Degree Program

Sihing Paul Wang WingChun Teacher

Expand your knowledge of WingChun.

Have you considered teaching WingChun? Perhaps you want to explore this rich system in greater depth. If so, you are invited to join our Instructor Degree Program. It is open to all IAW Members who have attained the 4th Student Level and is conducted twice a year — Spring Session from January to April and Fall Session from July to October — at the US Headquarters in Berkeley.

For details about the 2014 Spring Session, with six Degree Modules that fulfill credit for the Assistant Degree, Instructor Degree I or II, please download this flyer and register here.

 

Degree Program Requirements

Assistant Degree

As an Assistant Degree aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of Student Levels 1-2, including:

    • Siu Nim Tau, Gerk Fat I, Lat Sao 1-2
    1. Program of Study: 6 Degree Modules (15 hours)
    2. Study Prerequisite: 5th Student Level (Completion of Basic Course)
    3. Exam Prerequisite: 7th Student Level
    • Note: A 9th Student Level with the Assistant Degree in progress is eligible to start a Working Group.
    • Note: A Pre-Primary Level with the Assistant Degree is eligible to lead a WingChun Group.

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Instructor Degree I

As an Instructor Degree I aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of Student Levels 3-5, including:

    • Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat II, Lat Sao 3-5, Dan ChiChi Sao
    1. Program of Study: 12 Degree Modules (30 hours)
    2. Study Prerequisite: Assistant Degree and 7th Student Level
    3. Exam Prerequisite: Assistant Degree and 9th Student Level
    • Note: An Instructor Degree I with the First Technician Grade is eligible to lead an Academy of WingChun.

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Instructor Degree II

As an Instructor Degree II aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of Student Levels 6-9, including:

      • Section 1 Flow (6, 7, 8.1, 8.2, 9.1, 9.2) and Applications
      1. Program of Study: 18 Degree Modules (45 hours)
      2. Study Prerequisite: Instructor Degree I and 9th Student Level
      3. Exam Prerequisite: Instructor Degree I and Pre-Primary Level

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Instructor Degree III

As an Instructor Degree III aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of Student Level 10 to Pre-Primary Level, including:

        • Group, Combat, Stick and Knife Defense
        1. Program of Study: Small Group Instruction (Variable)
        2. Study Prerequisite: Instructor Degree II and Pre-Primary Level
        3. Exam Prerequisite: Instructor Degree II and First Technician Grade
        4. Teaching Prerequisite: Three Years as an Instructor
WingChun Diploma

As an WingChun Diploma aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of the First Technician Grade, including:

          • Section 2-4 Flow and Applications
          1. Program of Study: Small Group Instruction (Variable)
          2. Study Prerequisite: Instructor Degree III and First Technician Grade
          3. Exam Prerequisite: Instructor Degree III and Second Technician Grade
          4. Teaching Prerequisite: Three Years as a Group Leader
Sifu of WingChun

As an Sifu of WingChun aspirant, you will learn the teaching curriculum (Theory, Terminology, Programs, Forms, Applications and Exercises) of the Second Technician Grade, including:

            • Section 5-7 Flow and Applications
            1. Program of Study: Small Group Instruction (Variable)
            2. Study Prerequisite: WignChun Diploma and Second Technician Grade
            3. Exam Prerequisite: WingChun Diploma and Third Technician Grade
            4. Teaching Prerequisite: Three Years as an Academy Leader with 80 students

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