The Roger Smart’s Studio of Martial Arts is dedicated in passing the authentic systems of Chinese kung fu styles of Wing Chun and Shanxi Hsing-I (Sung Style) to those that aim to use it for the betterment of the art, the improvement of their fellow students, the protection of the weak, and the health of the themselves.
The system’s techniques, forms and history are intrinsic parts of the whole and students are expected to learn and practice the teachings of the School so its complexities and completeness are retained and passed to future generations. The School’s commitment to quality has ensured that all instructors continue their studies under the direct guidance of Si-Gung Roger Smart as private closed door students. As the authentic techniques are passed from Master to a student, each instructor commits to passing the original system and its complexities without modification.
The School’s students are to respect their art, their teachers, their fellow students and the Grandmaster’s of the School. This respect extends beyond the School to parents, elders, siblings and members of the community. They are encouraged to be the best they can be, which can not be measured by comparing others, but only by the abilities of each individual. The School acknowledges that all practitioners carry their own personalised traits and strengths in their practice and application of martial arts. This is why passing the traditional system on to others is important and only then can the strengths and body types of individuals modify the techniques to full advantage.
The arts require a life-long commitment to learning, improving, health and well being. They encompass the mind, body and spirit in their training. The School is not connected to any religion, nor does its teaching reflect religious beliefs or practices.
Si-Gung Smart’s personal mission is to uphold the School’s quality of teaching, commitment to the community, its principles and values. The School aims to continue to pass the teachings of its Masters and Grandmaster’s and ensure its students respect the skills, knowledge and commitment of their instructors and kung fu elders.
The School’s five principles were adopted from Si-Gung Smart’s current Master, Grandmaster Chu Wan Pong. Si-Gung Smart wishes to thank him dearly for his guidance and instruction, especially for further developing his own personal attributes that reflect these principles.
Students of Roger Smart’s Studio of Martial Arts agree to abide and be guided by the School’s principles of:
|Honour||Demonstrate and strive for good character and conduct, high standards and positive values, with a commitment to life-long learning, self-improvement and the life-enrichment of all mankind.|
|Respect||Demonstrate an approach of courtesy and admiration for the Art; the School, its Grandmaster’s and elders, parents and siblings, and the community.|
|Loyalty||Demonstrate allegiance, devotion and dedication to the Art, the School and its Grandmaster’s and elders.|
|Courage||To demonstrate power and quality in feeling and emotions, accepting and facing fear, pain and danger, with a commitment to developing one’s own personality, intellect, empathy, will and emotions.|
|Patience||Demonstrate tolerance and even-tempered perseverance in everything one does, and to respect that techniques take time, effort, and practice to master.|