Usual animals Styles?

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Silver & Gold Dragon
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Usual animals Styles?

Postby Silver & Gold Dragon » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:13 pm

I was reading about animals Styles on wikipedia & noticed it say [url link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Animals]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Animals[/url]: "Although the technique is mainly associated with the tiger, dragon, snake, crane and leopard, many other animal styles have been developed, including panther, praying mantis (northern and southern styles), horse, cobra, bull, wolf, deer, bear, boar, eagle, python, scorpion, elephant, lion, frog, duck, dog, crow, tiger cub, chicken, hawk, turtle, swallow, lizard and a host of others."

samtheseed
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Postby samtheseed » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:37 pm

Animal forms are also an important and well known aspect of Shaolin. Masters in the past would patiently watch other living creatures as they attacked for food or defended against predators. Their movements were adapted into human form and hence came Tang Lang Quan (Praying Mantis Fist), Wu Xing Quan (Five Animals Fist using Dragon, Tiger, Crane, Leopard and Snake), Hou Quan (Monkey Fist) and so on.

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Postby Silver & Gold Dragon » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:12 am

Is the horse style anything like it is in TWO ON THE ROAD? Chicken style anything like it is DEATH DUEL OF MANTIS? & Duck style anything like THE GOOSE BOXER?

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Re:Usual animal styles

Postby samtheseed » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:31 am

The animal styles we see in movies are usually preceded by the sound of that particular animal or even a vision of it. As not to confuse the audience, if they suddenly appeared on screen and done a stance of a Duck, we'd want to know what style he was going to show us.

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The Duck style being performed, notice it's nothing like you'll see in movies.


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