The Beginner Syllabus focuses on the foundation of the Wing Chun system, and is split into three 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: 5th September – 16th December, Rotation 1
Grading will be: Tuesday 28th November – Saturday 9th December
The first four sections of the 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.
- Self Defence
The Self Defence 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 1: Grabs. Click here for details.
All students need to know what ‘Kung Fu’, ‘Wing Chun Chuan’ and ‘Siu Nim Tao‘ mean. By Student Grade 4 you will also need to know and understand the Self Defence Strategy
– The Theory component of the Beginner syllabus is grade specific, and so is outside of the termly rotation system. Check out the YKF: Theory course for more 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 Youth Kung Fu Beginner syllabus on the Youth Kung Fu: Beginner Syllabus Overview, as well as a downloadable PDF version.
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