Favorite animal style

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I'm just curious, whats your favorite animal style and why? I'm taking Kajukenbo and we use some tiger and crane techniques.
 

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Are you asking about "Animal Styles" in CMA, meaning complete systems such as tiger, crane, dragon, monkey? Or are you asking about an animal technique within a style such as bear within Xingyiquan, or snake form in Bagua or white crane posture in Taijiquan?
 

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My father trained in 5 animal styles, and I always deeply enjoyed the smoothness of dragon, although I don't practice 5 animal style myself.
 
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Are you asking about "Animal Styles" in CMA, meaning complete systems such as tiger, crane, dragon, monkey? Or are you asking about an animal technique within a style such as bear within Xingyiquan, or snake form in Bagua or white crane posture in Taijiquan?
I'm asking as in Tiger, Monkey, Dragon etc.
 

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I think I'd be good at Grizzly Bear style.

There is a Grizzly Bear style, right?
 

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Well, given that the availability of instruction in animal styles is not all that common, I think it is unlikely that most people would have the opportunity to train more than one of them. It's not like most cities just have all the animal Kung fu schools all lined up in a row so you can go in and sample them. So that one that might be available would probably be the favorite.
 
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Well, given that the availability of instruction in animal styles is not all that common, I think it is unlikely that most people would have the opportunity to train more than one of them. It's not like most cities just have all the animal Kung fu schools all lined up in a row so you can go in and sample them. So that one that might be available would probably be the favorite.
I would say that's with several school. Some arts just not in every city. I know Jeet Kune do and Sambo schools aren't everywhere, but there schools out there. I'm asking for the ones the have raking a class or seen the style on tv or YouTube.
 

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I would say that's with several school. Some arts just not in every city. I know Jeet Kune do and Sambo schools aren't everywhere, but there schools out there. I'm asking for the ones the have raking a class or seen the style on tv or YouTube.
Well, I would not give any weight to opinions based on having taken a class or two or having seen it on YouTube. Someone needs to really understand it on some genuine level in order for the opinion to mean anything.
 

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Well, I would not give any weight to opinions based on having taken a class or two or having seen it on YouTube. Someone needs to really understand it on some genuine level in order for the opinion to mean anything.

This.
 
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Well, I would not give any weight to opinions based on having taken a class or two or having seen it on YouTube. Someone needs to really understand it on some genuine level in order for the opinion to mean anything.
I'm just asking for opinions. I'm not going to do anything based of what people say
 

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I'm just asking for opinions. I'm not going to do anything based of what people say
I understand that, but I suggest you also need to understand that if someone does not have some quality of real understanding of something, his opinion on that topic will have no value.
 

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You do realize that the original name of the Tibetan method that became the three related methods of Lama, White Crane, and Hop Gar, was called Lion's Roar?

Could they destroy demons and tear the clothes off of their adversaries with their voice? :D

No I did not, thanks for letting me know.... but then that is southern stuff, they speak funny in the south and no one can understand them, just ask clfsean :D
 

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Perhaps a better way to approach this would be to say, anyone here who has experience with an animal system, pleas share your thoughts on it. What do you like or dislike, what system is it, etc.

That could lead to some good info.

I'll start.

I train Tibetan White Crane, have done so since about...1998 or so, tho I have been training in the martial arts since about 1984. The system makes a lot of sense to me, there is a heavy focus on body mechanics that work, learning a full-body engagement method for powerful techniques that can be used in just about everything that you do. I find that to be more of a "principle focus" rather than "technique focus", but with the caveate that our techniques embody these principles and act as a vehicle to train and understand the principles.

That might be a bit confusing if you haven't experienced it before.

At any rate, once I began to really understand the method, I stopped doing the other systems that I had been training, to focus on this system exclusively. That is how strongly I feel about it.
 

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Could they destroy demons and tear the clothes off of their adversaries with their voice? :D

No I did not, thanks for letting me know.... but then that is southern stuff, they speak funny in the south and no one can understand them, just ask clfsean :D

Jealous???
 

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