerful and steady. Follow your heart, smile and laugh. Sing freely, dance wildly. Sit perfectly still and listen. The Supreme power will speak. Do not doubt it. Find the center. Flow. Remember you can do nothing wrong. Ask every question. Question every answer. Answer every question and answer with a question. Be One with the One Thing. Whatever may come do not give up. Go on unflinchingly with your QUEST.   – David Carradine, 

                                                                   ( Gathering the Power,  Chapter 12  from  Spirit of Shaolin, A Kung Fu Philosophy. 1991.