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CURRICULUM

With over 100 Empty Hand Forms, 50 weapons forms, and 300+ Self Defense Techniques, one could spend their entire life mastering the syllabus of Temple Kung Fu. But never forget; "A journey of 1,000 miles, begins with a single step..."

BEGINNER LEVEL

The curriculum of Temple Kung Fu is divided into five levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Specialized, and Master. The beginner level includes White, Yellow, and Orange sashes and typically takes six months to complete. The requirements of each level are as follows:

WHITE SASH:
  • 10 Self-Defense Techniques from the Beginner Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 1-12

  • 1 Form from the Beginner Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the form and self-defense techniques.

YELLOW SASH:

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Beginner Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 13-24

  • 2 (new) Form from the Beginner Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

ORANGE SASH:

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Beginner Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 25-36

  • 3 (new) Forms from the Beginner Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks that accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

Total: 70 Self Defense Techniques and 6 Forms.

Approximate Time in Training: 6 Months

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

PURPLE SASH:

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Intermediate Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 37-48

  • 4 (new) Forms from the Intermediate Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

GREEN SASH:

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Beginner Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 49-60

  • 5 (new) Forms from the Beginner Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

BLUE SASH:

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Intermediate Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 61-72

  • 6 (new) Forms from the Intermediate Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

Total: 160 Self Defense Techniques and 21 Forms.

Approximate Total Time in Training: 2 years.

ADVANCED LEVEL

3rd BROWN SASH (no fringe):

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Advanced Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 73-84

  • 7 (new) Forms from the Advanced Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

2nd BROWN SASH (white fringe):

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Advanced Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 85-96

  • 8 (new) Forms from the Advanced Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

1st BROWN SASH (black fringe):

  • 30 (new) Self-Defense Techniques from the Advanced Level Curriculum

  • Lohan 97-108

  • 9 (new) Forms from the Advanced Level Curriculum. 

  • Appropriate strikes, stances, blocks, and kicks which accompany the forms and self-defense techniques.

Total: 250 Self Defense Techniques and 45 Forms.

Approximate Total Time in Training: 3-5 Years

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SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Like the various "Black Belt" degrees in other systems, Temple Kung Fu's Specialized Training includes nine levels or degrees, each lasting approximately five years:

1st Degree - Black Sash (White Dragon)

Hsing I Chi Ch'uan - 12 Animals, 5 Elements, Linking Forms & Weapons

2nd Degree - Black Sash (Red Dragon)

Baguazhang - 3 styles & Weapons

3rd Degree - Black Sash (Blue Dragon)

Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan & Tai Chi Sword

4th Degree - Black Sash (Yellow Dragon)

Chen Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

5th Degree - Black Sash (Green Dragon)

Wu Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

6th Degree - Red Sash (Master Candidate)

Sun Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

7th Degree - Red Sash with White Fringe (Master)

Ts'ien Tao Ch'uan (Immortal Tao Fist)

8th Degree - Silver Sash (Silver Dragon )

Ts'ien Tao Ch'uan

9th Degree Gold Sash (Gold Dragon)

Ts'ien Tao Ch'uan

START YOUR JOURNEY

Are you ready to begin the most rewarding journey of your life?

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