Code of Conduct

When the Jow Ga Five Tigers established the first Jow Ga school, they appropriately called it: “Zhou Jia Quan Ren Yi Tang”, or the “Jow Family Boxing’s Hall of Benevolence and Justice.” In this spirit, it is said that you must first be a good person, then a good martial artist. The following is our code of conduct and guiding philosophy that every student must respect and adhere to.


Code of Conduct

  1. Observe proper martial arts etiquette. Refer to your teacher, Raymond Keung, as “Sifu”. Sifu is a title for someone who has achieved mastery of an art or skill.
  2. Show respect for instructors, elder classmates and each other.
  3. Pay respect with the Jow Ga salute (your left palm over your right fist) when entering and leaving the training class.
  4. When addressing an instructor, first salute as a matter of courtesy. Remember to render similar courtesies when receiving guests or visiting other schools and their instructors.
  5. Do not eat during the class. However, drinking is permitted during training breaks.
  6. Do not chat or talk loudly during class.
  7. Cursing is prohibited.
  8. Do not be late for class without letting Sifu know or without a valid excuse.
  9. Students must be dressed and ready five minutes before the start of training.
  10. Respect the hard work of others even if they make mistakes. Remember no one is perfect and there is always room for improvement.
  11. Be helpful to those who need it, even if they do not ask for assistance.
  12. Do not teach another without Sifu’s permission or practice techniques you have never been taught.
  13. Do not abuse your knowledge of Kung Fu, especially against those more junior to you or deemed weaker. Under no circumstances will the abuse of Kung Fu skills be tolerated.
  14. Do not disparage other martial arts styles, schools, or their members. Remember, we can always learn something from others.
  15. Be humble. In public be neither be boastful nor behave in a manner that reflects poorly on the Association, classmates and instructors. As practitioners of Jow Ga Kung Fu, strive to be exemplary models in all aspects of life.



Hung Tao Choy Mei

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