Shifu George Lisjak - Examiner (Kao Guan, 考 官)
Dr. George Lisjak is Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology at Life University of Chiropractic. He is certified by the American Chiropractic Association Council of Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness and the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is an internationally recognized Praying Mantis Kung Fu instructor and Founder of the American Praying Mantis Kung Fu System.
Shifu George Lisjak holds the rank of Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association Black Belt 5th Duan, Ching Yi Kung Fu Association Black Belt 1st Duan, and 5th Level Gold Mantis Black Sash in Wei Xiaotang lineage Eight Step Praying Mantis.
Lisjak trained in various martial arts beginning in 1974. Over time he studied Jeet Kune Do, Kenpo Karate, Judo, Hun Gar Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Shuai Chaio and Praying Mantis Boxing. Praying Mantis became his passion. After studying Xun (Shyun) style 8 Step Praying Mantis Kung Fu for many years he founded the American Praying Mantis Kung Fu System and in 1995 Lisjak became the New York State Representative and Head of the Education Department for the American Chinese martial Arts Federation. Dr. Lisjak earned the 5th level gold mantis black sash under Master Xun. Later he studied traditional Wei Xiaotang lineage 8 Step Mantis from various sources.
In 2000 after many years of practicing and teaching Tanglang Dr. Lisjak became a disciple of Ilya Profatilov and studied Wang Yuanqian lineage Taji Tanglang. Next he studied Hao Wei Zhi lineage Taiji Plum Blossom Praying Mantis under Wang Ren Gang. In 2005 Lisjak began training under Shifu Tim Pugh.