Basic Stances - Sei Ping Ma, Gung Ma
Basic Hung Gar Qigong Routine
Basic Five Element Fists
Sup Ji Kuen (Cross Fist)
Advanced Stances - Diu Ma, Kei Lun Ma and Footwork
Hung Gar Palm Techniques
Sam Jin Sao (Short Hands Form)
Basic Hung Gar Weapon Form and Applications - Eight Trigram Pole, Butterfly Swords
Gung Ji Fuk Fu
More advanced forms such as the Tiger and Crane Form, the Five Animals Five Elements Form, the Guan Dao form, the Iron Wire Fist and other forms, will be taught in the fourth year and beyond. However, if the student takes 2 or more lessons a week, does his own practice, or is a fast learner and athletically gifted, he will be able to move on to learn advanced skills earlier, which will be assessed case by case.
We have exams for each stage, after which the student will be able to receive a certificate of achievement for his rank. A student can only learn skills meant for the next rank after he clears the exam to achieve that rank.
By the fourth year, the student will be quite seasoned, he will be able to learn Kung Fu in a smarter and more efficient way. Progress is likely to be faster. It will still depend on the student's learning attitude and the hard work he put in outside of class.
Everyone knows that Kung Fu takes many years of practice to be reasonably skilled. The decade long or longer journey is what you're signing up for if honest authenticity is what you're looking for. In my experience, someone who practices less than 5 hours a week, no matter how many decades he stays in the art will never be good enough to be a sifu in his whole life.