Class uniform: Black
trousers with two red stripes down both legs and Red teeshirts with the
club symbol on the back with a belt according to grade. A Chen Wu Kuan
club badge and a BCCMA badge, which sign of having a licence and
insurance. The 25th Anniversary badge can be worn by all students.
These have to be purchased through us. Shoes are optional. Uniforms do
not need to be purchased until the student passes the Yellow Belt level
. The first grade is awarded by the instructor, when the student has
achieved the knowledge to attain this level. Ask for a uniform order
form, from your instructor. A membership and BCCMA licence should be
acquired for the student as soon as possible. Usually when the student
is settled into the class after a couple of weeks. Please ask your
instructor for these forms. If there are any areas about these forms
you do not understand then ask your instructor for assistance in
completing the forms.
Individual conduct: Students
may take a break anytime after the warm up is complete but must salute
before leaving and entering the room. All students are expected to
focus on learning and perfecting Kung fu. At no time should students be
engaged in non-Kung fu related activities. It is expected that students
are self-disciplined and can practice independently. Repeated
disobedience will not be tolerated and may cause possible suspension
from the classes.
We follow the traditional family concept that students
should help each
other as brother and sister. While other programs assign physical age
as the measure for seniority, Kung Fu recognises seniority in terms of
when students begin their training. Therefore, please learn to respect
and help each other whenever possible. Learn who your older brothers
and sisters are quickly.
For those of you with other martial arts experience that
wish to share
what you know, wait until class is over to share your knowledge with
the group. Do not interrupt the class with statements like in ****** we
do it this way. This is disrespectful to the instructor who has given
up Their time to teach Kung Fu. While we respect other arts it is our
job to teach Kung Fu not other martial arts.
you are late arriving at a class and it has started you must bow when
you enter with the appropriate salute to the class. Find a place at the
back of the class and kneel down placing your belt in front of you with
your tags on the left hand side , wait for your instructor to
acknowledge you and bow. Put your belt on and wait once more for
acknowledgement, and bow again before joining the class. This is for
respect to your instructor and to let your instructor know that you are
there, so he can place you in the class register.
Traditionally, salutes vary depending on which school you attend. A
salute is extremely important as it represents not only honour and
commitment, but more importantly, respect. When done properly, the
Shaolin salute not only represents respect, honour and commitment, but
projects the philosophy of attack and defence. Please make sure to
salute your instructor, senior students and other elders. It is of
great disrespect to enter and leave the presence of your Kung Fu family
in taking any class it is important to arrive to class ON TIME! As the
instructor has a responsibility to set forth a foundation in the
principles of martial arts during the time allotted, it is the
student's responsibility to be ready for instruction when class begins.
It is best to arrive at least 5 minutes early so you are ready, if
class begins at 8 and you walk in at 8 you are late. Student's have
paid for instruction and the instructor given up their time please
don't waste it.
Food and Drinks:
No food or beverages are allowed in the practice areas. Make sure you
eat at least an hour before class so you don't get sick. We also
recommend drinking water during practice there is a water fountain
outside of the room at Lodden Valley, there is no need to bring your
own, at other centres you need to supply your own. Please make sure you
go to the toilet and drink before class begins, as this may cause a
disruption the in class.