Master Gin Foon Mark's Praying Mantis, Qigong, & Taiji School


 World Headquarters





Only 5 disciples of Master Lum Wing Fay learned the whole system. For forty years, Master Mark was the only inner disciple who openly taught the system (Kwong Sai Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai)  to the general public. Today, many people are taking advantage of Master Mark's efforts to popularize the system. Take time to determine the characteristics of genuine Kwong Sai Jook Lum.  Please see the official notice.

Acknowledgements to Master Mark, uses of his photos, paintings or any other forms of endorsement, for products or instruction, is false advertising by unlicensed individuals.

This is an internal style with soft, continuous movements, which must resemble those of the fourth and fifth generation Masters, as depicted in the videos.

Aim of School

To preserve the heritage of the original Jook Lum system as passed on to the fifth generation Master, Gin Foon Mark. Thus, not only is realistic self-defense taught, but also cultural and healthful practices in order to produce a well-rounded human being. This is a rare opportunity to learn an ancient, formerly secret, intact art, transmitted from Master to Disciple, which uses the opponent's strength against him.

The ultimate goal is not winning tournaments or even self-defense. At first. the student may be interested in self-defense. After years of practice, he forgets about technique and reacts instantly and without thinking to any situation. The final stage is learning to heal yourself and others.



This system was invented for fighting and has not been diluted to a sport. The founder of the system, Sam Dart, was a small, frail-looking monk. He wanted to defend himself from, and defeat, a gigantic, bullying monk, who was a Kung Fu expert. Furthermore, in those dangerous times, monks feared for their lives and did not know if they would return from a journey. Therefore, this system contains many techniques to cover all possible self-defense situations, some of which are not found in other styles. It considers all ranges and distances in fighting and consists of:

  • Punching, kicking, striking, clawing; attacking nerves and acupoints
  • Classical Chinese weapons in all combat situations (armed and unarmed)
  • Chin Na: Seizing techniques such as joint locks, throwing, pinching etc.
  • Martial Qigong(Chi Kung):short power, soft-style hand conditioning



  • Philosophy
  • Lion Dancing
  • Chinese Painting: seminars featuring Master Mark

Location of School
Cherry Hill, N.J.
Tel. 856 427 4264 or e-mail to

Preliminaries before sparring training
Published articles by Dr. Eisen
What is the modern history of this style? Read Master Mark and Jook Lum Praying Mantis.
What is Classical Kung Fu?
Photo Gallery
Biography of Master Mark
Biography of Dr. Eisen
Characteristics of the System
What is Qigong?
Interview with Master Mark - Modern vs. Classical Kung Fu
Martial Arts, Art, Medicine and Yin-Yang
The Roots of Jeet Kune Do - Bruce Lee and the Master Mark Connection
Are there Dangerous Qigong Teachers?

Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Are You Really Practicing Tai Chi and is it Effective for Stress?


Copyright © 1996, 1997 by Martin Eisen