8 Levels of Tai Chi Praying Mantis
The Federation has created 8 levels of learning the core material in the stlye of Tai Chi Praying Mantis as taught by Master Chiu Chuk Kai. These levels represent the open hand, weapons forms, and application or sparring sets required to complete the system. There is additional material besides forms that is taught to gain a full knowledge of the system. This material is presented as a guideline, and is used for the purpose of knowing a student's understanding and progress towards learning the Tai Chi Praying Mantis system, as well as being the basis for testing and certification. Individual member schools will teach the material at their own discretion and may incorporate more or less material.