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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kung fu master warrior wrote:
Why are they separating that from the other styles.


I don't know why they are separated but I know why they should not be!

The Shaolin system originally was only 18 exercises or techniques, that was given to them by Bodhidharma; to promote health and strength; included were some self defence techniques.

When, Zhue Yuen met Li Sou, who introduced him to Bai Yu Feng, all famous martial artists.

The three returned to the Shaolin temple and founded the Five Animal Form.

Bai Yu Feng increasing the 18 movements to 128, then those movements were divided in to the 5 separate animal imitations.

Tiger, Leopard, Crane, Snake, Dragon.

As they all have very distinctive attributes.

Bai Yu Feng believed that everybody must develope these five aspect (strengths) to condition the body.

1) Physical strength.

2) Bone development.

3) Chi development.

4) Libido.

5) Internal spirit.

Also believing that, when all (strengths) combined would result in a superior type of martial artist.

The Shaolin five animal form was created to help develope these five strengths.

Not five different animal forms, but only one form, which includes the five animals.
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