The Ving Tsun Code

By Aaron Vyvial | August 23, 2014

Code of conduct of the Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy

A marble carving with these rules from Yip Man’s school hangs in the Hong Kong headquarters of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association.

  1. Remain disciplined. Conduct yourself ethically as a martial artist.

  2. Practice courtesy and righteousness. Serve the society and respect your elders.

  3. Love your fellow students. Be united and avoid conflicts.

  4. Limit your desires and pursuit of bodily pleasures. Preserve the proper spirit.

  5. Train diligently. Maintain your skills.

  6. Learn to develop spiritual tranquility. Abstain from arguments and fights.

  7. Participate in society. Be moderate and gentle in your manners.

  8. Help the weak and the very young. Use martial skills for the good of humanity.

  9. Pass on the tradition. Preserve this Chinese art and rules of conduct.

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