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Intermediate students wear:
• Black cotton crew-neck T-shirt
• Black cotton kung fu/karate trousers
• School badge sewn onto the T-shirt
• Flat footwear; preferably not training/sports shoes
Earn the right
To wear a black T-shirt must know all of the basic qigong exercises.
A fitness student
An intermediate student is getting fitter, learning the Long Yang form pattern and commencing more challenging training. Expect to be treated more earnestly.
If you behave like a beginner, you will be transferred to the beginners group.
Teaching assistants wear a grey T-shirt.
Risk of transfer
Our insurance company states that tai chi students can only train material appropriate to their level of fitness and ability.
This means that the intermediate syllabus must take the student's condition into account at all times. Although this may sound restrictive, it is actually quite sensible and safety conscious.
If an intermediate student fails to maintain the required standard of practice, they will be transferred back to the beginner's syllabus.
Please do not ask for charity.
• The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung Fu
• Intermediate class
• Intermediate grading
• Intermediate attitude
• Intermediate grade
The traditional learning environment for kung fu can be difficult to
handle psychologically. During the first months of training, students may
get frustrated because the training seems difficult and boring. They may
feel discouraged because no one is telling them how great they are or giving
them a gold star for their efforts. This type of feedback, which is a
typical part of the modern education process, is not suited to the kung fu
learning environment. Instructors need to encourage students but not give
them false impressions or expectations.
7 March 1997
Last updated 18 March 2019