Josh Schafer

Sifu Josh Schafer is a 5th degree black belt and the direct successor of Master Jon Funk to the Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis system. He is a multiple-times international full-contact san shou fighting gold-medalist; is an international tournament forms champion in both weapons and open-hand competition; and has served as the tournament director and weapons-fighting director at the Tiger Balm Internationals for more than 15 years. He is also a passionate student of the praying mantis insect, a scientist in his day-job.

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