SHAOLIN WAHNAM KUNGFU SETS
VIDEOS AND PICTURES

Shaolin Five-Animal Set

Grandmaster Wong demonstrating the Shaolin Five-Animal Sets



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Kungfu Sets

While a kungfu set is mainly used for demonstration in many other schools, in Shaolin Wahnam it serves many useful purposes, such as:

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Essence of Shaolin

Essence of Shaolin

The Essence of Shaolin is the treasure of Uncle Righteousness. This set comprises the best of Shaolin techniques for combat.

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Kungfu Sets of Shaolin 72 Chin-Na Techniques

Shaolin 72 Chin-Na Techniques

The 72 Combat Sequences of the 73 Chin-Na Techniques are composed into 7 combat sequence sets. The 72 chin-na techniques are composed into a pattern set.

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Eighteen-Lohan Fist

San Zhan

The Eighteen-Lohan Fist was evolved from the Eighteen Lohan Hands.


Little Lohan Fist
Eighteen-Lohan Fist

Dragon-Strength Chi-Circulation Set

Dragon-Strength

Dragon-Strength is Grandmaster Wong's specialty. The set can be very fast and powerful.

Video 2014
Video 1980s

12 Sequences of Tantui

Shaolin Tantui

Tantui, the essence of Northern Shaolin, is famous for leg techniques.

Video
Picture Series

Taming-Tiger Set

Taming-Tiger

Different versions of the Taming-Tiger Set are found in a few kungfu styles, including Lohan and Wudang. The best known is from the Wong Fei Hoong's lineage.

Video 2014
Picture Series 2014
Taming Tiger Combination Set 2014
Videos - Finland 2010
Taming Tiger Combination Set 2010
Video - Australia 1980s

Tiger-Crane Set

Taming-Tiger

The Tiger-Crane Set is a famous Southern Shaolin set incorporating the tiger-claw and the no-shadow kick.

Video - 36-Pattern 2014
Pictures - 36-Pattern 2014
Video - 36-Pattern 2000
Pictures - 36-Pattern 2000
Video - 72-Pattern 2014
Video - 108-Pattern 2014
Pictures - 108-Pattern 2014

Shaolin Iron Wire Set

Taming-Tiger

The Shaolin Wahnam version of the Iron Wire Set is inspired by the orthodox version in Wong Fei Hoong’s lineage, but is different from it .

Video - Sungai Petani 2014
Pictures - Sungai Petani 2014
Pictures - Ireland 2012
Video - Finland 2010

Xingyiquan

five element continuous fist

Xingyiquan is sometimes known as kungfu for generals.

Five-Element Continuous Fist
Five-Element Fist Sparring Set or Five-Flower Cannon
Twelve Animal-Form Continuous Fist
Twelve Animal-Form Sparring Set

Baguazhang

swimming dragon baguazhang set

Baguazhang is famous for its beautiful patterns, agile movement and sophisticated applications.

Baguazhang Circle Walking
Baguazhang Combat Sequences
Swimming Dragon Baguazhang Set 2013
64 Combat Applications of Swimming Dragon 2012
64 Palms of Swimming Dragon - Pictures 2012
Baguazhang Circle Walking - Videos 2012

Wuzuquan

San Zhan

Wuzuquan, or Five-Ancestor Kungfu, is famous for profundity in simplicity.

San Zhan - Videos 2014
San Zhan - Videos 2012
San Zhan - Pictures 2012
Twenty Punches - Videos 2012
Twenty Punches - Pictures 2012
Kicking Leg - Videos 2012
Kicking Leg - Pictures 2012
Wuzuquan Kneading Hands - Videos 2012
Wuzuquan Sparring Set - Videos 2012
Shi Zhan or Practical Fighting Set
Set Practice and Combat Application of Shi Zhan

108-Pattern Yang Style Taijiquan

Yang Style Taijiquan

In our Wahnam Version of the 108-Pattern Set, the main techniques are practiced both sides. Grandmaster Wong also added a few patterns from the fundamental Taijiquan Thirteen Techniques.

Videos 2013
Pictures 2013

24-Pattern Simplified Taijiquan Set

24-Pattern Taijiquan

This is the first Taijiquan Set taught in our school and includes all important patterns in Taijiquan.

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Choy-Li-Fatt Twelve-Fist Set

Choy-Li-Fatt

This Choy-Li-Fatt set is very effective for free sparring with or without gloves, especially against other martial arts.

Videos 2012
Pictures 2012

Wudang Taijiquan

Wudang Taijiquan

Wudang Taijiquan represents the pinnacle of Shaolin Kungfu, integrating form, energy and mind into one unity. Zhang San Feng called his practice "Shaolin Kungfu"; "Wudang Taijiquan" was a later label.

San Feng Wudang Set in Video 2015
San Feng Wudang Set in Pictures 2015
Wudang Taijiquan -- Videos 2012
Wudang Taijiquan -- Pictures 2012

Drunken Eight Immortals

Drunken Eight Immortals

The "Drunken Eight Immortals" is an amazing set. Some patterns may appear out of form. This is because practitioners of "drunken" kungfu often compromise their form to accomplish certain advantages, like dodging and striking simultaneously, deceptive movements, and tricking opponents.

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Pictures

Praying Mantis Eighteen Collection

Praying Mantis

Wang Lang, the founder of Praying Mantis, incorporated the best eighteen kungfu features of the time into this set

Videos
Pictures
Videos
Pictures

50 Sequences of Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw Kungfu represents another important legacy from Northern Shaolin. The 50 sequences look simple but their combat applications are profound.

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Shaolin Flower Set

Shaolin Flower Set

The Shaolin Flower Set is a legendary set reputed to be practiced by the female Shaolin grandmaster, the Venerable Ng Mui, and the Shaolin prodigy, Fong Sai Yoke.

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Pictures

Triple Stretch Set

Triple Stretch Set

It is reputed that this was the set Hoong Hei Khoon and the Venerable Sam Tuck practiced at the Shaolin Temple on Nine Lotus Mountain in south China.

Videos
Pictures
Videos
Pictures

Wing Choon Kungfu

Siu Lin Tou

In Choe Family Wing Choon, the fundamental set, Siu Lin Tau, which means Little Practice Beginning, can be divided into three parts. The first part is also called Siu Lin Tau, the second part is called Cham Keew which means Searching for Bridge, and the third part is called Phew Chee which means Thrusting Fingers.

Siu Lin Tau or Little Practice Beginning
Cham Kiew or Searching for Bridge
Phew Chee or Thrusting Fingers
Choe Family Wing Choon
Wing Choon Chi Sau Sets
Wing Choon Shui Ta

Old Eagle Catches Snake

Old Eagle Catches Snake

When Sifu Rama Roberto proposed the name “Eagle Claw Catches Snake” to replace “Taijiquan Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set”, Grandmaster Wong readily agreed it was an excellent choice. The new name is to honour the Taijiquan Patriarch Zhang San Feng who drew his inspiration to evolve Taijiquan from Shaolin Kungfu after witnessing a fight between a bird and a snake, as well as to remind Taijiquan practitioners that there are many chin-na techniques in Taijiquan.

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Lohan Walks in the Garden of Timelessness

Lohan Walks in the Garden of Timelessness

Lohan Walks in the Garden of Timelessness was composed by Grandmaster Kai Uwe to help course participants remember the patterns taught at the Warrior Project on the Blue Mountain from 15th to 18th March 2009.

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Lohan Tames Tiger Set

Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set

To introduce students to a comprehensive experience of combat application in Shaolin Kungfu, Grandmaster Wong composed 4 combat sequences, which were linked to form a set. However, there were some slight differences in the sequences taught in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. In order for students to remember the sequences easier, Grandmaster Wong has revised the sequences into a standardized version, which was first taught in the United States.

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Shaolin Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set

Shaolin Four-Attack Set

The four abridged Shaolin combat sequences are linked together to form a set, called Shaolin Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set, or “Siu Lam Sei Lou Sei Kheik Khuen” in Chinese (Cantonese). Although this set is short, it incorporates all the typical patterns of attacks and defence in all the four categories of striking, kicking, felling and chin-na. It is incredible but true that students trained in this set many handle all forms of attack.

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Taijiquan Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set

Taijiquan Four-Attack Set

Taijiquan is not a dance; it is a wonderful internal martial art. In our school, combat sequences form a crucial aspect in our sparring methodology. There are 12 Basic Taijiquan Combat Sequences. These 12 are distilled into 8 Distilled Combat Sequences, which in turn are abridged into 4 Abridged Combat Sequencees. The 4 combat sequences are linked together to form a set, called Taijiquan Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set.

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Cross-Roads at Four Gates

Four Gates

"Cross-Road at Four Gates" was the fundamental set practiced at the southern Shaolin Temple in Quanzhou in the 1880s. It was transmitted to us in Shaolin Wahnam by the Venerable Jiang Nan.

Old Video in 1980s
Performed by Grandmaster Wong 2014
Performed by Grandmaster Wong 2008
Performed by Sifu Ronan

Shaolin Pakua Set

Shaolin Pakua Set

This Shaolin Pa Kua Set is from Shaolin Kungfu, and not from Pa Kua Kungfu or Baguazhang, though many salient principles may be similar. This was an important classical kungfu set taught by Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam that Grandmaster Wong cherishes highly. The set is demonstrated here by Sifu Goh Kok Hin, Grandmaster Wong's senior disciple in Malaysia, from a video made more than 20 years ago. Many techniques used in Shaolin Wahnam today are taken from this classical kungfu set.

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Yellow Bee Sucks Pollens

Yellow Bee Sucks Pollens

Many Taiji practitioners today do not realize that Taijiquan is a martial art. But realizing it as a martial art is one thing, being able to practice it as a martial art is another. Many Taiji practitioners would like to be able to use their art for self-defence but have little idea of how to do so. This set, which is composed of eight Taijiquan combat sequences, helps to overcome this problem.

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Single Tiger Emerges from Cave

Single Tiger Emerges from Cave

"Single Tiger Emerges from Cave" was composed by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit from 8 combat sequences, which were condensed from the 16 Shaolin basic combat sequences. This set helps students to overcome two big secrets concerning free sparring, and enabled students at a regional Shaolin Kungfu course in Switzerland in 2006 to use Shaolin patterns in free sparring in just three days!

Two Big Secrets
Free Sparring in Three Days
Combat Application

Lohan Asks the Way

Lohan Asks the Way

“Lohan Asks the Way” is the fundamental set in Shaolin Wahnam where students learn basic hand techniques, body adjustment and footwork. They also learn basic skills like fluidity of movements, breath control and mental focus. In other words, students are introduced to the “six harmonies” right at the start of their kungfu training.

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Picture Series

Black Tiger Steals Heart in Videos

Black Tiger Steals Heart

“Black Tiger Steals Heart” is the first of the basic combat sequence sets. It is composed of the first four basic combat sequences. The first sequence is also called “Black Tiger Steals Heart”, named after the most popular attack pattern called “Black Tiger Steals Heart” too. Hence, “Black Tiger Steals Heart” may refer to a pattern, a sequence or a set.

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Pictures

Fierce Tiger Speeds Through Valley

Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley

This is the second combat application set for Shaolin Kungfu in our school. It extends the range of hand attacks and defence. Wherease the first combat sequence set, "Black Tiger Steals Heart" focuses on the left leg mode, this second combat second set, "Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley", focuses on the right leg mode. The sequences here are very effective for pressing attack.

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Happy Bird Hopes up Branch

Happy Bird

Kicking techniques are very effective in Shaolin Kungfu, but these kicks are purposely inconspicuous. There are some innate weaknesses when applying kicks which a skillful exponent must be aware of and he must also know how to neutralize them if his opponent exploits these weaknesses.

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Pictures

Felling Tree With Roots

Fell Tree with Roots

Many people are not aware that there are more felling techniques in Shaolin Kungfu than in any other martial arts! Throwing an opponent, as in Judo, is only one of numerous categories of felling an opponent to the ground. There are many felling techniques in Shaolin Kungfu whereby the exponent can fell an opponent without having to hold him.

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Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain

Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain

While all the four categories of attacks are used, this set focuses on “chin-na”, or gripping vital points, using tiger-claws.

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Pictures

Learning the Tiger-Crane Set

Tiger and Crane

How long does it take to learn a kungfu set? Usually it takes a few months. But in Shaolin Wahnam, students typically learn a kungfu set within a few days! Yet, not only their forms are correct, but also their movements are fluid, their force reasonable and their breathing regulated. This is possible because they have spent much time in basic training.

Basically to them learning a set is putting together various patterns or sequences in a meaningful order, and remembering the order. But much work begins after a set is learnt, like applying the patterns in effective combat. This video clip shows Sifu Wong teaching Eugene and David the famous Tiger-Crane Set in Toronto in 2003.

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Shaolin Five-Animal

Shaolin Five-Animal Set

The movements and spirit of Shaolin Kungfu are characterized by five “animals”, namely the Dragon, the Snake, the Tiger, the Leopard and the Crane. The Dragon trains “shen” which means the mind, the Snake trains “qi” which means energy, the Tiger trains “gu” which means internal force, the Leopard trains “li” which means strength and speed, and the Crane trains “jing” which means elegance and essence.

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Shaolin Dragon Form Set by Sifu Wong

Shaolin Dragon Form Set

The Dragon is the most majestic of the Shaolin “five animals”, and is noted for the training of “shen” or mind. This set is not spectacular to watch, but is very effective for combat as well as developing qualities like mental freshness and agility that enhance our daily life.

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Shaolin Dragon-Tiger

Shaolin Dragon-Tiger Set

The Dragon and the Tiger are two important forms of Shaolin Kungfu with emphasis on the training of mind and energy respectively. This set is a “pattern-set” (in contrast with a “sequence-set”) as it is made up of individual patterns rather than combat sequences. Exponents need to compose combat sequences from the patterns for effective fighting. In kungfu terminology, pattern-sets are called “mother-sets”, or seed-sets, from which “children-sets” which are sequence-sets are issued.

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Shaolin Monkey Set

Shaolin Monkey Set

The Shaolin Monkey Set has special significance in Shaolin Wahnam because Patriarch Ho Fatt Nam specialized in the Monkey. Grandmaster Wong combined the essence of the Monkey from Patriarch Ho Fatt Nam with another Monkey Set from another Monkey specialist.

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Simplified Wahnam Taijiquan Set

Cloud Hands

This Wahanm Taijiquan set named “Cloud Hands” is a simplified form of the basic set “White Crane Flaps Wings” Yet it is comprehensive, and incorporates all important Taijiquan movements, force training and combat application! You may practice the whole set, or select patterns or sequences from it.

Performed Slowly
Performed with Force and Speed

Flowing Water Floating Clouds

Flowing Water Floating Clouds

“Flowing Water Floating Clouds” focuses on Chen Style Taijiquan. Those who are used to Taijiquan as a slow, gentle exercise, may think that this is a Shaolin Kungfu set. But it is closer to the kind of Taijiquan in the past.

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Pattern Names

Basic Wahnam Taijiquan Set — White Crane Flaps Wings

White Crane Flaps Wings

This is a basic Taijiquan set in Shaolin Wahnam, and has all the movements needed for training fundamental Taijiquan skills and techniques, including practicing stances and footwork, generating energy flow, building energy at the dan tian, developing internal force, exploding force, as well as applying combat techniques for all the four categories of attack and defence.

With Force and Speed
In Slow Motion

White Snake Shoots Venom

White Snake Shoots Venom

This is the first of the combat-application sets, and it trains hand attacks and defences. This set is composed of the following three combat sequences shown in the following video clips: "Immortal Waves Sleeves", "Low Stance Vertical Punch', and "White Snake Shoots Venom". A video clip showing the same set in some speed can be found here.

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Fast
Fast

Green Dragon Shoots Pearl

White Snake Shoots Venom

"Green Dragon Shoots Pearl" is the second of the Wahnam Taijiquan combat application sets. It introduces kicking attacks and defences, and is composed of the following three combat sequences shown in the following video clips: "Green Dragon Shoots Pearl", "White Crane Flaps Wings", and "Striking Tiger Poise". A video clip showing the same set in some speed can be found here. (Please ignore the background music which happened to be playing while the video was taken.)

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Fast

Black Bear Sinks Hips

White Snake Shoots Venom

"Black Bear sinks Hips" is the third combat application set in Wahnam Taijiquan. This set incorporates kicking and felling attacks and their defences. It is formed from the following three combat sequences: "Thrust Kick", "Low Stance Single Whip", and "Black Bear Sinks Hips".

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Fast

Carry Tiger Back to Mountain

White Snake Shoots Venom

“Carry Tiger Back to Mountain” is the fourth of the Wahnam Taijiquan combat application set. Various felling attacks and their counters are introduced in this set.

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Fast

Dragon-Tiger Set

Dragon-Tiger

Of the Shaolin “five animals”, the dragon and the tiger are the most forceful. But the force is not brutal or mechanical. The hallmark of dragon training is “shen” or mind, whereas that of tiger training is “gu” or internal force. This set captures the essentials of what Sifu Wong has learnt from Uncle Righteousness, whose lineage is traced back to the Venerable Chee Seen, the First Patriarch of Southern Shaolin Kungfu.

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