We have 11 student grades the 12th is Pre technician or Pre-primary, these are followed by subsequent Technician levels up to the 5th Technician.
Student level 0-4 White T shirt black logo
Student level 5-9 Grey T shirt black logo
Student level 10-11 Black T shirt white logo
Pre Primary Black T shirt white logo red PPL arm badge
1st Technician Black T shirt with Red embroidered logo 1 Gold arm badge. Red striped trouser with yellow logo
2nd Technician Black T shirt Red embroidered logo, 2 Gold arm badges. Red striped trouser with yellow logo
3rd Technician Black T shirt Red embroidered logo, 3 Gold arm badges. Red striped trouser with yellow logo
4th Technician Black T shirt Red embroidered logo, 4 Gold arm badges. Red striped trouser with yellow logo
5th Technician Red T shirt shirt Black embroidered logo. Red striped trouser with yellow logo
Head Instructors Red Polo shirt Black embroidered logo. Red striped trouser with yellow logo.
Expected training time periods for grading
For student levels 1-11 there is a minimum training time of 4 months between tests. Note: In some cases student levels 1 and 2 can be taken within a four month period.
For PPL it is a minimum time of 8 months with at least 60 hours class training time brining to us a high standard.
For 1st Technician a minimum of 1 year on and of course, when fully prepared. Further technician levels, you will be informed by head instructors when appropriate.
For a student to progress above 6th student level it is required for Siu Nim Tau (Little idea form) to be signed off on in the licence membership book.
For a student to progress above 11th Student level it is required for Chum Kiu (Bridge seeking form) to be signed off in the licence membership book.
Test Duration Times
Student levels 0-4 testing is over two hours
Student levels 5-11 testing is over three hours
Pre-primary and Technician testing is over a minimum six hour period
There are some organisations that test students every 2-3 months but at Wing Chun UK we have a lot of important and necessary substance to our syllabus and programs. We expect a good standard when testing therefore our time scales are far more realistic. We have in the end students that attain a real standard on testing through their perseverance and commitment.
We are often thanked by students after their testing as they have a real sense of achievement for the effort that they have put in. With our clear and very carefully structured syllabus every single student knows exactly where they are positioned and what their next personal goal is.
It is our endeavour that students learning with Wing Chun UK are trained to the highest standards both in application and in understanding and then each can personally attain their very best potential.
We understandably cannot accept grade levels attained from other wing chun styles as most wing chun/wingtsun/WingChun use different training methods depending on their lineage. But, if you have previous experience that can aid the pace of your progress.