RANK ADVANCEMENT AT TRADITIONAL SHAOLIN CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
All of the categories below are not based upon one day’s performance. This will be viewed daily and taken as an average.
Stances – Stances should be performed to the best of the student’s ability unless otherwise noted.
Power – Power is generated when proper technique has been executed.
Flexibility – Flexibility is needed to perform the Shaolin material.
Material Known – This includes knowing proper technique, application, and theory.
Sparring – Abilities are judged according to precision, control, power, technique, and use of forms.
Class Experience – This is a judgment according to how often the student is in the classroom.
Overall Performance – Instructor’s discretion will be used to make an assessment.
Attitude – The student should carry a positive attitude towards learning, exercising, and bettering themselves in all areas.
Criteria in order: 1) The above criteria met. 2) Pre-Test of material. 3) Test on material and application. Sashes and certificates will be awarded at this time.
*All fees must be paid in order to be eligible for testing. This includes, but is not limited to class fees and testing fees. Test Fees are as follows: $30 Sash Rank, $75 Black Sash, $100 Each Rank in Black.
17 Forms + 1 Seminar = 18 Forms (+ 2 Training Sets) to Black Sash
|White Sash||螳螂拳修养||Táng Láng Quán Xiū Yǎng||Praying Mantis Fist Training|
|Seven Hands & Stance Form|
|1st Yellow||四门倒连||Sì Mén Dǎo Lián||Four Doors Collapse Continuously|
|飞虎出洞||Fēi Hǔ Chū Dòng||Flying Tiger Comes Out of Cave|
|2nd Yellow||太鹏伸翅||Tài Péng Shēn Chì||Roc Stretches Its Wings|
|燕子落天刀||Yàn Zi Luò Tiān Dāo||Swallow Descends from Heaven Knife|
|1st Orange||虎拳: 三仗基拳||Hǔ Quán: Sān Zhàng Quán||Tiger Fist: 3 Battles Fist|
|2nd Orange||白鹤展翅||Bái Hè Zhǎn Chì||White Crane Unfolds Its Wings|
|1st Blue||罗汉拳||Lúo Hàn Quán||Lo Han Fist|
|2nd Blue||北方乞丐棒||Běi Fāng Qǐ Gài Bàng||Stick of the Northern Beggar|
|1st Green||白鹤转翅||Bái Hè Zhuàn Chì||White Crane Circles Its Wings|
|白鹤转脚||Bái Hè Zhuàn Jiǎo||White Crane Circles the Kick (Leg)|
|2nd Green||铁叉拳||Tiě Chā Quán||Iron Prong Fist (Sai)|
|三合拳||Sān Hé Quán||3 Harmonies Fist|
|1st Purple||少林鸟落天||Shào Lín Niǎo Luò Tiān||Shaolin Bird Falls from Heaven|
|2nd Purple||海龙杖||Hǎi Lóng Zhàng||Sea Dragon Cane|
|1st Brown||金鋼伏虎拳||Jīn Gāng Fú Hǔ Quán||Vajra Subdues the Tiger|
|2nd Brown||接拳||Jiē Quán||Connecting Fist|
Broadsword will be taught from 1st Green to Black Sash The other material is optional and will be taught as time permits.
|To Black||少林 夜战八方刀||Shào Lín Yè Zhàn Bā Fāng Dāo||Shaolin Night Battle 8 Directions Broadsword|
|Optional||初级棍术||Chū Jí Gùn Shù||First Level Staff Techniques|
|Optional||一步对打||Yī Bù Dòu Dǎ||One Step Pair Fight|
|Optional||一步法术||Yī Bù Fǎ Shù||One Step Method Techniques|
|Optional||十八打罗汉对打||Shí Bā Dǎ Lúo Hàn Duì Dǎ||18 Strikes of the Lo Han Pair Fighting|
|Optional||擒拿||Qín Ná||Capture and Seize|
|Optional||双节棍法||Shuāng Jié Gùn Fǎ||Double Section Staff Techniques (Nunchaku)|