Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta formal requirements for rank (path for Ching Yi 

Kung Fu Association certified black belt 1st Degree, Chu Duan.)

White belt
The White Belt represents Novice Status. The White Belt is awarded

when a student has learned a set of basic skills from the core curriculum

and has established a good order of practice and has demonstrated consistency

with the Ching Yi Kung Fu Atlanta Values.

Yellow Belt
Tángláng Quán (Praying Mantis Boxing)

  • Bai Yuan Tou Tao (White Ape Steals the Peach)
  • Sticky hands level one


Xíngyì Quán (Mind form Boxing)

  • Wu Xing Quan (Five Elements Fists)


Tàijí Quán (Grand Ultimate Boxing)

  • Xuan Yuan Gong Qigong ("Profound/Obscure Original Achievement")
  • Taiji Quan 16 (16 Step Form)
  • Tuī shǒu (pushing hands) level one


Bāguà Zhǎng (Eight Trigram Palm)

  • Xian Tian Bagua Zhang, Inside & Outside Turns & Combinations
  • Xian Tian Bagua Zhang, Eight Walking Postures


Qinna Shù (lock and catch techniques)

  • Level one


Green Belt
Tángláng Quán

  • Duo Gang Quan (Secret Force Boxing)
  • Da Hu Gun (Beating Tiger Staff)
  • Sticky hands level two


Xíngyì Quán

  • Xiang Sheng (Producing. 5- element combination form)
  • Xiang Ke Lao (Overcoming. 5- element combination form)


Tàijí Quán

  • Taiji Quan 11 (11 Step Form)
  • Taiji Quan 24 (24 Step Form)
  • Taiji Quan 40 (40 Step Form)
  • Yin Jin Jing Qigong (Muscle Change Classic)
  • Tuī shǒu (pushing hands) level two
  • Da Lu


Bāguà Zhǎng

  • Xian Tian Bagua Zhang, 8 Changing Forms (qua 1 - 4)


Qinna Shù (lock and catch techniques)

  • Level two


Brown Belt
Tángláng Quán

  • Hei Hu Jiao Cha (Black Tiger Cross)
  • Si Lu Mei Hua Dao (Four Road Plum Blossom Broadsword)
  • Tanglang Beng Bu Quan (Praying Mantis Crushing Fist)
  • Sticky hands level three


Xíngyì Quán

  • Lien Huan (Linking together, 5- element combination form)
  • Lian Huan Dao (Linking Together Broadsword form)


Tàijí Quán

  • Taiji Quan 108 (Traditional Yang style long form)
  • Taiji Quan Dao (Broadsword)
  • Taiji Ta Lu (Continuous two-person exchange)
  • Tuī shǒu (pushing hands) level three


Bāguà Zhǎng

  • Xian Tian Bagua Zhang, 8 Changing Forms (qua 5 - 8)
  • Xian Tian Bagua Dao (Broadsword walking)


Qinna Shù (lock and catch techniques)

  • Level three


Black Belt
Tángláng Quán

  • Bai Yuan Chu Dong Quan (White ape out of Cave)
  • Xiao Liu He Qiang (Six Harmonies Spear)
  • Shi Ba Sou Quan (18 Elders Boxing)
  • Chi Tu Gan Yue Jian (Red Rabbit Chases the Moon Sword)
  • Sticky hands level four


Xíngyì Quán

  • Xhi Er Xing - (12 animal forms)
  • Ba Shih - (Eight Postures)


Tàijí Quán

  • Wong Taiji Quan 88 (Balanced Yang style long form)
  • Taiji Jian (straight sword)
  • Tuī shǒu (pushing hands) level four


Bāguà Zhǎng

  • Xian Tian Bagua Dao, 8 Changing Broadsword Forms (qua 1 - 8)


Qinna Shù (lock and catch techniques)

  • Level four


Youth Curriculum

Sources (teacher's teachers or Shigong)

  • ​Core Ching Yi Kung Fu curriculum (Taiji Quan, Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang & Shaolin Quan) - Grand Master Her Yue Wong, Shigong John Mead and Shigong Michael Brown.
  • 7-Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu - Shigong John Mead, Shigong Michael Brown and Shigong Mike Biggie.
  • Taiji Mei Hua Praying Mantis Kung Fu - Shigong Tim Pugh, Shigong George Lisjak and Shigong Richard Tolson.
  • Changquan Praying Mantis Kung Fu - Shigong Tim Pugh
  • Taiji Quan Push Hands & Bagua Zhang Rolling Hands - Shigong Brad West.


Post Black Belt

  • Advanced training in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association system in Tángláng Quán, Tàijí Quán, Bāguà Zhǎng, and Xíngyì Quán.


CYKFA Duan ranking system
Nine Duan (degree) Black Belt ranking system under the authority of the
Ching Yi Kung Fu Association


YRTQA Duan ranking system

Nine Duan (degree) Black Belt ranking system under the authority of the Yellow River Praying Mantis Kung Fu Association

Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta