From the snake, we learn the importance of wisdom, experience and tradition, with minimalist actions used in a perfect, intense manner. The snake maximizes its fighting power through deceptive, agile, and fast movements utilizing extreme chi energy.
The Snake represents Shaolin respect. That means using your manners, and being kind and polite when you talk to parents, teachers, and others around you. I treat property that is not my own in the same manner that I treat something special to me.
The leopard teaches us to use strategy, planning and foresight and to be thoughtful about confronting a problem or attacker. Pound for pound the leopard is the strongest animal, and its quickness and accuracy is key to its success.
The Leopard represents Shaolin honesty. Always tell the truth and always take responsibility for your actions.