Shaolin Tiger Kung Fu, No2 Claw

Direct to the Point, A Quick Finish


The material on this page may look simple and easy but it is not! There is a lot of skill required to learn and practice these skills. We strongly recommend that you do not attempt these unless you are part of the Shaolin Academy Cyber Program or under the guidance of a Kung Fu master!

2 - Tigers Tearing/Gripping Claw ←

The 2nd Tiger Claw

Initially, the execution of the Claw is the same. You hit with the base of the palm but this time aiming at the Pectoral Muscles (each of the four large paired muscles that cover the front of the rib cage and serve to draw the fore limbs toward the chest) to have them bunch into your hand, before you clamp your fingers around the packet and then you Tare back, using your other hand for leverage in a Push-pull system.

The pectoral muscles are usually considered to be very strong and protective muscles that can take a lot of punishment before they become a liability. But this is the nature of Tiger Style, it attacks the Strengths of the opponent not their weaknesses. It is about total domination, not because of change, look or circumstance but because of Ability, Power and Attitude. You will really want to training your Finger Strength to be able to have any sort of effect with this technique. But that is really what it is about, not hurting people but developing your body. That is the Shaolin Way.

Improving Claw Strength

The same for of impact exercise as with the first Claw. The standard Iron Palm, 100 Strikes-a-day exercise for 1000 days. At the same time you use Play Doe, Putty, Plasteline or what ever other names it has. It is one of the best ways to develop your finger strength. Traditionally, practitioners developed their left hand finger strength and kept the full function of their right hand. But now we do not need to develop our fingers to such a degree that we permanently damage our hand; so, develop both your hand-finger strengths equally.