Grading 2021

Amitoufo. The next Shaolin Dao Lu grading is on Saturday 27th, November 2021.
To be held at: St Barnabas Church Hall, Wellesley Rd. E17 8JZ (School’s Thursday venue)

Doors open at 4pm. Grading starts at 4.30 – 7pm.

To book your grading, please complete a grading registration slip and return to Shifu, with the correct fee.

If you wish to take grading, or to check if you have reached the required level, please speak to Shifu or another instructor/coach. Below are the requirements for grading at the various levels:

Tai Chi Gradings

Tai Chi – YELLOW SASH
First Form Chen Tai Chi (Su ba su – old frame)

Tai Chi – RED SASH
Second Form Chen Tai Chi (Canon fist/Pao chui – old frame)
Chen Tai Chi Jian (broadsword)

Tai Chi – RED SASH WITH BLACK TIP
Third Form Chen Tai Chi (Laojia Yi Lu – old frame)
Chen Tai Chi Jian (straight sword)
Tai Chi push hands – with Shifu /or instructor/coach

Tai Chi – BLACK SASH
Yang Tai Chi (Yang 24)
Wudang Tai Chi Jian (straight sword) or Tai Chi Fan form
Ban Duan Jin Qigong (8 brocades)
Chi Kung Demonstration – Breaking sticks on body – iron body skills
Tai Chi push hands – with Shifu/or instructor/coach

Shaolin Gong Fu Gradings

Shaolin Gong fu – YELLOW SASH
Front kick, Inside kick, Outside kick, Hop kick, Jumping back kick, Straight kick
Cartwheels
Press-ups, 30 Child/60 Adult
squats, 30 Child/60 Adult
knees up, running on the spot,100 Child /150 Adult
Box & straight splits
Lian Huan Quan Form

Shaolin Gong fu – RED SASH
All kicks together – Front kick, Inside kick, Outside kick, Hop kick, Jumping back kick, Straight kick
Ma Bu Gandong – kick & punch together, One hand cartwheel or aerial, Head flicks, Handstand, Butterfly kick, Lay down & flip up
Knuckle press-ups 15 Child/30 Adult

Lou Han Duan da form (compulsory)
Any other Shaolin form (student’s choice)
Yin Shou gun – Shaolin stick form or any Shaolin weapon form (student’s choice)

Shaolin Gong fu – RED SASH WITH BLACK TIP
Spinning butterfly kick
Jumping cartwheel /aerial
Head flips with front tuck
Walk on your hands
Front sweep and back sweep
Spinning back kick
Tong Bi Quan
Qi Xing Quan
Any Shaolin Weapon form – student’s choice
Any Shaolin Animal form – student’s choice

Shaolin Gong fu BLACK SASH
Any Shaolin animal form
Any traditional Shaolin form
Any traditional Shaolin weapon form
Chen 18
Chi Gong breaking sticks – two places:
head, leg, back, stomach, groin, or arms
SAN DA – SANSHOU – Full contact fighting:
2 minutes with Shifu or person of Shifu’s choice: Note: (Full protection must be worn)

All ‘Black Sash’ gradings contain additional requirements (written exam), please see Shifu Browne for test paper.

Note: it is compulsory to wear full shaolin or Tai Chi uniform to grade and have correct and safe weapons.