Essentially, Circular Preying Mantis Kung Fu doesn’t practice blocking. Instead, our ‘blocks’ are initiated as attacks.
To defend ourselves we will strike any incoming limbs with a ferocity that immediately puts the attacker on the back foot. The initial ‘block’ can be used as an attack to redirect the force of their attacking blow, but it is still hit with maximum power.
This power is not used directly against force in the Preying Mantis system; again, that wastes valuable time. Using Tai Chi principles we redirect the blow and immediately counterattack with rapid, multiple strikes.
What better way to deter a would-be attacker than delivering power that instantly produces fear. If you can hit hard enough a person will faint, whether you hit their head, arm, or body.