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Northern Praying Mantis

táng láng quán
tou rou ken
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll

This can be translated literally as "Praying Mantis Fist".

螳螂拳 is sometimes called Shandong Praying Mantis after its place of origin. It was created by Wang Lang and was named after the praying mantis, an insect, the aggressiveness of which inspired the style.

Shaolin records document that Wang Lang was one of the 18 masters gathered by the Shaolin Abbot Fu Ju, which dates him and Northern Praying Mantis style to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.).

The fact that the word "Northern" is used in the English title has more to do with where this style came from (Shandong is in northern China) but "north" is absent from this Chinese title.

Note: 螳螂拳 is also a title in Japanese - however, only a Japanese person who practices or is familiar with "Praying Mantis Fist" style would recognize it.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Northern Praying Mantis螳螂拳tou rou ken
tourouken
to ro ken
toroken
táng láng quán
tang2 lang2 quan2
tang lang quan
tanglangquan
t`ang lang ch`üan
tanglangchüan
tang lang chüan


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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láng / lang2
lang
 ookami(p);ookame(ok);oinu(ok);ookami / おおかみ(P);おおかめ(ok);おいぬ(ok);オオカミ
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
wolf; CL:匹[pi3],隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]
(1) (kana only) wolf (Canis lupus); (2) wolf in sheep's clothing; womanizer; (surname) Ookami
A wolf; fierce.

伊朗

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lǎng / yi1 lang3
i lang
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
Iran

布朗

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lǎng / bu4 lang3
pu lang
Brown (name); Gordon Brown (1951-), UK politician, prime minister 2007-2010

晴朗

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qíng lǎng / qing2 lang3
ch`ing lang / ching lang
 seirou / sero / せいろう
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sunny and cloudless
(noun or adjectival noun) clear; fair; fine; serene; (male given name) Harou

波浪

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làng / bo1 lang4
po lang
 harou / haro / はろう
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
wave
waves; billows; surge; (female given name) Harou
taraṅga, a wave, waves.

津浪

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jīn làng / jin1 lang4
chin lang
 tsuba / つば
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
tsunami; same as 海嘯|海啸
tsunami; tidal wave; (surname) Tsuba

浪人

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làng rén / lang4 ren2
lang jen
 rounin / ronin / ろうにん
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
vagrant; unemployed person; rōnin (wandering masterless samurai)
(n,vs,adj-no) (1) ronin; wandering samurai without a master to serve; (2) out of work; (3) waiting for another chance to enter a university; (given name) Rounin

狼人

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láng rén / lang2 ren2
lang jen
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
werewolf

破浪

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làng / po4 lang4
p`o lang / po lang
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
to set sail; to brave the waves

螳螂

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táng láng / tang2 lang2
t`ang lang / tang lang
 tourou / toro / とうろう    kamakiri / かまきり
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
mantis; praying mantis
(kana only) praying mantis (esp. the narrow-winged mantis, Tenodera angustipennis)

衝浪


冲浪

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chōng làng / chong1 lang4
ch`ung lang / chung lang
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
to surf; surfing

佛朗哥

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lǎng gē / fo2 lang3 ge1
fo lang ko
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
Franco (name); Generalissimo Francisco Franco Bahamonde (1892-1975), Spanish dictator and head of state 1939-1975

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lāng / lang1
lang
(onom.) bang; clank; see 哐啷, clatter

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làng / lang4
lang
wasteland; wild

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lǎng / lang3
lang
raised bank; mud wall

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láng / lang2
lang
see 嫏嬛[Lang2 huan2]

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làng / lang4
lang
used in place names

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láng / lang2
lang
 rou / ro / ろう
corridor; veranda; porch
corridor; passage; hall

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lǎng / lang3
lang
 rō / ろう
clear; bright
(surname, given name) Rou
bright

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láng / lang2
lang
(palm)

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láng / lang2
lang
tall tree (archaic)

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làng / lang4
lang
 rou / ro / ろう
wave; breaker; unrestrained; dissipated; to stroll; to ramble
(counter) (See 浪人・2) person who has spent X years after graduating high school attempting to get admitted to (a specific) university; (surname) Rou
wave

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lǎng / lang3
lang
blaze; light

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láng / lang2
lang
 roukan / rokan / ろうかん
jade-like stone; clean and white; tinkling of pendants
(given name) Roukan


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láng / lang2
lang
(gem); tinkling of pendants
See:

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láng / lang2
lang
grass; weeds

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láng / lang2
lang
young bamboo

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làng / lang4
lang
 taba / たば
Scopalia japonica maxin
(gikun reading) (1) (kana only) tobacco (por: tabaco); cigarette; cigaret; cigar; (2) (kana only) tobacco plant (Nicotiana tabacum); (surname) Taba

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làng / lang4
lang
(herb); place name


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láng / lang2
lang
variant of 螂[lang2]

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