First and foremost, we don’t call belt but rather “Sash” due to Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Arts and Sash System is varied from schools to schools depending on the style, system, or founder’s envision.
Wing Chun Temple is based on Sash System with a total of 9 Sashes as to 3 Major Levels of Advancements per 3 Sashes Divisions. Please see below for guidelines:
Anyone, regardless of her or his age and physical capabilities, can learn Wing Chun. For example, one practitioner was a disable individual on the wheelchair but he still can practice Wing Chun within his limitations. On another hand, a very powerful practitioner like Bruce Lee can utilize Wing Chun to be his advantages by using concepts and principles of Wing Chun to be an explosive fighter as well as the most influential in martial arts world.
Most people believe that martial arts is about kicking ass, street fighting, and self-defense; however, martial arts is not always about that, it’s one aspect of martial arts. When talking about self-defense, most people understand as to physical self-defense, that is when someone is trying to harm you physically and using martial arts to defend yourself. What about when someone or other forces is trying to harm you mentally and spiritually? Martial arts, especially Wing Chun as too many years of learning and cultivating, one can defend herself or himself mentally and spiritually as well by tapping into another realm of defensive mechanism through self-control and mediation.
Depending on one’s purpose, Wing Chun is very practical yet endless possibilities…
As of self-defense, one can learn and use instantly due to Wing Chun’s practicalities of simple moves. However, as to be a true Wing Chun practitioner, one can take at least 6 months to a year or maybe a life time of pursuing the art’s mystery and spiritual aspects.