Code of Conduct

Ip ManTraditional

The following is the traditional code of conduct for Wing Chun practitioners as passed down by the late Grandmaster, Ip Man:
• Remain disciplined - Conduct yourself ethically as a martial artist.
• Practice courtesy and righteousness - Serve the society and respect your elders.
• Love your fellow students - Be united and avoid conflicts.
• Limit your desires and pursuit of bodily pleasures - Preserve the proper spirit.
• Train diligently - Maintain your skills.
• Learn to develop spiritual tranquillity - Abstain from arguments and fights.
• Participate in society - Be moderate and gentle in your manners.
• Help the weak and the very young - Use martial skills for the good of humanity.
• Pass on the tradition - Preserve this Chinese art and rules of conduct.



Club members

 In addition to these traditional expectations, we also have the club's Code of Conduct:

• Obey the instructions given to you by the instructors during training sessions.  
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all our members regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
• Show respect and appreciation for your instructors and senior members. Without them, we would not have this club.
• Do not slander or disrespect the club or our names. We welcome polite and reasonable critique.
• Participate in group activities, wherever possible, during class regardless of your skill level, and avoid the urge to talk, distract, or teach out of turn.
• Abstain from competitive attitudes. Wing Chun is not about competition, and it has been shown that such attitudes are considerably unproductive. This includes pain compliance, coercement, provocation, recruiting for other schools/clubs, and the accepting or giving of ‘challenges’.
• Avoid injury to yourself and others at every opportunity. No effective training requires injury for any party. Of course, neglect, aggression or unnecessary force will not be tolerated.

Members should observe the AU Sport Code of Conduct as well.