The Tiger boxing was used to build the elements of strength and bones. Because the tiger does not need to defend himself he is the most feared and ultimate predator. Being purely reactive in his attacks the Tiger demonstrates power, courage and tremendous external strength. The Tiger is known also for his claws (zhua) which is used in grappling, pulls, tears and even holding. The Tiger also uses a closed fist which is representations of the Tiger’s head in striking (lao hu tai tou) as well as the open palm claw strike. The training in Tiger boxing should be focused not only on form but on power structure and building strength in every area of the body. Balanced breathing should be regulated and managed for increasing energy. Strong legs and root development is mandatory for balance and deliver of power. The forearms, elbows and shins are also special drills (strength developing) that are designed especially for the Tiger structures and forms to improve the character and transitional applications of the Tiger techniques. Not only is the Tiger training useful in combat training but also has its health benefits. The strengthening of the bones and muscles in addition to the impact that it has on breathing and development of the sinews, back, legs, neck and total body structures both externally and internally are helpful.

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