Man (MONGOOSE): The mongoose, a highly prized animal for its ability to fight and kill snakes.
When attacking, the mongoose will tear at the body of the snake with his claws so that it cannot coil and strike. He seizes the base of the neck in order attack the head of the snake, crushing the skull.
With his lightening fast rolling/falling movements and dancing footwork known as “si zhi wu”, the mongoose is evasion. He passes through the centerline of the attacker, using a unique arsenal of weapons including lop shu, jang shu, snap-rake kicks and leg wraps.
The mongoose system teaches us to regain our balance when falling and is a significant achievement in the training a complete martial artist.