This is another Shaolin based style. It is perhaps the most well known style of the five main styles that originated in Southern China. It is famous for its widely varying arm techniques which are expressed in its animal imitation movements. Among its many animal styles, the Hong Quan methods concentrate on Tiger, Crane, Snake, Leopard and Dragon styles. Hong Quan’s weapon forms include the staff, sabre straight sword and spear and also have many unique weapons such as the halberd, iron forks, fan and umbrella. The bare-hand sets include the famous Subduing Tiger Fist, Iron Wire and Tiger-Crane forms.
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