PICTURE SERIES OF TRIPE STRETCH SET
performed in the woods

Triple-Stretch

Grandmaster Wong performs "Single Dragon Emerges from Sea" to develop internal force

In Uncle Righteousness school, the Triple Stretch Set is usually, and colloquially, refered to as "Hundred and Eight". This is because Shaolin sets are often classified into three types according to the length of the set measured in the number of patterns, namely "Thirty Six", "Seventy Two" and "Hundred and Eight".

There are actually more than 108 patterns in the Triple Stretch Set, though it is called "Hundred and Eight". Actually there are about 236 patterns. It is probably the longest set in the repertoire of our school, and one of the most demanding to perform.

The listing of the 108 patterns below is therefore arbituary. Sometimes a series of patterns is counted as only one pattern, and sometimes as the number of patterns the series contains. Sometimes repeated patterns are counted, and sometiems they are not. Many patterns, including some important ones, are not listed.

The set is systematcally arranged. It consists of three section, with the first section on "ta chong" or "developing internal force on stance", the middle section on "lin chip" or "connection", and the last section on "ta sei moon" or "practicing combat sequences four times in four directionsâ". Each section consists of 36 patterns.

The Triple Stretch Set, therefore, represents the apex of set development. It provides training for all important aspects of combat. First it provides a practitioner with internal force, next it provides useful techniques for the practitioner to connect with an opponent or make adjustment if necessary, and then it provides repeated practice in combat sequences for him to defeat his opponent. Not many kungfu sets have such comprehensive considerations.

Regarding Uncle Righteousness' two secrets which enabled him to earn his honorable nick-name, the one on techniques is found in "ta sei moon" and the other on techniques is found in "ta chong". Can you guess what exactly they are? Find out from Grandmaster Wong at the UK Summer Camp Triple Stretch Course.

Section 1 - Ta Chong or Developing Internal Force on Stance

1. Single Planting of Flower (Right) 2. Single Dragon Emerges from Sea (Right)

3. Single Planting of Flower (Left) 4. Single Dragon Emerges from Sea (Left)

5. Big Boss Offers Wine (Right) 6. Single Tiger Claw (Right)

7. Big Boss Offers Wine (Left) 8. Single Tiger Claw (Left)

9. Beauty Looks at Mirror (Right) 10. Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies (Right)

11. Beauty Looks at Mirror (Left) 12. Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies (Left)

13. Double Dragons Embrace Moon 14. Double Dragons Emerge from Sea

15. Bar the Big Boss (Right) 16. Bar the Big Boss (Left)

17. Lohan Plays with Tiger (Right) 18. Lohan Plays with Tiger (Left)

19. Big Boss Offers Wine (Right) 20. Sigle Tiger Claw (Right)

21. Big Boss Offers Wine (left) 22. Sigle Tiger Claw (left)

23. Lazy Man Waves Fan (Right) 24. Lazy Monkey Plucks Fruit (Right)

25. Lazy Man Waves Fan (Left) 26. Lazy Monkey Plucks Fruit (Left)

27. Phoenix Flaps Wings (Right) 28. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (Right)

29. Phoenix Flaps Wings (Left) 30. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (Left)

31. Iron Fan Shuts Door 32.Triple Press Pearl Bridge

33. Green Dragon Rushes at Face (Right) 34. Green Dragon Rushes at Face (Left)

36. Drak Dragon Draws Water (Right) 36. Drak Dragon Draws Water (Left)

Section 2 - Lin Chip or Connection

37. Double Butterflies Flying (1) 38. Double Butterflies Flying (2)

39. Double Butterflies Flying (3) 40. Z-Shape Butterfly Palms (1)

41. Eagle Claws Catch Dragon (1) 42. Angry Leopard Charges at Fire (1)

43. Z-Shape Butterfly Palms (2) 44. Eagle Claws Catch Dragon (2)

45. Angry Leopard Charges at Fire (2) 46. Z-Shape Butterfly Palms (3)

47. Eagle Claws Catch Dragon (3) 48. Angry Leopard Charges at Fire (3)

49. Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground (1) 50. Immortal Points the Way (1)

51. Tame Tiger with Beads (1) 52. Chop the Hua Mountain (1)

53. Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger (1) 54.Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground (2)

55. Immortal Points the Way (2) 56. Tame Tiger with Beads (2)

57. Chop the Hua Mountain (2) 58. Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger (2)

59. Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground (3) 60. Immortal Points the Way (3)

61. Tame Tiger with Beads (3) 62. Chop the Hua Mountain (3)

63. Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger (3) 64. Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground (4)

65. Black Tiger Steals Heart 66. Double Butterflies Flying

67. Reverse Hitting of Purple Bell 68. Skyward Cannon Punch

69. Fell Tree with Roots 70. Sun-Character Arrow Punch

71. Fairy Spreads Flowers 72. White Horse Presents Hoof

Section 3 - Ta Sei Moon or Combat Sequences in Four Directions

71. Comet Chases Moon (1) 74. Comet Chases Moon (2)

75. Comet Chases Moon (3) 76. Comet Chases Moon (4)

77. Bottom Scissor-Hands (1) 78. Top Bull-Horn Punches (1)

79. Bottom Scissor-Hands (2) 80. Top Bull-Horn Punches (2)

81. Bottom Scissor-Hands (3) 82. Top Bull-Horn Punches (3)

83. Bottom Scissor-Hands (4) 84. Top Bull-Horn Punches (4)

85. Phoenix Flaps Wings (1) 86. Reverse Hand Steals Peach (1)

87. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (1) 88. Phoenix Flaps Wings (2)

89. Reverse Hand Steals Peach (2) 90. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (2)

91. Phoenix Flaps Wings (3) 92. Reverse Hand Steals Peach (3)

93. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (3) 94. Phoenix Flaps Wings (4)

95. Reverse Hand Steals Peach (4) 96. Reverse Hanging of Golden Lotus (4)

97. Hide Flower in Moon (1) 98. Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley (1)

99. Hide Flower in Moon (2) 100. Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley (2)

101. Hide Flower in Moon (3) 102. Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley (3)

103. Hide Flower in Moon (4) 104. Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley (4)

105. Return Head Hand Sweep 106. Black Tiger Steals Heart

107. Show Dragon Hide Tiger 108. Tame Tiger Subdue Dragon


Names of Patterns in Chinese

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The names of the patterns, the Chinese (Mandarin) pronunciation and the Chinese characters are provided by Sifu Mark Blohm of Shaolin Wahnam Taiwan. We wish to thank Sifu Mark Blohm for his splendid effort.

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