The Beginner Syllabus focuses on the foundation of the Wing Chun system, and is split into four components organised into a rotation system of three terms. All Beginner students train the same material together, but are expected to perform it at a grade-appropriate level by the end of the term.
– Student Grades: 1-4
– T-shirt Colour: White
The current term is: September-December 2023, Rotation 2
Grading will be: Monday 4th-Saturday 9th December
The first Wing Chun form, Siu Nim Tao, is divided over the 4 Beginner grades and is a foundational training method that instils crucial principles, techniques, and muscle memory into practitioners.
– The Form component of the Beginner syllabus is grade specific, and so is outside of the termly rotation system. Check out the Siu Nim Tao course for more details.
The Contact component focuses on developing sensitivity, reflexes, and adaptability through a variety of tactile drills and self defence exercises; what happens once contact is made.
– This term we are focusing on: Rotation 2: Contact Punch Defences. Click here for details.
3. Broken Range
The Broken Range component focuses on starting out of contact and dealing with different confrontations, kicks and punches (being both reactive and proactive).
– This term we are focusing on: Rotation 2: Kicks. Click here for details.
All students need to know what ‘Kung Fu’, ‘Wing Chun Chuan’ and ‘Siu Nim Tao‘ mean. On top of these there are specific concepts, principles and strategies specific to each rotation.
– This term we are focusing on: Rotation 2: Explaining the Centrelines and the Fighting Ranges. Click here for details.
Grade 4 is a Revision Grade where you will demonstrate all the material from the previous three grades to a higher standard. Grade 4 also includes a Pressure Test which takes different aspects from the syllabus and combines them with pad work in an exercise aimed at putting you and your Wing Chun under pressure.
You can find full details of the Beginner syllabus on the Beginner Syllabus Overview, as well as a downloadable PDF version.
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‘Little Idea Form’
The theory part of the syllabus is designed to help you learn the concepts and ideas that underpin our Wing…
The Beginner Contact rotations focus on tactile / contact exercises. Defending a variety of grabs and punches should help you…
The Broken Range part of the Beginner Syllabus is where the we train visual / distance based exercises. The three…
The final part of a Revision Grade is the Pressure Test, which is a combination of padwork, Chi Sau, and…