I was being asking on the issue of the ranking system of Xingyiquan in Sabah during 2011 Sabah Xingyiquan Workshop held on the 16th to 18th September 2011. Here are some of the details of the ranking system of Sabah Xingyiquan practitioners …
Technical Levels of Traditional Wushu in Xingyiquan
Sabah Xingyiquan practitioners were initially adopted the grading scheme of the “technical level of traditional Wushu” system by Zhejiang Wushu Association way back in the years of 2006 and 2007. However, since almost all of the Sabah Xingyiquan practitioners are established martial artists from other martial arts fields, there wasn’t a great emphasis put on the one’s rank, the ranking issue was soon forgotten by most of us.
Please note that all of the “Technical Level Certificate of Traditional Wushu” in Xingyiquan of Sabah Xingyiquan practitioners were graded and issued directly by the Zhejiang Wushu Association.
The Grading Standard of Technical Levels of Xingyiquan
The requirement of the 10 technical levels were mapped out by the Professional Xingyiquan Group of Zhejiang Wushu Association based upon the guild lines of Technical Level of Traditional Wushu of Zhejiang Wushu Association in June 2005.
- Basic Level:
- enrollment to Xingyiquan organization.
- First Level:
- Xingyi Wuxingquan (Five-Element-Fist).
- Second Level:
- Xingyi Wuxing Lianhuanquan (Five-Element-Linking-Form);
- Xingyi Zhuanggong (Posture Training).
- Third Level:
- Xingyi Shierxing (Twelve-Animal-Form);
- Xingyi Wuxing Duilian (Five-Element-Two-Person-Form).
- Fourth Level:
- minimum 4 years of continuous training;
- Wuxing Qixie (Five-Element Weaponry);
- Jieben Tailu (Basic Forms);
- Shierxing Duilian (Twelve-Animal-Two-Person-Form).
- Fifth Level:
- minimum 6 years of continuous training;
- all of the practical and theoretical contents of Xingyiquan.
- Sixth Level:
- minimum 8 years of continuous training;
- taught five or more students;
- published papers with recognition from the Xingyiquan circle.
- Seven Level:
- minimum 10 years of continuous training;
- mastering the practices and theories of Xingyiquan and acceptance and recognition of Xingyiquan circle.
- Eighth Level:
- achievement at the research of theories and practices of Xingyiquan.
- Ninth Level:
- recognized leader and pioneer in the field of Xingyiquan.
Technical Level Certificate of Traditional Wushu
A passport size certificate known as Technical Level Certificate of Traditional Wushu to be issued by the Zhejiang Wushu Association upon a successful assessment.
I haven’t gone for any grading since 2007, it took me 3 weeks to dig this “forgotten” certificate out from one of the boxes in my store room.