The five inter-related animals which represent the Hung-Gar System of Kung-Fu are the Dragon, Tiger, Leopard, Crane & Snake.
Below are some of the benefits derived from each animal:
The movements of the Tiger will strengthen your bones and help to develop your natural strength.
The movements of the Leopard concentrate on the development of strength, speed and agility.
The graceful movements of the Crane will develop your balance and flexibility, and harmonize your hands and your feet. Tranquility and awareness are some of the virtues of the crane.
The movements of the Snake will develop your speed and accuracy. The Snake’s energy flows through its body, which remains supple. The snake appears to be soft yet strong, flexible yet firm -until the moment it strikes.
The movements of the Dragon will cultivate your spirit and develop your internal energy.