Sash Program

Click on the Grades below to see the requirements for each level. You can also print a practice sheet for each level. 10 Grades White to Black!





The Martial Arts Academy Merit Badge Achievement Chart

View and Print the Chart here


Home practice and Grading

Although grading is not the primary purpose of Kung Fu Training we do have a path for all our members to follow!  The  sashes are to reward effort and skill development and we continuously assess progress at class.

Typically we run tests mid March,  Easter Camp, Early June,  Summer camps, Mid October, Halloween Camp and early December.

Every member works at their own pace but the earlier they build good habits in regards to practice the earlier they will learn the value of hard work and the more prepared they will be.  The practice sheets given at class should be taken care of and brought to class weekly for coaches signature and to discuss

their progress and ask questions!  If you misplace them they can be printed in the Sash Program above


If grading become the main focus of membership it may lead to stress as they progress. Our program is based upon developing real long term skills and we do not award sashes easily.   Please manage expectations and speak to our coaches if you have any concerns in this regard.  The priority is for every member to have fun and moving through the grades too quickly will lead to them hitting a road- block at some point, they all need time up-skill or to allow

them to physically grow.


Kung Fu  = Hard Work over a long period of Time, like learning Piano patience and love of the art is essential.


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YMAA Teens Club Facebook Page

Have you liked our Facebook page?    We place allot of useful links and news there regularly.


Lian Bu Chuan

Here is a breakdown from Master Yang’s son and President of YMAA Nicholas Yang.  Lian Bu Chuan is the first full sequence practiced in our program and is the foundation upon which all our Longfist Kung Fu is built.  This video demonstrates move by move the requirements for every posture and these are the standards required to reach the level suitable for testing for our Green, Purple and Red sashes and also to qualify you to test for the YMAA International Shaolin 1st Level.

Watch and practice hard and often.


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