Sarn Bo Jin, which translates to Three Step Arrow Punch, is generally the first form taught in Southern Praying Mantis styles.
The form develops core strength from the feet to the waist, and also starts to develop the gen power through repetitive phoenix eye punches and forearm and rib extensions and contractions.
Although considered the “first form” it forms the foundations of the style, and is practiced by many throughout their Chow Gar martial arts training.
This form is considered to be the “bread and butter” of Southern Praying Mantis – meaning simply that this form produces much of the strength and conditioning that makes the Southern Praying Mantis system so powerful.
This form is performed by Ng See Kay.