In Wing Chun, ranking systems are at the discretion of the individual school. In Chinese martial arts, generally, there are only three standard ranks: Student, Disciple, and Master/Sifu. However, most schools elect to assign colored sashes to represent these different ranks, which provides students clear measures of their past progress and future goals. Rank systems also help foster a more formal learning environment through martial arts tests and promotions.
For our kids particularly, testing can be a nerve-wracking experience... which is why it's so great when they pass!
|Chloe, a Dragon, passing to her 2nd Level|
|David, Arantza and Teagan, all Tigers|
|There's at least one future Sifu in here somewhere...|
-Kung Fu Los Angeles staff