The Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association is not a Kung Fu school and it does not represent any particular master, style or heritage. The YRTQA is an association that embraces and supports all varieties of Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. The YRTQA sponsors seminars and other activities and events that promote the various Northern styles of Tanglang Quan.  Membership in the YRTQA is open to all Praying Mantis Kung Fu teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts regardless of style or heritage.  

The YRTQA ranking system is overseen by an
Examining Board composed of highly skilled Shifus from different Northern Praying Mantis traditions and by a Board of Advisors with decades of experience from several different martial arts traditions.  YRTQA ranking is a modern, peer-based Duan ranking system not a traditional discipleship.  YRTQA ranking system is similar to that now used in mainland China and in many different Chinese martial art styles around the globe.  

黄  河  螳  螂  拳 会


A voluntary and benevolent association of Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu Enthusiasts

Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association​

Advance and Promote all styles of Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu by

Fostering knowledge sharing in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu through social networking, fellowship and other methods.  Providing access to research about Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.  Facilitating publication of books, articles, and other writings. Offering Duan rank certification for YRTQA Members who are high-level Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu practitioners through an extensive peer-based evaluation process. Encouraging instruction of the various Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu systems through a network of Affiliated Schools.