by Scott Jensen
Black & White Bleed on White paper
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts
Kung Fu Animal Power uses 18 different Animals to teach classic virtues, build strong athletic bodies with good posture and body mechanics, and learn self defense. The Monkey Fu Book (or Lucky Fun Book) is an activity book for students in the Kung Fu Animal Power program who are learning the Monkey. In the Monkey Fu book, you will learn all about the lessons of the Monkey that you will study in class including:
Monkey Virtue: Be Clever – Solve The Problem!
Use your cleverness to solve problems. Learn how to come up with different ideas, and
figure out which solution is the best.
Monkey Body Mechanic Lesson: Quick Turns
Old Saying in Martial Arts: “Turn Like a Monkey”
Because Monkeys can stand on two legs, they can pivot quickly in place. Animals with four legs cannot do this. Instead, four legged animals must make a u-turn, or small circle, to turn around. This gives monkeys, and humans, a huge advantage against charging animals.
Monkey Drills: “Monkey Turns”
The Monkey teaches dynamic leaping skills. The Monkey Turns are ways to quickly turn to face someone attacking you from the side, or rear, and defend yourself at the same time. These are great self defense skills that can help you survive a
Monkey Moves: Leaping Monkey Attack
Monkeys are very dangerous and strong. The Monkey fighting moves are a set of 4 exercises. A powerful pull down, a strong palm strike, and a special quick turn, and a huge leaping attack with combined palm and knee strikes. These four
exercises are combined into one exciting
sequence that loops back and forth.
This Fu Book has photos of all the Monkey Moves and Drills.
Learn about the Monkey King and his special powers!
You’ll also find:
Fun Facts About Real Monkeys
Drawings to Color
Learn how to write “Monkey” in Chinese
Learn how to write “Clever” in Chinese
Stories and Chinese Idioms