Hmm I remember Jane Hollander mentions both leopard and bear in her article... "Other lesser-known animals, commonly thought of in martial circles, including the bear and leopard, are also seen in Kuk Sool. A bear is actually a defensive animal. It fights standing upright and uses extreme bulk, body balance and strength to power its large paws. Some Kuk Sool palm techniques, requiring a strong stance, are taken from the bear's fighting strategy. Leopards are strictly attack animals using extreme speed. The leopard´s fighting tactic is that it doesn´t care or worry about retaliation. The animal´s speed is so great that it neutralizes the speed and power of the opponent. That is exactly the theory that brings the leopard into Kuk Sool Won. There are no special hand techniques characterizing the leopard, just blinding speed and forward thrusting power."