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Though many different styles of Kung Fu exist, there are twelve specifically noted types that prove significant to the Kung Fu Panda universe. Notably, most styles are only practiced by actual members of that species, and in some cases, it would be difficult for a different animal to perform it appropriately.
Although twelve styles are listed here, it must be pointed out that others likely exist and may be introduced in the future. Many animals in Kung Fu Panda world use various fighting styles. Many, however, are more pugilistic in nature and lack the discipline necessary in true Kung Fu.
"Tortoise Style was developed by the great Master Oogway. It is the most internal of all styles, relying more on inner chi power than on body movements. Tortoise Style has smooth, slow, flowing movements perfect in their balance (reminiscent of Tai Chi). Those who choose to master this style must find great inner peace before beginning down this path."
"Viper Style is fluid and deadly. Vipers move only slightly to avoid attacks, which miss by inches. They wrap around their opponent's arms and legs and strike with deadly speed and accuracy at weak spots on the opponent's body. Students of Viper Style are very difficult to hit. The Viper Style technique is led by Master Viper."
"Tiger Style is fierce and aggressive, with powerful strikes and fast attack combos. There is no waiting, and little defense in this style. Opponents of the Tiger Style are often intimidated and overwhelmed. Tigers are also fluid, flexible and graceful. They are direct and have a strong sense of justice. Master Tigress is the leader of Tiger Style in the Valley of Peace."
Red Panda StyleEdit
"Red Panda Style is quick and efficient. Students learn how to read an opponent's body language to know what they intend to do. Every strike targets chi-power at nerve points on the body with forceful precision. A powerful Red Panda move is the Wuxi Finger Hold, which releases explosive chi-power with just the tiniest of movements."
"Crane Technique is considered by many to be the most beautiful of styles. It uses sweeping circular motions with the arms, tall stances with high whirling kicks, and counter attacks with the crane fist. Crane Style relies on balance and it is almost entirely defensive. Practitioners of Crane Style are especially skilled with the fan weapon and double knives."
"Rabbit Style fighters hop around and appear to be scared. Masters of Rabbit style are sneaky fighters. Some legendary ninja have been masters of this style. Rabbit Style fighters use their powerful legs to do leaping kick-attacks. They are good at tripping opponents. Other fighters often find themselves on the ground before they even realize it."
"Monkey Style is quick, tricky and unpredictable. It focuses on surprise and on fooling the opponent with false attacks and acting. It is energetic and very acrobatic; using flips, spins, and jumps in its fighting. Students of Monkey Style are particularly skilled with the staff. Master Monkey is the current leader of Monkey Style."
"Leopard Style is not direct like Tiger Style, yet it is just as fierce. Leopards stalk their prey with patience, waiting until just the right moment. Leopard Style fighters hang back, blocking, dodging, and testing with false attacks. As soon as Leopard fighters see an opening, they leap in with great ferocity to deal rapid, deadly blows."
"Mantis Style has super low stances, and it uses the lightning fast strikes of the Praying Mantis. It is especially good for fighting larger opponents. Students of the Mantis Style use hooked mantis-claws to trap kicks and punches. Instead of attacking head on, and to redirect the force of the opponent."
"Panda Style is the newest of all the twelve Kung Fu styles. It was invented by Master Po himself. Students of the Panda Style rarely attack first. They make their opponents tired with a strong 'Belly' defense, then they attack with surprise moves that appear to almost to be an accident. Masters of Panda Style joke and tease their opponents while they fight."
"Eagle Style is an ancient and secret technique. There have been very few Eagle Style students or masters. Eagle Style uses powerful double punches, the eagle piercing screech, and attack the neck of opponents. Eagle masters are said by some to briefly transform into fearsome giant eagles when attacking."
"The Dragon is the most noble, and most powerful of all legendary creatures. To master the Dragon Style one must first master all eleven of the other animal styles. Dragon style takes the best parts from each of the other styles and combines them into one. Dragons are said to see the truth clearly, and bring peace."