Favorite animal style

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  1. Kung Fu Wang

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    Besides the "rhino" style that you can use it to attack your opponent's through his "front door", I also like the "octopus" style that you can use it to attack your opponent through his "side doors".

    If you

    - punch me, I'll wrap your arm.
    - kick me, I'll wrap your leg.
    - do nothing, I'll wrap your body.


     
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    Ditto ... I started in 1981 with Japanese & Korean MA. I moved to CMA in the late 90's (99 I think, maybe 98) & ended up with Choy Li Fut in '03. It's got a base in the 5 major animals, but also uses 5 minor animals as well. In '12 I stared with my current Sifu in Lama Pai (White Crane's older sibling) and echo everything that FC has said.
     
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    What is the five animals in CLF like?
     
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    DaleDugas My door is always open.

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    I like rabid ape style.
     
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    Rabid ape is good!!
     
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    They're built in to the long arm techniques. It's mostly overtly tiger. Oral histories (legends) say that Chan Heung's uncle, Chan Yuen Woo, who taught him first was a lower classmate of Hung Hei Goon. So with that in mind, anything from Hung Hei Hoon would be a mid armed strong tiger based technique from Fujian, sorta like a primordial Hung Kuen. The other 4 big animals (crane, dragon, leopard, snake) are all there & obvious as what they are (Crane - Chuen Kiu / Fei Ngo Leung Yik, Snake - Biu Ji / Jin Ji Sot Sao, Leopard -- Pao Ying Sao for punching / Lin Waan Chaap Choi, Dragon -- Lung Ying Jow / Noi Gung) as examples.

    But the animals are a compliment, rather than a focus, in CLF. There are pure animal sets (5 Animal, 10 Animal, individual animal sets) but still the bulk of CLF looks to hand techniques for use & animals for complimentary techniques and theories, along with "their own" techniques blended to fit the CLF framework.
     
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    I always found snake fascinating--though what I know of it is mostly from a Wing Chun instructor who emphasized the snake techniques within it.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I like Bear style



    :D

    Actually there is a Bear form in Xingyiquan, but I have not learned it123
     

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