Hung Kuen Shaolin Kung Fu is famous for its “five animals boxing”. The five animal movements are the basis for all the techniques you will learn here.
The five animals are the Dragon, Tiger, Leopard, Snake, and Crane.
As part of the curriculum, we also teach more advanced traditional Shaolin forms, including:
Dragon represents a combination of external and internal strength, using both “hard” physical strength and “soft” strength through Chi. Flowing, circular movements resolve themselves into firm strikes, often using the Dragon Claw.
Tiger is an external style, focused on attack and physical strength. Movements are hard, direct, and aggressive, making use of the Tiger Claw. Tiger training helps to build bone strength and physical power.
Also an external style. Although not focused on power as much as the Tiger, the Leopard’s strength is speed, using rapid whip-like motions and confident footwork. Leopard training develops speed, strength, balance, and stamina.