Coloured belts

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There are 9 belt colours in the kung fu syllabus:

  1. White

  2. Yellow

  3. Orange

  4. Green

  5. Blue

  6. Purple

  7. Brown

  8. Red

  9. Black


You wear the colour you have earned, not the colour you are working on e.g. a student who is wearing their blue belt is now working to pass their purple belt.

Play nice

In order to complete the lower grades you must prove that you can 'play nice'. You are taught new skills when you have proven that you can handle them responsibly.
Trust must be earned, respect must be shown and consideration must be demonstrated. This is a safeguard for all school members. We don't tolerate bullies or egotists...

Martial expectations

A student of judo may train 2-3 times a week in class. How many taijiquan people are prepared to do the same?  Every martial art requires dedication and commitment.
There are no shortcuts or exceptions. If you expect to use a martial art, be prepared to put in the time and effort. You want the fighting skills? Do the work.

Further reading

Black belt

Black T-shirt
Kung fu suit

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Page created 18 April 1995
Last updated 21 September 2021