CROSS-ROADS AT FOUR GATES

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Black Tiger Steaks Heart



This was a fundamental set practiced at the southern Shaolin Temple at Quanzhou in South China. The set was brought out of the Shaolin Temple by the Venerable Jiang Nan when the Qing Army razed the temple to the ground.

“Cross Roads at Four Gates” is called “Sap Tze Seai Moon Khuen” in Chinese (Cantonese). It looks simple in its demonstration but profound in its application.

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1. Dragon and Tiger Appear 2. Double Stars to Ground
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3. Big Bird Flags Wings 4. Thrice Stretching Pearls
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5. Amitabha Palm 6. Hide Flower in Sleeves
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7. Precious Duck Swims through Lotus 8. Poisonous Snake Emerges from Pit
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9. Fierce Tiger Across Valley 10. Bar the Big Boss
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11. Guan Ping Carries Insignia 12. Precious Duck Swims through Lotus
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13. Single Tiger Claw 14. Crow Flaps Wings
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15. Mirror Hand 16. Hand Sweep
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17. Black Tiger Steals Heart 18. Hide Flower in Sleeves
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19. Fierce Tiger Across Valley 20. Poisonous Emerges from Pit
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21. Black Tiger Steals Heart 22. Single Whip Saves Emperor
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23. Hide Flower in Sleeves 24. Fierce Tiger Across Valley
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25. Poisonous Snake Emerges from Pit 26. Black Tiger Steals Heart
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27. Sharp Knives Trim Bamboo 28. Lohan Strikes Bell
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29. Catch Tiger in Mountain 30. Catch Tiger in Mountain
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31. Crouching Cannon to Sky 32. Organ-Seeking Kick
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33. Black Tiger Steals Heart 34. White Crane Flaps Wings
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35. Dragon and Tiger Appear 36. Two Tiger at Ready

LINKS

Four Gates in the Shaolin Murals
Review of Four Gates Course at UK Summer Camp 2008
Cross-Roads at Four Gates — Old Video
Solo Practice and Combat Application of Four Gates — Old Videos

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