Grading Levels

The Graduation System of WingChun

Basic Level

1st Student Level

2 Months training. White Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

2nd Student Level

2 Months training. Light Green Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

3rd Student Level

2 Months training. Dark Green Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

4th Student Level

3 Months training. Light Blue Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

Middle Level

5th Student Level

3 Months training. Dark Blue Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

6th Student Level

3 Months training. Yellow Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

7th Student Level

3 Months training. Orange Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

8th Student Level

3 Months training. Light Red Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. White T-Shirt with black Logo

To achieve the coveted black shirt, which set the more advanced and experienced students of WingChun apart, there are special requirements to guarantee the high quality standard of the IAW. Therefore, to test in the upper level is only allowed to those who regularly, at least 2 times a week, attend WingChun instruction. This consistent participation (for the past 2 years) must be confirmed by the responsible instructor before any examination. Furthermore, before any subsequent test, a screening by the training instructor must be passed. The preliminary examination (Pre-Test) evaluates both the current program and all programs of previous levels.

Checklist before the 9 Student Level Test and higher graduations.

1. Attend classes regularly for the past 2 years including Special Class (to be confirmed in your Pre-Test).

2. Learn and practice the Combat Programs (training is offered quarterly).

3. Pre-Test with your training instructor (at least 4 weeks before the Test).

4. Acquire weapon combat abilities:

- For advanced students, Escrima completes your skills and is a part of WingChun study.

- For an Upper Level (9th-11th SL) test, you should first attend some Escrima classes.

- For a Pre-Primary Level test, you should first reach the 1st Escrima Level.

- For a 2nd Technician Grade test, you should first reach the 2nd Escrima Level. (Grading System Escrima)

Upper Level

9th Student Level

6 Months training. Dark Red Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. Black T-Shirt with White Logo

10th Student Level

3 Months training. Purple Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. Black T-Shirt with White Logo

11th Student Level

3 Months training. Silver Plum Blossom. Black trousers/white Logo. Black T-Shirt with White Logo

Pre-Primary Level

6 Months training. Gold Plum Blossom. Black Suit without stripes, trousers with golden Logo or T-Shirt (black) with white Logo

Technician Stage

1st Technician Grade about 18 Months Suit without stripes and a small golden Blossom (left sleeve) or T-Shirt (black) with red Logo

2nd Technician Grade about 2 Years Suit with narrow red stripes and two small golden Blossom (left sleeve) or T-Shirt (black) with red Logo

3rd Technician Grade about 3 Years Suit with narrow red stripes and three small golden Blossom (left sleeve) or T-Shirt (black) with red Logo

4th Technician Grade about 3 Years Suit with narrow red stripes and four small golden Blossom (left sleeve) or T-Shirt (black) with red Logo

Master Stage

5th Masterdegree Suit with broad red stripes and five small golden Blossom (left sleeve) or T-Shirt (red) with black Logo Master of WingChun Suit with broad red stripes and red characters or T-Shirt (red) with black characters

Grandmaster Stage

Grandmaster Suit with broad yellow stripes and golden characters or T-Shirt (yellow) with black characters