Animal Styles of Chinese Martial Arts in Kung Fu Panda

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In the Kung Fu Panda Ⅰ, as a kung fu fanatic, Po idolizes the Furious Five- Master Tigress, Master Monkey, Master Mantis Master Crane. In reality, Other than the Po the panda, the Furious Five characters and Tai Lung are created and based on Chinese martial arts styles.

Chinese Kungfu

In the Chinese martial arts, imagery of the Five Animals (literally “Five Forms”)—Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake, and Dragon—appears predominantly in Southern styles. An alternate selection which is also widely used is the crane, the tiger, the monkey, the snake, and the mantis.

In Kung Fu Panda, Tigress uses Tiger Claw Kung Fu System; Crane uses Fujian White Crane Kung Fu; Monkey uses Monkey Kung Fu; Viper uses Snake Kung Fu; Mantis uses Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu; and Tai Lung uses Leopard Kung Fu.

Monkey Style Kung Fu

Chinese Kungfu

Monkey style Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art where the movements imitate monkeys…

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