A look at the Martial Arts

The Five Animals

 

THE FIVE ANIMALS that our Shaolin Kempo System is based on are:

the Tiger, the Dragon, the Leopard, the Crane, and the Snake.

 

TIGER

The Tiger is noted for its courage, tenacity and power. It is the physically strongest of all the five animals; using straight ahead attacks, ripping and tearing as it moves, always pressing. The movement of the Tiger develops

strong bones and a strong back.

 

DRAGON

From the Dragon, we learn to “Ride the Wind.” The Dragon is especially

noted for its flexibility even though it is the only mythological creature

of the Shaolin Art, it is the only one that can fight on land, water or in

the sky. The Dragon uses rising and falling motions, as well as twisting

and turning movements to overcome its adversaries. The Dragon helps

develop inner strength.

 

LEOPARD

The Leopard teaches us timing and speed, as well as coordination and footwork. Although smaller than the Tiger, the Leopard is actually

stronger for its size because of its long, smooth muscle structure and

sleek body frame. The Leopard’s power is primarily produced from a

loose, relaxed whip-like action; generated by speed and balance as

well as limber waist and hip movements. The Leopard helps develop

conditioning of the skin, tendons and bones.

 

CRANE

The Crane is noted for its balance, grace and agility.

It represents longevity and helps us develop concentration

and patience. It has a calm, quiet nature. The Crane’s

movements are soft, relaxed and circular, but also very

explosive which can be used in close or at a distance.

The Crane also helps develop strength in the arms,

fingers and wrists, as well as overall leg conditioning

and ankle strength.

 

SNAKE

The Snake is noted for its suppleness and rhythmic

endurance. It has the most internal Strength (chi) of

all the other animals, and is also very cunning and

deceptive in its fighting. The Snake can coil, zig-zag and

use a rapid twisting motion to compensate for his lack of

limbs. The Snake helps develop chi and the internal

strengthening of the body and spirit.

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The Five Animals

THE FIVE ANIMALS that our Shaolin Kempo System is based on are: the Tiger, the Dragon, the Leopard, the Crane, and the Snake.

 

TIGER

The Tiger is noted for its courage, tenacity and power. It is the physically strongest of all the five animals; using straight ahead attacks, ripping and tearing as it moves, always pressing. The

movement of the Tiger develops strong bones and a strong back.

 

DRAGON

From the Dragon, we learn to “Ride the Wind.” The Dragon is especially noted for its flexibility even though it is the only mythological creature of the Shaolin Art, it is the only one that can fight on land, water or in the sky. The Dragon uses rising and falling motions, as well as twisting and turning movements to overcome its adversaries. The Dragon helps develop inner strength.

 

LEOPARD

The Leopard teaches us timing and speed, as well as coordination and footwork. Although smaller than the Tiger, the Leopard is actually stronger for its size because of its long, smooth muscle structure and sleek body frame. The Leopard’s power is primarily produced from a loose, relaxed whip-like action; generated by speed and balance as well as limber waist and hip movements. The Leopard helps develop conditioning of the skin, tendons and bones.

 

CRANE

The Crane is noted for its balance, grace and agility. It represents longevity and helps us develop concentration and patience. It has a calm, quiet nature. The Crane’s movements are soft, relaxed and circular, but also very explosive which can be used in close or at a distance.

The Crane also helps develop strength in the arms, fingers and wrists, as well as overall leg conditioning and ankle strength.

 

SNAKE

The Snake is noted for its suppleness and rhythmic endurance. It has the most internal Strength (chi) of all the other animals, and is also very cunning and deceptive in its fighting. The Snake can coil, zig-zag and use a rapid twisting motion to compensate for his lack of limbs. The Snake helps develop chi and the internal

strengthening of the body and spirit.

A look at the Martial Arts

© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

Site Designed by Anthony Schiro Design, Inc.

The Five Animals

THE FIVE ANIMALS that our Shaolin Kempo System is based on are: the Tiger, the Dragon, the Leopard, the Crane, and the Snake.

 

TIGER

The Tiger is noted for its courage, tenacity and power. It is the physically strongest of all the five animals; using straight ahead attacks, ripping and tearing as it moves, always pressing. The movement of the Tiger develops strong bones and a strong back.

 

DRAGON

From the Dragon, we learn to “Ride the Wind.” The Dragon is especially noted for its flexibility even though it is the only mythological creature of the Shaolin Art, it is the only one that can fight on land, water or in the sky. The Dragon uses rising and falling motions, as well as twisting and turning movements to overcome its adversaries. The Dragon helps develop inner strength.

 

LEOPARD

The Leopard teaches us timing and speed, as well as coordination and footwork. Although smaller than the Tiger, the Leopard is actually stronger for its size because of its long, smooth muscle structure and sleek body frame. The Leopard’s power is primarily produced from a loose, relaxed whip-like action; generated by speed and balance as well as limber waist and hip movements. The Leopard helps develop conditioning of the skin, tendons and bones.

 

CRANE

The Crane is noted for its balance, grace and agility. It represents longevity and helps us develop concentration and patience. It has a calm, quiet nature. The Crane’s movements are soft, relaxed and circular, but also very explosive which can be used in close or at a distance.

The Crane also helps develop strength in the arms, fingers and wrists, as well as overall leg conditioning and ankle strength.

 

SNAKE

The Snake is noted for its suppleness and rhythmic endurance. It has the most internal Strength (chi) of all the other animals, and is also very cunning and deceptive in its fighting. The Snake can coil, zig-zag and use a rapid twisting motion to compensate for his lack of limbs. The Snake helps develop chi and the internal

strengthening of the body and spirit.

A look at the Martial Arts

© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

A look at the Martial Arts

The Five Animals

 

THE FIVE ANIMALS that our Shaolin Kempo System is based on are: the Tiger, the Dragon, the Leopard, the Crane, and the Snake.

 

TIGER

The Tiger is noted for its courage, tenacity and power. It is the physically strongest of all the five animals; using straight ahead attacks, ripping and tearing as it moves, always pressing. The movement of the Tiger develops strong bones and a strong back.

 

DRAGON

From the Dragon, we learn to “Ride the Wind.” The Dragon is especially noted for its flexibility even though it is the only mythological creature of the Shaolin Art, it is the only one that can fight on land, water or in the sky. The Dragon uses rising and falling motions, as well as twisting and turning movements to overcome its adversaries. The Dragon helps develop inner strength.

 

LEOPARD

The Leopard teaches us timing and speed, as well as coordination and footwork. Although smaller than the Tiger, the Leopard is actually stronger for its size because of its long, smooth muscle structure and sleek body frame. The Leopard’s power is primarily produced from a loose, relaxed whip-like action; generated by speed and balance as well as limber waist and hip movements. The Leopard helps develop conditioning of the skin, tendons and bones.

 

CRANE

The Crane is noted for its balance, grace and agility. It represents longevity and helps us develop concentration and patience. It has a calm, quiet nature. The Crane’s movements are soft, relaxed and circular, but also very explosive which can be used in close or at a distance.

The Crane also helps develop strength in the arms, fingers and wrists, as well as overall leg conditioning and ankle strength.

 

SNAKE

The Snake is noted for its suppleness and rhythmic endurance. It has the most internal Strength (chi) of all the other animals, and is also very cunning and deceptive in its fighting. The Snake can coil, zig-zag and use a rapid twisting motion to compensate for his lack of limbs. The Snake helps develop chi and the internal strengthening of the body and spirit.

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