The Leopard is an animal that is ferocious, with quick, leaping movement toward its enemy, while it stands its ground with a stubborn defense, and counter attacks with unusual angles, it is known for its tremendous speed and cunning in battle. Unlike the Tiger that doesn't mind frontal attacks, the Leopard System specialist prefers to attack only when the odds are in his favor, preferring to lunge in with attacks, and then get clear before the retaliation. It uses an in-out attack strategy, incorporating quick body movement and using that momentum to add power, while it uses its forearms, elbows & knees to strike. Its techniques are some of the most unique in the system, with curling strikes at unorthodox angles that double and triple in a cyclical trajectory and are constantly covered by a shadow strike.
Leopard is the king of ferocity, using an arsenal that includes grappling and ground-fighting and exploiting all types of terrain. His footwork is the fastest in the world. He is a kicking specialist and kicks as often, and usually faster, as he punches. He can fight on a 6-inch wide board, 6 feet off the ground. (Leopards specialists would take challenges and duels in old China this way). He can fight in water, muddy fields, ice or snow. He can rebound from walls (practically running up them) to add power to his body. He is usually small or light, medium in size and build.
The Leopard punishes the opponent with multiple strikes that are devastating. In old China, after fighting a Leopard, a typical loser in combat would be missing an eye, fingers, elbow and shoulder would be broken, a leg torn or maimed, a mutilated chest and face from claw marks, with multiple concussions.
Leopards don't go for power; they believe that it is better to hit 8 or 10 times to a variety of vital points, than rely on a single powerful blow that may not connect. They will even snivel, cry, beg for mercy and do anything to get the assailant to come in to push him around or try to manhandle him for purposes of degradation, rape or robbery, and then will use a triple-strike, killing the opponent in such a graphic way that the gang's other assailants will never get the image out of their minds.
The Leopard is known for its speed and quick footwork. Rapid multiple strikes with coordinated footwork are utilized in leopard training. Although not as powerful as the Tiger, the Leopard combines speed and agile footwork to overcome its opponents. The Leopard uses a combination of short and quick powerful strikes to confuse and defeat its opponent. Kicks are short and normally directed towards the opponents groin or abdomen.
This animal system has great defensive techniques. The Leopard angles slightly enough to deflect an opponent's blow and strikes at the available opening. The Leopard’s footwork training is designed to allow the practitioner to develop great balance and quick reaction time. The Leopard attacks by stealth and stalking often ambushing its prey by leaping from the bough of a tree. Although not as powerful as the tiger style, leopard system is also a "hard style" that is relatively more deceptive. Leopard fighting emphasizes speed, directness and rhythm the leopard form is performed, it is characterized by quick bursting movements that employ a fast flurry of (inward) circular striking combinations.
The Leopard is very acrobatic, and the most skilled in fakes and feints of all the animal systems . His Leopard Paw strike can cut through a brick like butter. A good Leopard can cut through two bricks with a single Leopard Paw strike. He is expert at ambushing opponents that are in a group chasing him, one at a time, without them being aware of what is going on and is a specialist against the groin, liver, and kidneys. He can deliver terrible damage to the groin by striking nerves and arteries (ganglionic plexus) not even near the groin. His attacks’ often involves a high-speed "explosion" of charging, leaping and body ramming. He will get a person to ground in order to rise and stand over him for a quick kill. He can leap in the air through a special Art and then grab onto the head or neck, so the somersault or tumble will break the attacker's head, neck, and back, killing him. He would attack armored knights crossing a river and fall with them into the river and drown them. His arm, leg, and wrist locks often involve a jump that breaks the limb by the body-weight of a gravity-assisted fall.
He can get through any defense by concentrating his ripping strikes in an incredible barrage. You therefore could never fight him passively because you'd get on a downhill road of ground-losing blocks that ended when you reached the head of the stairs, or crashed into a wall or fell to the ground, where you could retreat no more.
He meditates to develop a mental attitude to completely explode into ferocious, almost uncontrolled, violent attacks when he is close enough. This "rage-growl" allows him to develop super-human power while at the same time it looks like he has crossed the borderline of sanity. He uses this same rage to absorb hurtful blows and just get more insanely furious.
The Leopard practitioner trains for muscle strength. More precise than the tiger. Relies on great muscular strength. The Leopard employs many crushing techniques and a lot of internal strikes with the hands. It gets in close to do it's damage.
The Leopard fighter punishes the attacker with many multiple blows that are devastating. In old China, fighting a Leopard, a typical loser in a combat would be missing an eye, fingers, elbow and shoulder would be broken, a leg torn or maimed, a mutilated chest and face from claw and paw marks, and multiple concussions.
Leopard System originates as a southern style Chinese martial art that has northern style elements within it. It looks like a cross between Tiger and Eagle because of its powerful strikes and quick penetrating finger attacks called the "Leopard Paw". This hand strike is the main offensive technique, used to attack soft parts of the body, as well as vital pressure points (Dim Mak) of the human anatomy.
A fighter that uses Leopard System does not block or use any defensive technique; instead, he/she attacks relentlessly without concern about getting hurt. Thus, masters of this art are expert in close-quarters combat and are known to inflict serious damage in seconds. Leopard System draws its power from lose, relaxed, whip-like movements of the hands, which are generated by superb speed and balance, combined with flexible waist and hip-based movements.