I don't think that it is neccesarily easier for a certain body type to study a certain style. There are techniques that are better suited for different body types, but that is in all styles. I just don't buy into the thought of differing styles for differing body types. Kung Fu in about adapting to your environment. You adapt to what works. This may sound picky, but I think it is very true, you can do any of the styles, you just adapt to them.Originally posted by CloudChaser
for anyone familiar with the shaolin 5 animals (dragon, tiger, leopard, crane, snake) what body type would be best suited for each animal form?
for instance, someone tall and lanky would most likely have it easier studying the crane style, right?
i think it'd be extraordinary for someone to master all 5 animal styles equally well...
There are those who have mastered the differing animal styles, they are very dangerous people Personally however, I think mastering one of them is a life-long goal and worth the effort.