Chien practices the lessons and learns to avoid being hurt by the school's bumbling teachers. When the school is invaded by the Mantis school, to everyone's amazement Chien easily defeats their master using the snake style. One of the passing wanderers who witnesses the fight is the high master of the Eagle Clan, Sheng Kuan, who recognizes the style at once and decides to tail Chien.
Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the snake fist fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with the master of the eagle's claw style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.
Even more bizarre are shots where the cat is leaping into the air to avoid the snake or, in one shot, leaping with the snake wrapped around him. It would appear that the cat is being jerked into the air with thread or string, as it is bouncing up and down in a completely unnatural way. It appears, too, as if the snake is being jerked back by the tail off screen as the cat swipes at it.
Chien Fu, an orphan adopted by a kung-fu school, is overworked as their janitor and abused by the kung fu teachers as a walking punching bag. Chien befriends an old beggar by offering him a meal and a place to stay. Unknown to Chien, the old beggar is actually the last surviving master of the Snake-style of kung fu. The old man is on the run from the Eagle Claw clan, which is viciously killing off all of the rival Snake-style kung fu masters. Seeing that Chien is being abused, the old man teaches Chien the footwork of snake style which enables one to avoid an opponent's attacks.(Source: Wikipedia) Edit Translation 781b155fdc