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The Manual of Gun Fu is a living document, and is
typically revised on an annual basis. It consists
of two fundamental sections, the General Manual, and the
Appendices. Historically, the Manual came first,
and served as a general training guide. In the old
days, each student was required to document everything
he or she learned in the classes. By the time
students tested for Black Belt, some had compiled
textbooks with hundreds of pages of notes. These
exhibits were inspected by the examining board as one of
the criteria for promotion. Nowadays, some schools
have drifted form this requirement. To ensure some
degree of consistency in the transmission of knowledge,
Appendices began to form, and one by one, they became
attached to the Manual. The process continues, so
expect to see more over time.