Five Animals Shaolin Martial Arts : Dragon Fighting Style in Shaolin Martial Arts
Hi my name is Adam Bowling. I’m representing
the Christian Martial Arts Association. On behalf of Expert Village, I’m here to talk
to you about the Five Animal Forms of Kung Fu. Okay, we’re going to talk now about aspects
of the dragon style. Dragon Stylist would have been probably the biggest person in a
group to do this style. The style is characterized by lots of traps, trapping the arm. Your modern
day grappler would probably be considered more of a Dragon Stylist. Dragon Stylists
were not very fast so they have to be elusive. A dragon would never come at you in a direct
line. Most of the time the dragon would always move in angles. If you look at a lizard’s
footprints in the sand, they’re all diagonal. But they would be going in a straight direction
so that the image for whatever that lizard’s prey is, is that he’s going to the right,
and then he’s going to the left and not straight. But before the prey figures that out is too
late. A lot of times a Dragon Stylist would move blocking, trapping the arm, striking,
moving, turning the knee, striking, inverting the fist, blocking, turning, stepping, stepping,
stepping, moving so that I’m not coming at you with a straight line. I’m moving at you
in angles, and all is wanting to strike on the outside or the inside of the centerline.
Sometimes striking center, most of the time striking angles, the cause of the low speed.
This is what typified a Dragon Style.