Taiji Meihua Tanglang Quan
Taiji Meihua Tanglang Quan originated from Tanglang Quan. ”Taiji Meihua Tanglang” means ”Taiji Plum Blossom Mantis”. As the name states it is different from the original Mantis Boxing hence it was combined with Taiji. Taiji’s movements and power lines and the Yin and Yang principles were added into the Mantis Boxing to increase its effectiveness. Taiji is famous for its power redirecting techniques and for its usefulness against physically superior opponents. Therefore it was chosen to supply the improving ideas that lead to the origin of Taiji Meihua Tanglang Quan. The word ”Meihua” means ”plum blossom” which is a metaphor for the applications of Taiji Meihua Tanglang. Like plum blossoms in fall, the attacks should rain down on the opponent and therefore cause confusion. Typical is, that five to six complex attacks and counter movements of extreme variety follow each other with high speed so that it is not possible for the opponent to see which attack is a feint and which attack will be the actual blow.