Discussion in 'Chinese Martial Arts - General' started by Nitedragon89, Aug 22, 2008.
I have never heard of Toad Style except on Kung Fu Hustle.
You can find it in an old Hong Kong Kungfu movie called the Five Deadly Venoms too.
My guess, it was never a real Traditional CMA style and it is an invention that either popped up for performance Wushu or popped up for performance Wushu based on a movie.
Look at just about any CMA style and you will see animal forms and complete styles dedicated to those animals. However in most cases they tend to be repeats of the same animal name. Multiple styles have crane, bear, dragon, eagle, etc. I have not seen a CMA style with any posture called toad or frog. This does not mean that there is not one, there are a lot of CMA styles that I have not seen.
But if toad style ever were a real style and I highly doubt that it was, look at it this way; it is not longer in existence which generally means in the CMA world that it was not all that effective.
You asked the all important question before I could again! %-}
ROFL you totally beat me to that one. I was about to say uh oh, here is another "crab Kung Fu " thread. Lol , getting styles from video games and what not I actually laughed out loud at your post. Too funny !!
Yea dude no need to get personal was just wondering already from my assumptions, I could already tell there wasn't a style proabably was just wondering if anyone actually ever heard about it.
Are you sure?
first time to hear the style is in reading a kung fu novel called 射雕英雄传, written by famous Wu Xia writter JIN YONG.
but in real world, i have never heard any one training this.
hard to imagine how to use this in real fight!
I believe stevenbjj already alluded to this, but I imagine a well trained Toad stylist could give someone a SERIOUS tongue lashing
Sorry I could no longer resist, I just HAD to say it :uhyeah:
I think I heard where the last practitioner of this style croaked.
It does exist and I made this account just to prove it, It's name is Qīngwā quán (Frog Fist) and currently has only 8 practitioners and will probably be gone within the next 50 years. ANY VIDEO YOU SEE OF IT IS FAKE! People love to say they know it then they just dance like a frog. THE REAL VIDEO is performed only once by one of the 8 practitioners: Xie Huai Cheng. And I have the link right here: . The forms you see in movies are of course imitations.
I prefer the beast from Kung Fu Hustle
Can you share some more information? What are the characteristics? Are they not teaching it anymore, and deliberately letting the style die out, or just having trouble recruiting new students for some reason?
Toad style appears to be more Modern Wushu than traditional Wushu
Crab Kungfu actually exists...
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