posted on Sep, 27 2003 @ 08:04 AM
I know that the White Crane style was developed by a guy who watched a white crane fighting with a snake. Whit Crane also appears in some karate
forms. I think Rohai has definite White Crane influence.
This is a bit off topic, but anybody remember Bravestarr? He used to have all these animal forms he could tap for super powers. All I really know
about the American Indian stuff is that the spirits were used primarily for guidance, intuition, healing, stuff like that. As for animalised objects,
I have no idea. You can bind an animal spirit's energies into an object but not the spirit itself. The animal parts shamans, chiefs and
others were help bestow their particular energy waveform onto the wearer. I'll have to check on that, though.
Any other martial artists here?