Tang developed the Martial Art Institute Syllabus in 1986, and
purposes were to provide a sound learning structure and to offer
a platform that will aid continuous progress. Although modelled
on the traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu, the syllabus adopts heavily
on the sports sciences theories and principles. It also considers
other martial arts disciplines as a part of the study.
Focusses on a general foundation of upperbody movements, and
emphasise on psychological and physical aspects of self defence
techniques. Techniques based on the Wing Chun first form, Sil
Lim Tao Form.
2 Focusses on non-linear strikes, basic kicks, maintain
high on self defence but introduce more traditional art or artistic
drills as well. Understand Sil Lim Tao Form, and interpretations
of the sparring techniques and street defence techniques
Focusses on equally on sport combat, self-defence and traditional
art. Basic interdisciplinary approach. Advance models of sparring.
Chi Sau. Chum Kil Form.
4 Focusses highly on competitive sport combat. High fitness.
Advance Sparring - Trapping, Elbows, Knees, Grappling, Throws
5a Focusses equally on street defence and Traditional
art. Bui Tse Form. Advance Chi Sau. Preparation for extreme
self defence. Movement Analysis. Upright Grappling.
5b Focusses highly on extreme self defence - examine
and produce models of various fighting ranges and its applications;
team combat; mental toughness. Technique Analysis.
- Level 5c
Focusses highly on extreme self defence - conduct basic researches
and produce written evaluations. Modelling and Simulations on
real life scenarios. Disseminate wooden dummy form. Strategic
6 Focusses on art; Weapon training; Dissemination of
the armed combat. Applied armed combat. Strategic analysis.
- Level 7
Focus on art and self defence; Dissemination of different martial
art disciplines. Study of lethal and non-lethal armed combat.
- Level 8 The
journey of enlightenment - Research and Development.