According to a flashback in "Father Crime," Oogway took Shifu on as a student after Shifu's father, Shirong, left him sitting at the top of the steps to the Jade Palace. One day, they were ambushed by an enemy army and Oogway was badly injured. Shifu still displayed confusion and doubt, but Oogway reassured him one more time that he must believe, and Shifu committed to trying. Oogway's attitude was usually very humble and passive, and he is seen to be compassionate, as shown when he consoled Po about his disappointing first day of training, and when he saved Monkey's life during a duel. Physical attributes First appearance Which one should we do next? Oogway supported Tigress when she volunteered to deliver Shifu's message, and then suggested that it had been no accident when she brought back an entirely different group of recruits. Despite his physiological limitations, Oogway also possessed unbelievable physical strength for his stature, seeing how he was able to easily lift up Thundering Rhino by the horn and toss him in a gap between the Bridge of Mists. He then tries convincing the street-fighters not to continue using their skills for money but is unsuccessful. Though it is unknown exactly when, Oogway eventually admitted Shifu, who had departed from his family to commit himself entirely to the training and duties of kung fu at the Jade Palace. Peng Shuai: Camera Assistant It’s probably safe to say the great Polish pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin has more groupies in China than anywhere else. Po was shocked by this turn of events, but did not have time to argue before he was whisked into the Jade Palace. Oogway has the ability to converse with others through visions while they are in a dormant state such as meditation, sleep or an unconscious episode. The old turtle had foreseen Fenghuang's fall from grace and had crafted an owl-shaped inescapable cage to imprison her. Highly venerated for his wisdom, knowledge, and experience, Oogway was considered by many to be a sage. Oogway was also extremely skilled in the use of his staff, it being his sole weapon, having used it to defeat Kai and break his spear. Also developed by Oogway, the Dragon Scroll is a scroll containing the ultimate secret to kung fu—"the key to limitless power." When they met, Monkey promised to leave if Oogway could defeat him, but he underestimated the old tortoise. As Oogway had intentioned, the three realized honor was more important than money. Once Oogway had fully developed his system of kung fu, he proceeded to continue helping make his new home a safe haven and a peaceful place to live. Oogway speaking with Po under the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom. Nevertheless, the wise master let fate play out its cards, and sure enough, it was revealed that one of Zeng's feathers became the "key" that helped Tai Lung escape.[16]. She turned dark, desiring to rule the Jade Palace herself and challenged Oogway. A pop song arrangement seemed irreverent! Oogway was meditating in the Spirit Realm when suddenly he was attacked by his former friend Kai, who aimed to steal his chi and escape the realm. Also known as He used the Hero's Chi in order to seal the entrance preventing their return, but one more demon remained at large. Since Oogway had protected the Valley of Peace, the tree, in turn, chose to protect him, using the powers to Heaven and Earth to re-energize the injured master, enabling him to defeat Ke-Pa. Oogway used his Hero's Chi to trap the dragon-like demon in the body of a mortal pig, rendering him powerless so long as the peach tree lived. He may have even considered selecting Tigress as the Dragon Warrior since he appeared to be pointing in her direction during the Dragon Warrior tournament before Po fell in front of her. [12] Once completed, he admitted students under his instruction in learning kung fu, observing and helping them to discover their own styles, which led to a variety of different types of kung fu, as demonstrated by warriors such as the Furious Five. When Po expresses feelings of self-doubt, Oogway encourages him while also assuring him that this is the path he is meant to follow. Defenseless against the monster's onslaught, the tortoise collapsed at the foot of the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom. Oogway after knocking Tai Lung unconscious to defend the Dragon Scroll. Oogway realized he had to stop Kai, and the two former friends engaged in a fierce battle that "shook the Earth". As the founder of kung fu, Oogway was considered by many to be the greatest kung fu master in history. Despite knowing his time would soon come, effectively meaning that seemingly no one could defeat Tai Lung as he was the only Kung Fu master who could defeat the snow leopard, Oogway remained confident until his death that the real Dragon Warrior, Po, despite his appearance, could defeat Tai Lung in his absence and it proved to be true as Po was able to defeat Tai Lung once and for all, sending him to the Spirit Realm with the Wuxi Finger Hold. [10], Oogway discovering the Pool of Sacred Tears. ~1,000 years[1] Liu Yanyun: Marketing Director of Huang Yaguan Great Wall Unlike his student, Shifu, he never showed any signs of anger, impatience, or outrage. Just fill in the fields below, and we’ll get a new account set up for you in no time. Oogway defending the Jade Palace against Scorpion and her army of mind-controlled villagers. Reminded of being humiliated himself in his youth, Monkey was about to leave the village, ashamed and defeated. If you’ve read to the end of this description then you are unofficially inducted into ThePianoGuys Secret Kung Fu Inner Circle. Oogway shared with him his admiration of the young warrior's skills, but also sensed great pain in him, and saw the reason for Monkey's mischievous behavior, as he had been laughed at when his own pants fell in public as a child. Additionally, the Jade Palace was constructed in Oogway's honor, where the Dragon Scroll was placed until Oogway declared the right time for the choosing of the Dragon Warrior. It is known that Oogway made his departure from his home in the Galápagos Islands on a journey of discovery almost a thousand years ago, traveling all around the world and visiting every country until he arrived in China. [17], Oogway placing a swift nerve attack on Tai Lung before he can get the Dragon Scroll. Oogway is later referenced in the episode "Enter the Dragon", in which the Demon King Ke-Pa narrates the story of his defeat at the hands of the old tortoise. One night, after watching their failed attempt to beat each other up in a match, Oogway was unimpressed, commenting "that they will only lose, until they find a battle worth fighting.".  •  The former Furious Five (Shifu, Fenghuang, Elephant, Snow Leopard, and Rooster)[2] •  Junjie[3] •  Chao[3] •  Taotie[4] •  Wushen[5] •  Golden Takin •  Others unmentioned Oogway doesn't stay too long while conversing with a mortal when in a vision, he will mostly elaborate the unrealized mortal's potential or warn them of dangers coming in the form of riddles and then disappear all mystical and Kung-Fu-y. As he meditated next to the pool, he achieved harmony and focus by focusing on the mysteries of the natural world, thereby forming the basis of the self-defense system of kung fu ("excellence of self").[11]. We had been working on an arrangement of his Prelude No. Oogway had understood the simple knowledge that one must only believe in himself to achieve "excellence of self," and therefore, there was no actual written secret. Master(s) It was also Oogway who developed the legend of the Dragon Warrior, whom he said would be the only one worthy to know the secret of the Dragon Scroll. Distraught and humiliated in front of the whole village, the young Monkey surrendered, turning to leave, but Oogway stopped him; rather than making him leave the village as per the challenge, he encouraged him to stay and use his skills for good. However, when it seemed like Oogway was about to select Tigress, a large panda named Po landed right in front of her, after having ridden a chair riddled with fireworks to get in the arena. After Scorpion was defeated, Oogway exiled her from the Valley of Peace.[8]. Oogway also had a playful side, and would sometimes poke fun at others, perhaps as a test of their patience or simply for his own amusement. Steven Sharp Nelson: electric, carbon fiber, acoustic & steel cellos; cello-percussion; Asian percussion You can help by. In their earlier years, Rhino, Ox, and Croc used their kung fu skills and specialties for money by street fighting. However, when the scroll was unveiled, it was discovered the inside was nothing but a reflective sheet. The old master confronted the young troublemaker and directly told him to leave. We had what we call a “chills up” moment as we listened to “Oogway Ascends” from the soundtrack. Please wait at least 10 minutes before attempting another reset. Lost your password? Oogway worked for ten thousand days to perfect this system. Although Kai defeated Oogway, it was shown that Oogway willingly let himself be defeated so that Po could defeat Kai and complete his destiny as the Dragon Warrior, which he outright stated to Kai, leaving it unclear if Oogway could have defeated Kai had he actually wanted to stop him.[17]. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah, U.S.A. After the ancient pandas healed the injuries he had from the previous war, Oogway transitioned from the ambitious and aggressive warlord he was to the wise and noble Kung Fu master beloved and respected by all. It is arguably the most iconic Wonder of the World. Residence The Great Wall is over 8,000 Kilometers (5,000 miles) long. "[13] Eventually Oogway's efforts proved successful and the Valley of Peace was a safe haven for the "soft and weak". Master Oogway, himself, said, “A destiny is not realized until we let go of the illusion of control.” To say we made this happen of our own accord would be to fall victim to this illusion. As we often love to do we wanted to include a classical influence. Series After enslaving the citizens of the Valley of Peace and destroying the Jade Palace, the demon finds that Oogway left the Hero's Chi to Po, who uses the mystic power to defeat Ke-Pa just as the tortoise had once done in ages past. He later went to the tigress as she sat bemoaning her "failure" but again expressed his conviction that she could not be Shifu; she had to be herself. Zhang Mingyu: Deputy General Manager of Huang Yaguan Great Wall Status Through Oogway's teachings, Shifu learned to regain internal balance.[7]. Anticipating that she might follow in the path of the other most powerful members of the Furious Five who had turned to evil, he prepared an Owl-shaped cage to contain her, and unveiled it after she challenged him for mastery of the Jade Palace. Oogway brings Po to the Spirit Realm to inform him that he is to be the mentor of the Panda Guardians. Produced & Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott He spent his life dedicated to preserving the art of kung fu as a force for good and passed on this and many of his other teachings to his students. He was clearly displeased with how Tai Lung became prideful, as a flashback had him observe Tai Lung's training with clear disappointment, and when Shifu presented Tai Lung to Oogway to be nominated the Dragon Warrior, Oogway did not hesitate to reject Tai Lung and remained firm even as Shifu tried to defend Tai Lung. He stated that on the first day they met, Oogway saw the future of kung fu in Po, as well as the past. He also passed on his Yin & Yang Staff to Po, before Po departed the Spirit Realm. Pranking and humiliating whoever came his way, Monkey was considered a nuisance to the people of his village, and Oogway was called on for help in driving the young troublemaker away.