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Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu 5 Ways of Moving and Stepping

Graceful and Determined motion are the sign of Strength and Bearing


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!

Sijo Robert Z explains the Shaolin Academy Martial Art Foundation System of Stepping and how the 5 Stepping methods are used.

Attention Cyber and Kwoon Students; the Elbows can be linked to each of the Shaolin Academy Temple Kung Fu levels, but unless stated in the Curriculum Cards, this linkage is a recommendation/suggestion not a requirement (for Grading)! Suggested levels to train the Stepping Methods at;

Stepping Overview

Temple Kung Fu, the Foundation Levels
Gray Sash White Sash Yellow Sash Orange Sash Green Sash
Snake Stepping
Being able to move in a less predictable Zig-zagging style
Short & Long Stepping
The Safe way of advancing and retreating
Cross Stepping
Straight Line, Long Fist stepping
Unicorn Stepping
They way of wind and water
Advanced Movement
Changing height, angle and inflection

Stepping Methods