The Development of the Chinese Martial Arts Trust

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.

Lateness: If 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.

Salute: 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 without saluting.

Tardiness: As 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.

Chen Wu Kuan Class Rules