Progression in most Kung Fu schools is usually achieved through a grading system. The long term goal of most martial arts practitioners is to get their black sash. In some cases, this can take many years.
Richard Lamoureaux is a USA based Martial Arts Professor with experience in Kali, Escrima, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, JKD, And Kung Fu. HE has trained for over 35 years and specializes in armed and unarmed combat.