Online Grading

This is where your journey begins to become a certified Southern Tong Long Kung Fu practitioner & an official student of Sifu Matthew Hansen & the Mantis Kung Fu Academy.

You now have the opportunity to move through the levels/grades & be personally graded by Sifu Matthew Hansen in accordance with the grading system used in the Mantis Kung Fu System, located in Burleigh Head, Queensland Australia, home of the Black Mantis.

To be eligible to submit videos of yourself to the grading system, you must have first register as a member of the Mantis Kung Fu Academy at the link provided.

Now you have registered you can go & download level 1 lessons or any of the other lessons available. It’s time to start moving forward & sink your teeth into the Mantis Kung Fu online training system. Train Train Train!!!!!


For your video grading submission, you will be required to demonstrate the Form, Weapons if required, Single hand techniques 4 times forward & 4 times backwards to show your understanding of the technique. Application/Jong- right hand and left hand 2 times & finally demonstrate the hand pad work. This will allow Sifu to see your energy generation.

After you have practiced the techniques and you are happy you have reached an acceptable level of competency and understanding you can upload a video of yourself to the Mantis Kung Fu website where you will be assessed by Sifu Hansen.

If there are any adjustments required to your techniques you will be contacted by email or Skype and Sifu will explain what you need to do if required. When you have practiced those adjustments you may then re-video yourself and resubmit your video of the adjusted grading requirements (there is no cost to resubmit your videos).

Upon an accepted level of competency shown in your grading video Sifu Matthew Hansen will pronounce you as being successful in your grading and you will move to the next level.

After each successful grading submission you will receive an official certificate & badge exclusive to Sifu Matthew Hansen's Mantis Kung Fu Academy, according to your relevant level. Then you should begin training to achieve the next level for future grading.

You will have to acquire a Mantis training t-shirt to perform your first grading in (this is a minimum requirement), as I now considered you an official student of the Mantis Kung Fu Academy. Full training kits are also available in the shop. Be proud of that feeling of being a part of something big.


All grading start from White Belt = level 1, through to Green Belt 2 = level 5. After this the senior level will commence on completion of your level 5 submission. All 5 levels must be completed individually & be submitted over time & at your own pace through the website for approval from Sifu Matthew Hansen before a student should proceed to the next level in the Mantis grading system.

With continued dedication to Mantis Kung Fu, Senior level students on completion of level 5, will have the opportunity to obtain an official formal Academy uniform, & have their photo placed on the wall of the headquarters of Sifu Matthew Hansen's Mantis Kung Fu Academy as a sign of achievement and recognition of their hard work and loyalty to Sifu & his Academy.

You are then regarded as Sifu's disciple student. This is a fantastic goal to obtain & great achievement to strive towards.


Become a registered member of the Mantis Kung Fu Academy

  • Purchase a Mantis Kung Fu Training T-shirt or full training kit (for grading).
  • Video yourself and upload it to the website for assessment. Videos may be uploaded in any format.
  • Pay the Grading Fee of $70.00 AUD. (includes cost & postage of your personal grading certificate & badge).
  • You are then considered an official Mantis Kung Fu Academy practitioner of that level; you may now begin training for your next level grading.


Students, martial art lovers & general public may purchase all the levels if they wish to do so at any time & it is not compulsory to submit a grading video.

The difference being your hard work & dedication will not be recognized through the official grading system of Sifu Matthew Hansen & his Mantis Kung Fu Academy of Australia.

Skype lessons are available to be booked in advance, get regular with your training.


Course curriculum

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