The Twelve Impossible Moves is the name given to a set of twelve difficult kung fu techniques; it is presumed they are thought "impossible" to do, hence its name. There were originally thought to be just seven impossible moves, but Fenghuang was later revealed to have learned and demonstrated an additional five moves, bringing the total to twelve.
It is believed the Twelve Impossible Moves were created by Master Oogway for defense against the strongest foes, although there is no evidence that specifically states as such.
Out of the twelve total techniques that comprise the Twelve Impossible Moves, seven have been demonstrated: two from the original Seven Impossible Moves, and all five of the new moves.
From the original Seven, only two were mentioned:
- "Spears of fire"
- "Spinny fast thing"
- "The one where you slam the ground"
- "The clappy wings deal"
- "Flying ring of energy"
- Revealed in "Owl Be Back" from Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Ep. 9, Season 1. Written by Doug Langdale & directed by Michael Mullen. Originally aired November 26, 2011.
- Revealed in "A Stitch in Time" from Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Ep. 15, Season 3. Written by Doug Langdale & directed by Aaron Hammersley, Luther McLaurin. Originally aired March 2, 2014.