Code of Conduct
Members should strive at all times to uphold the following
Joining Nam Yang Pugilistic Association means becoming part of an
ancient tradition dating back to Tat Moh, the Shaolin Founder,
about 1500 years ago. This involves becoming part of a brotherhood
(sisterhood) of respect and loyalty. Members should strive to
uphold the following standards.
If you respect others, they will respect you. If you are unable to
respect others, you will never gain respect yourself. In particular
your seniors within the club: the more senior, the more
• Obey all reasonable requests from your seniors, especially
the instructors. Never argue them.
• Maintain and defend the good name of the club
• Aspire to the highest standards of moral conduct,
displaying humility, honesty, selflessness and dedication.
• Never discriminate against or bully other members.
• If you have opinions likely to offend other members or
cause arguments, then keep them to yourself.
• Respect others peoples safety: don't risk hurting
• Do not publicly criticise other clubs.
• Do nit speak badly about other people.
• Remain polite and dignified whenever possible.
B) Brotherhood / Sisterhood
Treat anyone within the club as family. Offer them friendship,
help and support at all times and never betray their trust. Mix
freely at all times and do not form cliques or exclude
Do not use your skill to injure others unless forced to do so in
self-defence or in the upholding of justice and
When dealing with other members or on club business, conduct one's
a dignified fashion, not displaying anger or speaking loudly or
Dedicate yourself to your art and your association. Pursue your
training with diligence.
Act at all times in the interests of the association, playing them
above your own self-interest.
Addendum to code of conduct:
Re respect for seniors and obeying all reasonable requests:
Since western students have very different cultural expectations
to Asians, we make some allowances and issue guidelines as follows:
it is acceptable to point out a possible better way of doing
things, misinterpretation etc in a constructive manor. The senior
party will then take this into account and may revise their
decision. Their final decision will, however, stand. In the event
of an issue still being unresolved, the complaints / disputes
procedure should be implemented.
The code of conduct carries more weight the more directly an issue
involves Nam Yang Pugilistic association or any of its members.