The curriculum includes the Siu Lim Tao Form, emphasis on conditioning using correct musculature for proper Wing Chun training, lecture on Wing Chun principles and concepts such as centerline, relaxation, economy, facing, fighting zones etc., paired drilling in which students are introduced to 11 Methods of Defense and 6 Methods of Attack. By the end of this level of training, students will have developed excellent simultaneous attack and defense skills using these methods. Dan Chi Sau & Footwork are also introduced. An introduction to Qi Gong is practiced.
26 Classes. 6 Months to 1 1/2 Years
The second phase, Siu Lim Tao level, builds carefully on this three month foundation and is comprised of 26 specific classes that are meant to develop your skill and knowledge quickly and effectively in San Sik (Footwork and Handwork), Anti-Grappling, Ground Work, the Inside Line, Kick Defense, Sensitivity, & Power Training using Wing Chun’s principles and concepts at their highest efficiency. This will take a student anywhere from six months to a year and a half to complete. All classes must be attended and students will be tested in proficiency for all 26 of the classes. A student must also pass a written test to progress to the Chum Kiu level.
60 Classes. 2 to 4 1/2 Years
The third phase, Chum Kiu level, builds on all previous material. While Siu Lim Tao focuses on the practitioner in relation to his/her opponent (body structure, coordination, positioning etc.), Chum Kiu focuses on controlling or destroying the structure of the opponent. The curriculum emphasizes safely bridging (point of no contact to contact), Controlling and Trapping, and Attacking through Chin Na, Kicks, and more advanced Striking. All classes must be attended and students will be formally tested in three levels for the total 60 classes. A student must also pass a written test to progress to the Chum Kiu level.
Less Structured – 1 Year.
The fourth phase is Biu Gee. Biu Gee is much more circular in its approach in teaching. There is heavy emphasis on free-thinking. This phase of training is taught only to the most revered students, as these are the ones who are willing to do the work to earn it. We encourage all of our students to stay focused and disciplined enough to make it this far. We hope you become one of the ones who sees the system through to its completion. Biu Gee will take a minimum of a year of training.
WCWCO Chief Instructor
WCWC-LB LEAD INSTRUCTOR