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.
Short Form 1-10
Sparing Techniques 1-10
Short Form 11-15
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
Short Form 16-22
Sparring Techniques 11-15
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
虎拳: 三仗基拳 Hǔ Quán: Sān Zhàng Quán Tiger Fist: 3 Battles Fist
Short Form 23-30
Sparring Techniques 16-20
白鹤展翅 Bái Hè Zhǎn Chì White Crane Unfolds Its Wings
罗汉拳 Lúo Hàn Quán Lo Han Fist
北方乞丐棒 Běi Fāng Qǐ Gài Bàng Stick of the Northern Beggar
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)
铁叉拳 Tiě Chā Quán Iron Prong Fist (Sai)
三合拳 Sān Hé Quán 3 Harmonies Fist
少林鸟落天 Shào Lín Niǎo Luò Tiān Shaolin Bird Falls from Heaven
海龙杖 Hǎi Lóng Zhàng Sea Dragon Cane
金鋼伏虎拳 Jīn Gāng Fú Hǔ Quán Vajra Subdues the Tiger
接拳 Jiē Quán Connecting Fist
To Black: This form may be taught at any level above 1st Green
夜战八方刀 Yè Zhàn Bā Fāng Dāo Night Battle 8 Directions Broadsword
Optional Material Taught from White to Black Sash
初级棍术 Chū Jí Gùn Shù First Level Staff Techniques
一步对打 Yī Bù Dòu Dǎ One Step Pair Fight
一步法术 Yī Bù Fǎ Shù One Step Method Techniques
十八打罗汉对打 Shí Bā Dǎ Lúo Hàn Duì Dǎ 18 Strikes of the Lo Han Pair Fighting
擒拿 Qín Ná Capture and Seize (Self-Defense Techniques)
双节棍法 Shuāng Jié Gùn Fǎ Double Section Staff Techniques (Nunchaku)