Gou Quan is Dog Kung
Fu.This is a southern style of Chinese boxing that specializes in takedowns
and ground fighting. This martial art also teaches Iron Shirt and Iron Palm
fighting methods as well as specialized leaping techniques.
It is mainly practiced in Fujian Province
and was historically often practiced by women who were victims of foot
binding, for whom any form of standing physical exertion was difficult.
Its creation is traditionally credited to a Buddhist nun who developed the
style to defend herself from bandits on her travels.