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Sifu Andrew Barnett sparring with his son, Bjoern. Sifu Andrew attacks with “White Snake Shoots Venom” and Bjoern responds with “Golden Drangon Plays with Water”

The following list provided by Sifu Andrew Barnett is reproduced from the thread Fundamental Patterns in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum on 29th January 2005.

Fundamental Patterns

This list is designed to act as a reminder for students of Shaolin Kung Fu from Shaolin Wahnam. It shows the names (in English and romanised Cantonese) of the fundamental patterns learned in the first 6 levels of our syllabus.

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Sifu Andrew Barnett uses “False Leg Hand Sweep” to counter Bjoern's “Precious Duck Swims Through Lotus”

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Sifu Andrew Barnett employs the pattern “Single Whip Saves the Emperor” to counter Bjoern's “White Horse Persents Hoof”

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Sifu Andrew Barnett demonstrating a stance-training pattern called “Unicorn Embraces Moon”

Force Training

Shaolin Kung Fu One Finger Shoot Zen

Pattern names are not regid; sometimes there may be variations. "Double Dragons Emerge from Sea", for example, may be performed using double fists or double dragon-forms. The pattern may also be performed in other stances.

Shaolin Kung Fu One Finger Shoot Zen

“One Finger Shooting Zen” — a treasure of Shaolin Wahnam

Leg-Stretching

Andrew Barnett
Shaolin Wahnam Switzerland
http://www.shaolin-wahnam.ch

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