Oath of Shaolin Chi Mantis
Traditional Buddhist Gongfu School
A copy of the Oath of Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu School is provided to each Initiate student before their
acceptance. The student then handwrites the 'Oath' and
submits this with a 'Letter Of Recommendation' from an
existing Shaolin Chi Mantis student.
accepted, this is due to the quality of the Initiate's
The handwritten oath is returned to the student to be
officially submitted at the INITIATION CEREMONY.
Sometimes a student's 'Oath' requires rewriting for various reasons.
preliminary acceptance will be required before the Initiation
At the bottom
of this 'Oath Of Shaolin Chi Mantis' is a paragraph about
Gongfu School Etiquette:
- Students of
Shaolin Chi Mantis stand side by side at Shifu's right-hand side,
those nearest to Shifu of seniority.
- Tai Chi Youth
students stand side by side at Shifu's left-hand side, facing
the Shaolin Chi Mantis students.
- At ALL TABLES
sat at, the same applies to seating arrangement, with the highest
ranking Shifu at HEAD OF TABLE, nearest to Shifu.
- No one sits
at opposite end of table from the Shifu.
- All GUESTS
sit or stand at left side end, away from Shifu.
- The RELATIVES
of Shifu--if specified by Shifu--may sit at right hand
side end, beyond the Shaolin Chi Mantis students.
HONORED GUESTS--if specified by Shifu--may sit between
Shifu and Tai Chi Youth students except for the TCY Disciple
or the highest ranking TCY student present who will remain between
Shifu and Honored Guest.
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