What if they made a style of kung fu based on the movments of a chicken? WTF would happen? Or maybe a hamster? It is strange to me that kung fu styles are based on mimicing the movements of animals. Just a thought I have been dieing to let out. Hows that for random?

Its a legend that they did this, I don't know if its totally true. I think more than anything its a metaphor for the "effective philosophy" behind the movements. But, thats from my time spent studying a few styles of Gung-Fu...I still enjoy the hand movements of the Mantis, the wrist/finger strikes are particularly enjoyable.
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