I will mention the main difference between different colors of tiger kung fu styles and how this is not the matter of just colors, it is about the fighting techniques and powerful stances and movements taken to fight using every tiger coloring style.
First: Fighting Techniques of Black tiger kung fu style:
Also named "Hei hu quan". It is
characterized by its extensive footwork, acrobatic kicks, low, wide stances, and unique fist position (where the thumb is curled in the same manner as the other fingers, rather than wrapped around them). According to the Shaolin Grandmasters, the style is the single most external style in the Shaolin canon; the longer the stylist practices, however, the more she or he comes to rely solely on internal power. In this respect it is similar to Northern Praying Mantis.
also no special costumes of tiger kung fu.
First video is about learning the black tiger kung fu style form:
Note that: Black tiger kung fu is the Shaolin Shandong black tiger fist (Chinese: 黑虎拳, Hei hu quan) and it is a northern Chinese martial art which originated in Shandong Province.
Masters and teachers of shaolin kung fu style:
Grandmaster Shi De Qian The Vice President of Henan Martial Arts Association; Secretary Chief of China Shaolin Quan Research Center; President of China Shaolin Wushu University.
Master Shi Xing Jian (Master Bao) is a 32nd Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk from the original Shaolin Temple in Henan province. He is an outstanding martial artist, a national first level coach and successor of Yi Jin Jing.
Master Shi Yan Can (Master Can) Born and raised in Dengfeng (birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu) Master Can is a 34th gerneration warrior monk of the Shaolin Temple. He has been practicing wushu since 1999.
Master Zhang Chaojie The master of traditional fist and Qi Gong started to learn traditional Chinese Kung Fu from his father at a very young age. He has been doing martial arts for over 20 years. He is a traditional martial artist with high moralities and a friendly personality, who has been teaching traditional kung fu for over 10 years.
Second: Fighting techniques of white tiger kung fu style:
Bok Fu is an external martial arts system incorporating primarily Kenpo and Kung Fu fighting styles. Bok Fu translates to “White Tiger.” The white tiger is a rare and aggressive animal that exemplifies the system's fighting mentality. Upon observing a white tiger in India, the founder of the system, Richard Lee Couvelier, adopted the Chinese translation of Bok-Fu for the name of his style of martial arts ,which had been passed down over many generations, under many names, from Shaolin, by way of Japan.
Bok Fu is an aggressive external martial arts system. It combines the 5 animals of Shaolin – Tiger, Crane, Panther, Snake, and Dragon – with Kenpo Karate and Shotokan. The training progresses from hard Japanese Shotokan movements, to hard/soft Japanese Kenpo style movements, to fluid soft style Kung Fu movements - each with the mentality of the Tiger.
Sample of deadly strikes of tiger kung fu:
But the question will be; is the tiger kung fu still valid to be applied in the real fighting combats??
I think It will be always found in the real fighting situations as a very aggressive fighting style, this video show you how to applay some tiger techniques.
Also you can learn from shaolin tiger kung fu how to apply and utilize fighting techniques in real situations to defend yourself.
If you want to learn tiger kung fu online you can download some tiger style books available in the internet but beware of dangerous skills on your body, before learning to fight with tiger fighting techniques you need first to train your fingers and make them strong enough to fight with them, also train your arms to attain aggressive implementation of tiger skills.
Learn tiger kung fu in USA tiger schools:
many schools of kung fu around united states offers programs and classes to teach tiger fighting kung fu style, here is;
The list of top 10 tiger kung fu clubs in united states:
- White Tiger Kung Fu
6904 Miramar Rd #206, San Diego, CA
(858) 695-1640 · whitetigerworld.com
"An amazing school with awesome instructors!! I couldn't imagine training anywhere else!! White Tiger Kung Fu has taught me what I consider to be a ..." -
- Ten Tigers Kung Fu Academy
725 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Sta, NY
(631) 351-1556 · ten-tigers.com
"Rik Kellerman's TEN TIGERS KUNG-FU ACADEMY is one of the only schools outside of Chinatown to teach authentic traditional Kung-Fu. Emphasis is on ..." - ten-tigers.com
- Tiger Crane Kung Fu
1733 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA
(805) 341-4696 · tigercrane.net
tai chi · hung gar · art training
"The way he teaches you he walks you on all the concepts until you master every movement. I highly recommend Tiger Crane Kung Fu Simi Valley for anyone ..." -
- King Tiger Martial Arts
3300 Holland Rd #1110, Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 468-8889 · kingtigermartialarts.com
develop confidence · little ninjas · tai chi · self defense
"One of the best martial arts schools in Virginia Beach, Virginia, King Tiger Martial Arts teaches Hapkido and Taekwondo to kids and adults, ..." - kingtigermartialarts.com
- King Tiger Martial Arts
565 Cedar Rd #11, Chesapeake, VA
Cedar Lakes Shopping Center
(757) 410-4999 · chesapeakevamartialarts.com
tai chi classes · leadership skills · self esteem · fitness level · jiu jitsu
"King Tiger Martial Arts, located in Chesapeake, VA, has been teaching martial arts, self defense, and fitness classes since 1993. Our holistic approach ..." - chesapeakevamartialarts.com
- Red Tiger Taekwon-Do
1912 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 969-9962 · red-tiger.com
"Teaches in the Philadelphia area. Contains school information.Official Website of Red Tiger Taekwon-Do, an ITF certified TKD school located in Philadelphia, ..." - red-tiger.com
- Tiger's Den Martial Arts & Fitness
915 Oakgrove Dr, Houston, TX
(281) 480-2222 · tigersdenmartialarts.com
summer camp · kick boxing · shotokan · ju jitsu
"Offering Workshops like Bully Prevention for school-age children and Kid Safety Seminars is a must for all families. We will teach your child how to avoid ..." - tigersdenmartialarts.com
- Tiger Cho's Taekwondo Center
525 N Telephone Rd, Moore, OK
(405) 799-0555 · tigerchos.com
"I cannot even begin to list the owner/instructor, "Tiger Cho's" credentials and accomplishments! No doubt there is no one more experienced or qualified ..." -
- Royal Tiger Academy
5440 Atlantic Springs Rd #101, Raleigh, NC
(919) 917-4563 · royaltigeracademy.com
triangle area · mixed martial arts school · summer camps · martial arts training
"I feel very blessed this school here ! Both my daughter and son were bullied at school a lot ! Now, that I found ROYAL Tiger Academy, my kids are more ..." -
- Authentic White Tiger Kung Fu
2800 Village Pkwy #710, Highland Village, TX
(972) 510-9723 · whitetigerworld.com
"It is dedicated to teaching authentic White Tiger Kung Fu in its original form, to producing highly skilled martial artists and to certifying only the most ..." - whitetigerworld.com.