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Yang Tai Chi Chuan School Curriculum

  Systematic Learning

The school advancement system is based on all student’s learning systematically from beginner techniques and theory to more complex and sophisticated maneuvers over time, and improvement. It standardizes the material a student learns at each level. There are four levels of achievement as follows:

The Yang style Long Form as taught by Yang, Cheng Fu is divided into 3 sections. (the entire form actually contains 168 individual techniques)


Beginner Level: (white shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the beginner level:
Part 1 of the Long Form

Intermediate Level: (yellow shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the intermediate level:
Part 2 of the Long Form

Advanced Level: (green shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the advanced level:
Part 3 of the Long Form

Graduate Level: (black shirt)

The student will learn and demonstrate the following during the graduate level:
  • Train with a partner so as to be able to use all the techniques contained in the entire form automatically
  • Free sparring using Tai Chi techniques for defense and counter attack
  • The highest level theories inherent in the techniques of the entire form
  • Three Strikes Sword sparring form (Sarm Choy Gim) solo and with a partner
  • Be able to teach and to run classes at all levels
ONLY When a student has completed the Graduate Level, and with Sifu Marlon’s permission he/she may open their own school.