San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Self Defense: Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Defend yourself, even if you are weak, by using the opponent's strength against him by studying Mantis Kung Fu, like Bruce Lee. Since it is not a sport, all ranges, distances, and situations in fighting are considered: (1) punching, kicking, striking, clawing; attacking nerves and acupoints, (2) classical Chinese weapons in all combat situations (armed and unarmed); (3) Chin Na: seizing techniques such as joint locks, throwing, pinching etc.
When & Where
By profession, Dr. Eisen was a university Professor specializing in constructing mathematical models such as those in cancer chemotherapy and epilepsy. He has studied and taught Yoga, Judo, and Aikido. Dr. Eisen was the founder and chief-instructor of the Shotokan Karate Clubs at Carnegie-Mellon and Dusquene Universities and the University of Pittsburgh. He helped teach Yoga in Graterford prison. His curiosity about the relation of Qi to healing and martial arts led him to study TCM, Tai Chi and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He was initiated as a Disciple of Master Gin Foon Mark. Dr. Eisen now teaches (at his Kwoon and by webcam), writes and researches Praying Mantis, Qigong and Yang Tai Chi and helps educate patients at the Arch Acupuncture and Health Center.