The Best Way to Go Through the Course & Info On Grading/Certifications
There are a couple of ways you can approach training with this course.
1) You can go through the lessons the way Sifu Fernandez suggests for maximum understanding and results.
2) You can go through the lessons in a method in-line with how they are traditionally graded for certifications.
Lessons in Numerical Order:
The way I have laid out the university course is based on my personal belief in which the system should be learned. It is a more traditional approach. Nevertheless, I truly believe it will give you the benefits you are looking for. Following this method means learning the lessons in order (Lesson, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc)
You will find yourself doing much more preparation work with this method. I have you learn all the forms up front and in order (Siu Nim Tao, Chum Kiu, Biu Tze, Wooden Dummy). Then we move onto the Wooden Dummy drills and combat preparation. Next, I then proceed to combat drills then the Chi Sao sections. Finally, we hit the weapons. I include along the journey other WingTchunDo preparation work which I believe is fundamental to being a complete fighter & helps you to adapt to other fighting systems.
If you decide to take my advice, you can trust that this traditional approach, although snubbed by many, is by far the quickest method for you to get the results you are looking for in terms of structure, balance, reflex training and combat preparation.
Lessons in Grading Order:
The other option is to do the most popular Wing Chun grading system in the world - the grading system which was made popular by the European WingTsun Organization and Leung Ting lineage. Of course I added my personal adaptation to help you obtain the best and quickest results, but this option is not the best way to learn, in my personal opinion.
If you are interested in this method, then you will have to refer to the chart on the last page to see what lessons are part of each grade.
If you take this grading approach, then you will still obtain the same results, but only if you are truly patient and you work hard. This approach is the one that most Wing Chun schools use. They break up the programs to create a mix between form work, reflex training, structure work, then combat application.
So either way the choice is yours. I hope you take the appropriate action and do what is best for you.
There are two types of certifications: Academic and Instructor.
The certification you get by studying through the internet is purely academic and gives no authority from our organization for you to become a recognized teacher. Nor does it give you the authority to open a WingTchunDo school. It simply means that you have studied and understand the course material.
The instructor certification requires that you also be trained and graded by Sifu Fernandez personally or by one of his authorised instructors. This is needed in order to test your skills and is required if you aim to open your own WingTchunDo school. Please contact us if you are interested in training at one of our schools. (some of which are listed here under WingTchunDo: http://www.wingchununiversity.com/schools/)