Black Tiger is a northern Chinese martial art
which originated in Shandong Province.
Its characterised by its extensive footwork
(similar to Shaolin Southern Eagle), 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' text 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.