CLOUD HANDS GRASP SPARROW

Cloud Hands Grasp Sparrow

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit performing a pattern called Jade Girl Threads Shuttle



"Cloud Hands Grasp Sparrow" is the same set as the 24-Pattern Simplified Taijiquan Set. Although it is called a simplified set, as it was simplified from the 108-Pattern Yang Style Taijiquan Set, it contains all important techniques in Taijiquan. However, may practitioners of this 24-Pattern Simplified Taijiquan Set may not have internal force and may not be able to apply the techniques for combat.

Developing internal force and applying the techniques for combat are two essential pillars of good kungfu training we cherish in our school. Grandmaster Wong also added two patterns to this set, namely "Shoulder Strike" and "Elbow Strike" so that this set contains all the 13 fundamental techniques of Taijiquan.


Sequence 1

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1 Starting Pattern 2 Lifting Water (1)

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3 Lifting Water (2) 4 Flying Diagonally (1)

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5 Flying Diagonally (2) 6 Flying Diagonally (3)

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7 White Crane Flaps Wings 8 Green Dragon Shoots Pearl (1)

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9 Green Dragon Shoots Pearl (2) 10 Green Dragon Shoots Pearl (3)

Sequence 2

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11 P{laying the Lute 12 Repulse Monkey (1)

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13 Repulse Monkey (2) 14 Repulse Monkey (3)

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15 Repulse Monkey (4) 16 Immortal Waves Sleeves

Sequence 3

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17 Double Dragons Play with Water 18 Push Boat According to Current

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19 Black Bear Sinks Hips 20 Open Window to Look at Moon

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21 Immortal Waves Sleeves 22 Double Dragons Play with Water

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23 Push Boat According to Current 24 Black Bear Sinks Hips

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25 Push Window to Look at Moon 26 Single Whip

Sequence 4

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27 Cloud Hands (1) 28 Cloud Hands (2)

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29 Cloud Hands (3) 30 Cloud Hands (4)

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31 Single Whip 32 White Snake Shoots Venom

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33 Cross Hands Thrust Kick 34 Double Bees Suck Pollens

Sequence 5

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35 Cross Hands Thrust Kick 36 Low Stance Single Whip

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37 Golden Cockerel Stands Solitarily 38 Low Stance Single Whip

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39 Golden Cockerel Stands Solitarily 40 Jade Girl Threads Shuttle (1)

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41 Jade Girl Threads Shuttle (2) 42 Needle at Sea Bottom

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43 Shoulder Strike 44 Elbow Strike

Sequence 6

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45 Dodge, Thrust Palm 46 Hanging Fist

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47 Bar and Strike 48 Thrust Punch

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49 Like Barring Like Closing 50 Cross Hands

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51 Chi to Dan Tian 52 Chi Flow


Pattern Names in Chinese Characters
By Courtesy of Sifu Mark Blohm

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