Remain disciplined - conduct yourself ethically as a martial artist.
Practice courtesy and righteousness - serve the community and respect your elders.
Love your fellow students - be united and avoid conflicts.
Limit your desires and pursuit of bodily pleasures - preserve the proper spirit.
Train diligently - maintain your skills.
Learn to develop spiritual tranquility - abstain from arguments and fights.
Help the weak and the very young - use your martial skills for the good of humanity.
Pass on the tradition - preserve this Chinese art and its Rules of Conduct.
- Close Range Combat Wing Chun Volume 1 by Randy Williams
SIU LEEM TAU is a main form of the art. The calligraphy translated that relates to this form is also very interesting. Among a list are several statements directly related to health: "A weak body must start with strength improvement" "Do not keep bad habits" "Internally developing chi" "Externally training tendons, bones and muscles" This is a wonderful example of the health-promoting philosophy of martial arts training, that has been passed down through generations of experienced practitioners. It is well worth getting these books by Randy Williams, and through study of Wing Chun or other martial arts to develop one's constitution.
There is a belief among the martial arts' world that you cannot have a strong country with weak people. We have so much energy projected outward into the world of politics and the like in the hope of our lives improving, while often ignoring the development of our own health and thinking, the cultivation of chi.