My kids wouldn’t go to bed so I told them to do some exercises. They said what kind? I said make some up. My son made up several and promptly gave them animal names – Snake Sheds Its Skin On a Tree, Eagle Stretches Out Its Wings, Turtle Sticks Its Head Out, and Praying Mantis Walks On Branch. These moves had nothing to do with martial arts, but it sure was funny how they sound like weird kungfu move names. That must be it. Kids invented all the names, or, at least, the kid inside these monks invented them.

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