Five Animals Shaolin Martial Arts : Leopard 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. Leopard Style was generally used by people
who had a leaner body type, than someone who would typically be doing a say for instance,
a tiger style or dragon style. The leopard is a style that a person was interested in
preserving his body which is also true in nature. Leopards are very concern about injury
because they have to run fast, they have to move. Leopard stylist would be someone who
was interested in being able to move, preserving their body, not attacking and defending straight
on. Always moving in angles, in circles. The leopard was very elusive. A leopard stylist
once attacked, once the attack comes straight would move in an angle. This would be what
was be called a leopard fist, kept like so, so that small striking areas would be able
to be penetrated, say like in the ribs. A quick strike would injure a person only manutely
so that they would have their man on the strike rather than the person that their striking.
They would use circular movements say like a hook kick. They would strike low to the
groin. Paring, moving, circling, striking, blocking, everything outside of the center
line. Contouring the body even so that they might be able to access under the arm, in
the ribs, using the knees or even the kicks. The Leopard Style was third on the body chart
for sash. The biggest person would probably be more of a dragon stylish. Then a tiger
stylish. The leopard stylish would probably be the next person in line with body type.
This is what typifies the Leopard Style.