The adult syllabus consist of only 4 gradings. By completing these gradings, the student has successfully displayed sound understanding of theory and application of the all the Wing Chun forms:
Students learn the empty hand forms to understand structure, framework and angles in striking and blocking. Once they understand the theory and able to apply it in combat then they will learn the next form. Beginners start with SNT, then CK and by the time they reach BT they are considered as an advance practitioner at this stage.
Once the student completes Chum Kiu, they will learn the wooden dummy form to aid their footwork, structure and development of power and conditioning when striking the dummy.
The 2 weapon forms are last two forms a practitioner would learn in order to complete the Wing Chun system. Traditionally it has been taught to students privately. Completeing these two weapon forms will advance the practitioners understanding in short and long range combat.
The purpose of Chi Sau is to be able to control your opponent in close range combat. Putting your opponent in a vulnerable position where you can attack and nullify the opponents attack at the same time.
Students are tested to see whether they can display their Wing Chun efficiently under pressure and whether they possess the conditioning and the will to fight through fatigue.