Hun Gar animals: Crane
In the form of Crane there are a lot of kicks by the upper level and in the jump. High kicks are very energy-intensive, so the main quality of this animal is endurance. All movements must be executed with a wide amplitude. Strikes are done with the outer and inner edges of the palm, with the fingers, with crane's "wing", only single punches can be done with the fist. Strikes are circular, like the flapping of wings – cutting and ripping, open and straight.
There are no hard blocks in Crane form. Unlike, the Snake form, where the blocks are done going around, Crane blocks are diverting and have a wide amplitude. The blocks are done in the same places as strikes - palms, palm edges, and wrists. As for the kicks, as mentioned at the beginning, there are a lot of them. You have to be light and fly like a crane. Sweeping kicks inside and outside, circular kicks, reversed circular kicks, side kicks, straight kicks by heel and by the ball of the foot. All of these kicks are done at different levels, and most of then are done while jumping. There are no knee kicks. Standing on one leg is presented in the form, which trains balance and stability. Crane style is an attack and counter-attack with the legs.
Author: Golden Dragon school