During the June holidays, Martial House Coaches, Wang Kai Ting & Leo Rui Yan (Reann), organized and conducted a 2-week intensive Wushu training camp at Choa Chu Kang Community Club. Throughout the 2 weeks, students have trained and worked hard to hone their Wushu skills under the guidance of the coaches. To recognize the effort of the students and coaches, parents have initiated a simple potluck party during the last day of the camp! Just look at the variety of food prepared by the parents! Don’t they look yummy? A big thank you to the parents for all the food and snacks! Though the camp has ended, it marks the beginning of new friendships and new possibilities! All the best to the students for their Wushu endeavor!
https://youtube.com/watch?v=PFQ7UxUdIH8 Bruce Lee is definitely one of the most greatest Chinese martial artists of all time! His renowned “one-inch punch” has fascinated many even up till today! Besides being a reputable martial artist, Bruce Lee was also a philosopher. He shared his ideas and thoughts in a charismatic manner as shown in the interview video above. It was no wonder that his “be like water” quote is still remembered by many. Do you think you are as influential and charismatic like Bruce Lee? If yes, the contest, My Story “Who am I”, is for you! Click here to find out more about the contest.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=taVSFrlJvMY The above video is a mass demonstration of Wushu basic movements by athletes from China. Along with the commentary, the video explains to the viewers about the importance of foundation training in Wushu.
We are left with one last week before the June holiday ends! Just like most students, the Martial House coaches took the opportunity to take a short break before the start of the new academic semester! With the objective of strengthening bonds, the staff of Martial House were away for a company retreat from 16 to 19 June 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand! The Martial House staff was privileged to stay in Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia, for accommodation. From the rooms, one would be mesmerize by the magnificent view of the beautiful capital of Thailand. Besides shopping, the Martial House team took time to visit popular landmarks such as the Floating Market and Four-Faced Buddha to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the country. Through these experiences, the coaches are reminded of the importance of cultural preservation which is highly relevant to the field of Wushu, given that the Chinese martial art is considered both a traditional and modern sport today. Though it was a short 4 day 3 night staff retreat, the Martial House coaches are indeed grateful for the fully sponsored trip! A big thank you to Martial House and Managing Director, Mr. Leo Wen Yeow!
Parents & Students of Martial House, Kindly note that: 1. No Wushu Class on 17 & 19 June 2015 The Martial House Staff will be away from 16 to 19 June 2015 for a company retreat. As such, there is NO Wushu class at: a. Beatty Secondary School Indoor Sports Hall on 17 June 2015 (Wednesday) b. Hong Wen School Indoor Sports Hall on 19 June 2015 (Friday) Lessons will resume on 24 & 26 June 2015 respectively. 2. Beatty Saturday Class on 20 June 2015 will be Conducted at Kampong Ubi Community Club As renovation works are still ongoing, Wushu class at Beatty Secondary School Indoor Sports Hall on 20 June 2015 (Saturday) will be conducted at Kampong Ubi Community Club Level 3 Roof Terrace instead. 3. Change of Coaches for Wushu Day Camp Session C Kindly note that the coaches-in-charge for Martial House @ Katong Wushu Day Camp Session C (23 to 25 June 2015) have been changed to Coach Wan GuangYao Eric & Coach Jeremy Tan. If you have any queries, kindly send them via email to [email protected].
https://youtube.com/watch?v=sgv_9nJOeqw An inspiring video by MILO Thailand which all parents can relate to. A big thank you to all parents for the continuous support you have given to our athletes.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NgZqtDYC-9Y Missed the exhilarating aerial performance by the Martial House Star, Koh Hao Xuan during “Act 2: Imagination” of the 28th SEA Games Opening Ceremony? Watch the video above now! Can you spot Austin Chong among the leads and the Martial Stars among those in the Blood Ship?
The young stars of Martial House have been featured on various media outlets once again! Firstly, Star Award winner Damien Teo Zhi Hao was featured on today’s edition of Lianhe Zaobao. In the article, Damien was named one of the most promising young talents in Singapore’s entertainment industry. The article further discusses about the longevity of these young talents in the industry. Secondly, Damien’s fellow school and Wushu team mate, Koh Hao Xuan was featured on a MediaCorp Channel U television “World This Week” on 5 June 2015. In the programme, Hao Xuan was interview for his aerial performance during the 28th SEA Games 2015 Opening Ceremony. Click here to watch the video.
After attaining the gold medal in the Men’s and Women’s Optional Changquan in the 28th SEA Games, Martial House Stars Yong Yi Xiang & Zoe Mui were featured on various newspapers. Wushu Daze has consolidated some of the news articels here for your reading pleasure: 1. The New Paper, page 12 of the sports section on 7 June 2015. 2. The Sunday Times, page 46 of the Sport section on 7 June 2015. 3. Lianhe Zaobao, page 17 of the sports section on 7 June 2015. 4. The New Paper, page 17 of the Sports section on 8 June 2015. 5. The Straits Times, page B21 of the Sport section on 8 June 2015. 6. Lianhe Zaobao, page 14 of the Sports section on 8 June 2015.
Yesterday was the last day of the 28th SEA Games Wushu competition and the athletes from Team Singapore have performed outstandingly well by attaining a total of 2 Gold & 2 Silver medals! The medallists for day 3 are: Women’s Optional Taijijian Valerie Wee Ling En – Silver Men’s Optional Taijiquan Lee Tze Yuan – Gold Men’s Compulsory Taijiquan Samuel Tan Wei Han – Silver Men’s Duel Event – Barehand Fung Jin Jie, Tan Xiang Tian & Tay Wei Sheng – Gold Clik here to view the results of the competition. As such, the Wushu competition of the 28th SEA Games has concluded with Singapore topping the medal standings with a grand total of 6 Gold, 3 Silver & 3 Bronze medals! It was definitely an emotional night for all the athletes who have trained hard for the months. It is no wonder that team captain, Lee Tze Yuan teared during the victory ceremony. Once again, congratulations to all athletes! Wushu Daze would like to make a special dedication to Team Singapore Wushu athlete, Fung Hui Xin. Just one week before the competition, Hui Xin tore an anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. As such, she could not compete in all four of her events, including the Women’s Duel Event – Weapons, in this SEA Games. Let’s all wish Hui Xin a speedy recovery and look forward to her return back on the Wushu arena again soon! Catch day 3 of the Wushu competition on YouTube via Sport Singapore channel. Part 1: https://youtube.com/watch?v=vQg0UOfDk0A Part 2: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zxqUfupmgVU