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FRAGRANT FOX — A NOVELETTE ON SHAOLIN KUNGFU PART 1

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/general/fragrant-fox/fragrant-fox01.html)

This novelette, still unpublished, was written about 40 years ago by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit in the 1980s. Those attending the Valentine Kungfu Courses 2018 on the Shaolin Pakua Set will find the novelette particularly interesting as there are accounts of combat sequences from the Pakua Set.

PERSIAN SCARLET

Chinese wine

Chinese wine



As Yang Shao Ming entered the reception chamber, Commissioner Chin was already waiting. The room was spacious and luxurious, with expensive paintings on walls and precious porcelains vases on artistically carved selves. Everything about the room was delicate and exquisite, just like the Commissioner himself.

The Commissioner, in his early thirties, was comfortably seated at a table, laid over with a fine, red silk table-cloth, and on the table were delicious food and excellent wine. Yang Shao Ming could easily tell the superb quality of the wine by its gentle, fragrant aroma.

Commissioner Chin was alone. Even his bodyguards and the pretty maidens who habitually surrounded and pampered him were conspicuously absent.

“My dear Yang,” the Commissioner said as his young friend entered, “fine food and wine wait on our appetite.”

“I suppose you’re going to ask favours from me again.” Yang smiled but was straight to the point without any pretensions, as he eyed the delicious food and excellent wine on the table. “They say the best way to a person’s favour is through his stomach!”

“Let’s enjoy this Persian Scarlet,” Chin replied as he poured a cupful of the best quality wine for his friend. “You can’t buy such wine with any amount of money. The King of Persia sent three barrels to our Emperor as tribute, and His Majesty is so graceful and generous to give me one.”

“And you’re so graceful and generous to let me share it.”

“What is a barrel of wine compared with the company of good friends. I must say that even if I had achieved nothing in this short life, I would leave this world without any regrets because I have you as a good friend.”

That was quite true. Any one of Yang’s friends would agree that was true. Yang Shao Ming was only in his late twenties, but he was so skillful in martial arts that many people considered him one of the best kungfu exponents the famous Shaolin Monastery had ever produced. But, of course, it was not merely because of his Shaolin kungfu that his friends adored him.

“You certainly have achieved a lot in life, my dear Commissioner, and you certainly understand the pleasures of life.”

“Unfortunately I am not drinking for my own pleasure this very moment!” The Commissioner frowned. And he said this so naturally and spontaneously that his friend was not sure whether he was joking.

But Yang Shao Ming retorted in jest, “Ha, ha! As if you’re drinking for my pleasure then!”

“Three cupfuls to drown my worries,” Chin sighed as he gobbled down his first cupful of scarlet wine.

Yang almost burst out laughing.

“You should know my worries, my two pertinent worries,” Chin said with half closed eyes.

Yang could not laugh now. He wanted to know the two pertinent worries, yet he dared not ask. He knew too well that as soon as he foolishly opened his mouth, Chin would talk him into doing favours again. He had done enough favours for the Commissioner in solving crimes, and this time Yang was determined not to be used again. He sat back, like his friend, half closing his eyes, and tried to enjoy the succulent Persian wine.

Wine, Songs and Women: these were the pleasures of men – at least of most men. But now Yang did not find the wine pleasurable. Two pertinent worries? Yang thought.

LINKS

Fragrant Fox — Overview

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FIERCE TIGER SPEEDS THROUGH VALLEY

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/kungfu-sets/fierce-tiger.html)

“Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley” is the second combat application set of Shaolin Kungfu in our school. It comprises of basic Combat Sequences 5 to 8, and helps to extend the repertoire of kungfu techniques of Shaolin Kungfu students.

5. Fierce Tiger Speeds Through Valley

6. Dark Dragon Draws Water

7. Chop the Hua Mountain

8. Horizontally Sweep A Thousand Armies

 

锰虎过笭拳 Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

LOHAN ASKS THE WAY 2009

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/kungfu-sets/lohan-ask-way.html)

“Lohan Asks the Way” is the first Shaolin basic kungfu set learnt in our school. It comprises of four hand strikes and their defences.

羅漢問路拳 Lohan Asks the Way from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Please click on the picture above to view the video here, or click on the caption to view the video at Vimeo.

BLACK TIGER STEALS HEART

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/kungfu-sets/black-tiger/video01.html)

This is the first combat-application set of Shaolin Kungfu in Shaolin Wahnam, and is composed of the following four combat sequences:

  1. Black Tiger Steals Heart

  2. Poisonous Snake Shoots Venom

  3. Precious Duck Swims through Lotus

  4. Hand a Golden Star at a Corner


Please click on the picture or the caption below to view the video

Black Tiger Steals Heart from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

SHAOLIN WAHNAM KUNGFU SETS

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/general-2/kungfu-sets.html)

Shaolin Kung Fu

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit demonstrating a pattern from Dragon-Strength



The classification of the kungfu sets has been revised for easy reference.

Fundamental sets are those practiced by all students of Shaolin Kungfu or Wahnam Taijiquan. They are sets in the Shaolin Kungfu and Wahnam Taijiquan core syllabuses.

Selective sets are those chosen by students in both the Shaolin Kungfu group and the Wahnam Taijiquan group in regional or special courses.

Others are sets in Grandmaster Wong’s repertoire which may or may not be taught in our school in future

Fundamental

Flower Set Shaolin Kungfu

  1. Lohan Asks the Way

  2. Black Tiger Steals Heart

  3. Fierce Tiger Speeds through Valley

  4. Happy Bird Hops up Branch

  5. Fell Tree with Roots

  6. Cross-Roads at Four Gates

  7. Flowing Water Staff

  8. Plum flower Sabre

Taijiquan

  1. White Crane Flaps Wings

  2. White Snake Shoots Venom

  3. Green Dragon Shoots Pearl

  4. Black Bear Sinks Hips

  5. Carry Tiger Back to Mountain

  6. Flowing Water Floating Clouds

  7. Wudang Sword

  8. Taiji Sabre

Selective

Wudang Taijiquan Unarmed

  1. Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain

  2. Single Tiger Emerges from Cave

  3. Lohan Tames Tiger

  4. Tiger-Crane

  5. Dragon-Tiger

  6. Five Animals

  7. Monkey Set

  8. Dragon Form

  9. Shaolin Pakua

  10. Shaolin Seven Two Chin-Na

  11. Flower Set

  12. Triple Stretch

  13. Cloud Hands

  14. Yellow Bee Sucks Pollens

  15. Old Eagle Catches Snake

  16. Cloud Hands Grasp Sparrow

  17. 108-Pattern Yang Style Taijiquan

  18. Wudang Taijiquan

  19. Twelve Sequences of Tantui

  20. Fifty Sequences of Eagle Claw

  21. Twelve Fists of Choy-Li-Fatt

  22. Siu Lin Tou

  23. Cham Kiew

  24. Phee Chee

  25. Eighteen Collection of Praying Mantis

  26. Taming the Tiger

  27. Iron Wire

  28. Drunken Eight Immortals

  29. San Zhan

  30. Er Shi Quan (Twenty Punches)

  31. Ti Jiao (Kicking Leg)

  32. Wudang Taijiquan

  33. Baguazhang Circle Walking

  34. Baguazhang Swimming Dragon

  35. Xingyiquan Five-Elemental Continuous Fist

  36. Xingyiquan Twelve-Form Continuous

  37. Shi Zhan of Wuzuquan

Guan Dao Weapons

  1. Butterfly Knives

  2. Thirteen-Technique Spear

  3. Taming Tiger Trident

  4. Crescent Moon Guan Dao

  5. Crescent Moon Spear

  6. Traveling Dragon Sword

  7. Taiji Staff

Others

Seven-Stars Unarmed

  1. Praying Mantis Crushing Fist

  2. Eighteen-Lohan Set

  3. Seven-Star

  4. Cotton Palm

  5. Dragon Strength

  6. Essence of Shaolin

Weapons

  1. Six-and-Half-Point Staff

  2. Fifth Brother Octagon Staff

  3. Chin Wah Staff

  4. 108-Point Staff

  5. Crescent Moon Spade

  6. Three-Sectional Soft Whip

  7. Golden-Legume Hammer

  8. Battle Axe

  9. Snake-Headed Lance

  10. Double Rods

  11. Double Sabres

  12. Through-Cloud Umbrella

  13. Happy Wanderer’s Fan

  14. Kungfu Bench

  15. Double Daggers

LINKS

History and Philosophy of Kungfu Sets
Videos and Pictures of Kungfu Sets