I am a
former coach of the strict Taiwan school system. For
over 10 years I taught kung fu in Taiwan elementary,
middle and high schools as well as operating a private
kung fu club at Tainan City's National University.
I was the
head coach of Tainan City's First Senior High School for
over 5 years.
head coach I devised the curriculum. taught the classes
and organized kung fu demonstrations for my students to
In 1983 I began training in
several Asian arts such as Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do,
Hapkido and Uechi Ryu. In 1987 I started training Wah Lum
Praying Mantis under Shifu Art D’Agostino. In 1989 Shifu D’Agostino
encouraged and supported my decision to train
in Asia for a year.
Moving to Taiwan
I moved to Taiwan and began to train Praying Mantis Kung Fu under the tutelage of
I ended up staying in Taiwan for 16 years. At the end of 2005
finally returned home to Tampa.
Training in Taiwan
Under Shifu Shi of Taiwan,
I trained several Praying Mantis Boxing styles such
as Secret Door, Eight Step, Plum Flower, Taiji Mantis and Seven
Star. In addition, I became a researcher on Praying Mantis history
and techniques through the study of original hand written
manuscripts of Mantis masters from past generations. My articles can be read at
Teaching in Taiwan
In 1999 I became the head
coach and head of the Martial Art’s curriculum at Tainan
City First Boy’s High School teaching there for over 5 years
as well as operating a private kung fu club at Tainan
City's National University.
In America Again
Since returning to the
states in 2005 I have been spreading the teachings of
Mantis Boxing and Tai Chi at my Tampa
Kung Fu school.
I am the head of the North
and South American branch of our style of Mantis called Peng Lai
with schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky,
Tampa and Brasil.
Tampa Kung Fu
Instructor Kevin Brazier 813-495-3060
7010 Sheldon Rd Tampa FL 33615
Master Kevin Brazier at
the Tampa Kung Fu school. A move of the Praying Mantis Style of
Confucius Temple in
Tainan City where we often trained.
My kung fu brother
and I practicing two man stick at Confucius Temple in