Greetings to my fellow martial artists but at this time more specifically to my brothers and sisters in the Wing Chun/ Ving Tsun family. As most of you probably know, Wing Chun, under the Ip Man family linage, never had and type of visible ranking system. Some schools have incorporated belts or sashes like other styles of Kung-fu however, that does not match anything the Great Grandmaster did. They only used t-shirts. I agree that there is a need for establishing a visible skill level system and have developed and proposed one to my federation, the International Applied Wing Chun (IAWC) System. I recently developed a ranking that uses 4 primary colors but also has subparts of the primary colors providing the Wing Chun system the latitude to use as many or as little as they desired but would set a consistent standard for Wing Chun world wide. Please view the You tube vid at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdCr...diAvTUA&feature=em-comment_received&lch=email and please feel free to email me your input. I want to see Wing Chun go to a whole new level worldwide and if that is going to happen, we must stop cutting each other down. A famous proverb says, "a house divided against itself cannot stand." nor will we as a martial art be able to stand, grow and improve if we continue to do likewise. The "PROS" far out weigh the "CONS" in incorporating the shirt colors. It will provide consistent skill standards to achieve the color of shirt the student is wearing making Wing Chun tournaments, skill testing, transferring to a different school and just providing a clear progression within the art a "WIN" for all WC schools. Thanks for listening and I hope to hear what you all think.