CURRICULUM & GRADING SYSTEM

The traditional way of teaching Kung Fu does not have any grading system or curriculum. You’d be asked to stand for hours and practise a particular stance, posture or movement, and it would sometimes take years before the Master would teach the next step. Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin also followed this method when teaching the Head Teachers of Mindful Wing Chun. This method of teaching can be very effective if the student has the patience, dedication and time to practise the same thing diligently for hours every day.

However, we believe that because of Hong Kong’s busy lifestyle, very few people have the time for this style of teaching, which is why we’ve come up with a revised curriculum and grading system. Which means the curriculum has been designed to systematically teach the philosophy and the self-defence and internal aspects of Master Chu’s Wing Chun System. And therefore the grading system means that you must attain a certain level of understanding and ability in a given level before moving onto the next. It also provides guidelines about what will be taught later and the timeline in which you can advance within the Wing Chun System.

Mindful Wing Chun (MWC) Grading system

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 1

Minimum training required: 3 months – 30 lessons

Teachings: Siu Nim Tau Form – Single “Sticking Hands” (Chi Sau) – Basic Striking – Basic Self-Defence Techniques

Grade 2

Minimum training required: 5 months – 50 lessons

Teachings: Double “Sticking Hands” (Chi Sau) – Intermediate Techniques – Light Sparring

Grade 3

Minimum training required: 4 months – 40 lessons

Teachings: Chi Sau Sparring – Advanced Techniques – Advanced Sparring

Grade 4

Minimum training required: 1.5 years – 150 lessons

Teachings: Chum Kiu Form – Wooden Dummy Form – Application of the Chum Kiu Form in Self-Defence

Grade 5

Minimum training required: 1.5 years – 150 lessons

Teachings: Biu Jee Form – an increased focus on the internal aspects of the Siu Nim Tao and Chum Kiu Forms – Wooden Dummy applications

Grade 6

Minimum training required: 1 year – 100 lessons

Teachings: Long Pole Form

Grade 7

Minimum training required: 2 years – 200 lessons

Teachings: Butterfly Knives Form – Low Horse Stance Exercise (Pole Form Preparation Exercise)

Grade 8

Minimum training required: System Completion

Teachings: By this grade you’ll have the all the tools and knowledge you need to continue evolving in Wing Chun!

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