It was indeed a fun and enjoyable night at MHQ on 12 September 2016 as the Martial House family celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival together! This year, we celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with our very own in-house carnival where festival goers were required to play games at the various booths to accumulate points to exchange for prizes! Martial House would like to specially thank Coach Yannie & Coach Wei Kai for designing the games at the booths which brought so much joy to everyone! Besides the carnival, we were privileged to have with us the Face Changing and Diabolo performers who delivered a series of spectacular performances which further hyped up the atmosphere! Also, Martial House would like to thank Auntie Catherine, mother of Tay Yu Xuan, for the beautiful balloon sculptures! With the successful conclusion of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, do look forward to our upcoming events for more fun and excitement!
On 11 September 2016, Martial House & Chinatown Point jointly organised the first-ever Wushu Stars Contest! The contest aims to provide young participants with a platform to perform on stage and showcase their talents and creativity in Wushu. It was an honour to have award-winning Getai celebrity Lee Pei Fen with us as the emcee for the contest. Also, we were privileged to have 3 distinguished guests as judges for the contest. They were: Former National Youth Team Athlete & 2-time Star Awards Young Talent Award Winner: Damien Teo Former Team Singapore Wushu athlete & Renowned Artistic Choreographer: Gordon Choy Former Team Singapore Wushu athlete & National Wushu Judge: Leo Rui Yan There were 2 categories for the contest. Group A for those aged 8 years and below as well as Group B for those aged 12 and below. Participants wore their own distinct outfit, ranging from cartoon characters to superheroes, to showcase their self-choreographed routines, making each performance item unique and fun! Congratulations to the following participants for emerging as winners for the contest: Group A, aged 8 years and below Champion: Trophy + Samsung Galaxy Tab A A10 – Kenchi Neo 1st Runner-Up: Trophy + $200 UNIQLO Gift Card A11 – Sylvan Ong 2nd Runner-Up: Trophy + $100 UNIQLO Gift Card A7 – Xavier Wong Merit Award: Medal + $20 UNIQLO Gift Card each A3 – Shayne Ong A4 – Fritz Goh A14 – Lucas Teo A15 – Khrishwin A19 – Jeremiah Khor Group B, aged 12 years and below Champion: Trophy + Samsung Galaxy Tab A B11 – Joel Ng 1st Runner-Up: Trophy + $200 UNIQLO Gift Card B7 – Zachary Wong 2nd Runner-Up: Trophy + $100 UNIQLO Gift Card B5 – Jalvier Ong Merit Award: Medal + $20 UNIQLO Gift Card each B1 – Royson Yu B2 – Aatavius Kaden Ng B4 – Tang Jian Ming B6 – Felix Ng B10 – Karl Leong To most participants, it was their first time performing a solo act on stage. It was commendable that they managed to overcome their fear to step out of their comfort zone to perform in front of a large crowd! Well done kids! Our Martial House Wushu Stars were also present to deliver a spectacular performance which won the applause of the audiences. They were: 1. Seow Wei Kai 2. Wang Choon Hai 3. Justin Low 4. Melissa Mak 5. Ng Shinn 6. Ng Yu Ninn 7. Leo Yi Long 8. Ng Ghing Hung 9. Joel Ng 10. Devni Chamodya Kaluarachchi The first edition of the Wushu Stars Contest has successful come to an end. Martial House would like to thank our partner, Chinatown Point for co-organising this event and our sponsors for the amazing goodie bags and prizes. Not forgetting the participants and parents for their active involvement as well as our Martial House staff for their hard work and effort to make this contest a great success!
The Martial House Wushu Seminar is back by popular demand! To provide students and parents with a better understanding of the Wushu landscape in Singapore, the Martial House team will be conducting the seminar for the second time! This time round, there will be 2 seminar sessions, each catering to different groups of athletes. Kindly refer to the details below. Martial House Wushu Seminar Venue: MHQ Date: 12 September 2016, Monday Session A (For New Students & Beginners) Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm 1. Opening Address by Martial House Managing Director, Mr. Leo Wen Yeow 2. The Wushu Landscape in Singapore by Martial House Operations & Training Director, Mr. Wan GuangYao Eric 3. Martial House, Your Trusted Partner by Martial House Sales & Marketing Director, Mr. Timothy Chan Kim Wee Session B (For Competitive Athletes) Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm 1. Opening Address by Martial House Managing Director, Mr. Leo Wen Yeow 2. What Should I Know About the New Wushu Judging System? by Martial House Operations & Training Director, Mr. Wan GuangYao Eric 3. The Importance of an Athlete’s Image by Martial House Managing Director, Mr. Leo Wen Yeow 4. Achieving the Best with Martial House by Martial House Sales & Marketing Director, Mr. Timothy Chan Kim Wee Even though admission to the seminar is free, there are limited seats for each session! Hurry register now to avoid disappointment! Click here to register for Session A of the Martial House Wushu Seminar. Click here to register for Session B of the Martial House Wushu Seminar. For further queries, kindly send them via email to [email protected]
1. Wushu Day Camp A day camp for new practitioners and/or beginners where they will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of Wushu, to better understand and appreciate the cultural art and sport. During the 2 full days, besides improving their strength, flexibility and coordination, participants will also learn about martial morality, the guiding principles behind Wushu. Venue MHQ Date Session A: 30 – 31 May 2016 Session B: 2 – 3 June 2016 Time 9:00am – 6:00pm Price Star Card Member: $198.00 (1 session) Non-Star Card Member: $220.00 (1 session) 2. Intensive Training The Intensive Training is specially catered to Wushu athletes who are preparing for competitions at both national and international levels to improve their technical knowledge and skills. Venue MHQ Date Changquan: 6, 8, 10, 14 & 16 June 2016 Nanquan & Taijiquan: 7, 9, 13, 15, 17 June 2016 Time AM Session: 9:00am – 12:00pm PM Session: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Price Star Card Member: $360.00 (2 sessions) / $198.00 (1 session) Non-Star Card Member: $400.00 (2 sessions) / $220.00 (1 session) If you have any queries about our holiday programmes, feel free to contact Timothy via email at [email protected]
On 27 February 2016, De Wu Pugilistic Association conducted its first belt grading examination of the year. More than 120 students across the various training locations in Singapore, including community centres and schools, gathered at MHQ for the examination. With more than 30 years of establishment, the belt grading system serves as a benchmark for students to set and achieve progressive targets throughout the learning journey. Students who passed the belt grading examination will be awarded with certificates of promotion and proceed on to further improve their skills and learn the next set of required routines for the next belt level, motivating them to reach higher goals. This further enhances the Wushu skills and knowledge of students and encourages them to be more proactive in their learning. Martial House and De Wu Pugilistic Association would like to congratulate all students for completing the examination! Continue to train hard to advance to higher belt levels and at the same time, play a part to promote Wushu as a cultural art and sport across generations!
With the objective to recognise the hard work and valuable contributions of Martial House Stars, the Martial House Chinese New Year (CNY) Performance Crew and Chingay Parade 2016 participants were invited to an exclusive appreciation lunch event on 28 February 2016! After the sumptuous lunch, an award presentation ceremony was held. Firstly, certificates of appreciation by the People’s Association were individually presented to the participants of Chingay Parade 2016. Following, special awards were presented to outstanding performers. The awardees were: Chingay Parade 2016 Special Honorary Mention: Chua Xin Qi Star Participant Award: Eden Cheong Most Valuable Participant: Neville Cheong Character Awards 1. Most Polite: Dhea Tho 2. Most Responsible: Herlyn Loo 3. Most Caring: Amanda Seah 4. Most Helpful: Chua Wen Bin 5. Most Thoughtful: Melissa Mak 6. Most Hardworking: Loh Yan Ping Awardees were each presented with a limited edition Martial House towel while an exclusive G-Shock watch was presented to the recipient of the Special Honorary Mention Award, Chua Xin Qi! A third presentation was then specially held for the Martial House CNY Performance Crew. Five outstanding Martial House Stars were each awarded with a G-Shock watch for their commitment and effort for their active involvement in performances with Martial House throughout the CNY period. The awardees were: CNY Performance Crew Most Valuable Performer: Neville Cheong Best Performance Item: Yap Zheng Yan – Nine Section Whip Most Outstanding Performance Leader: Yap Wei Ren Most Versatile Performer: Nigel Cheong Best Newcomer: Caston Lim Once again, a super big thank you to all Martial House Stars for your active involvement, selfless sacrifices and valuable contributions! Martial House would also like to thank our trusted partner, Hour Boutique (S) Pte Ltd for co-sponsoring the G-Shock watches. If you are a Martial House Star Card member, simply flash your card to to enjoy additional 10% discount for Seiko, Deep Blue & Michel Herbelin watches and/or additional 5% discount for Casio G-Shock watches! Hour Boutique is located at 3 Coleman Street, Peninsula Shopping Centre, #01-31, Singapore 179804. Click here to visit Hour Boutique’s website.
February was indeed a frenzy month for Martial House! Besides the action-packed CNY week and Chingay Parade 2016, the second-half of the month was fulfilling too! 1. Hong Bao Presentation cum Lunar New Year Celebration 2016 (12 February 2016) On 12 February 2016, Martial House was invited to put up a Wushu performance at the Hong Bao Presentation cum Lunar New Year Celebration 2016, organised by the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) and Seacare Manpower Services Pte Ltd, with Mr. Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower as the guest-of-honour. The Martial House Stars who delivered a spectacular performance were: a. Yap Wei Ren b. Jessen Tan c. Ng Teck Hong d. Seow Wei Kai e. Yap Yuan Xin f. Ellie Tay g. Travier Wong h. Joey Boo i. Caston Lim j. Cynthia Tan 2. Chinese New Year Gala 2016 @ Resorts World Sentosa (12 February 2016) After weeks of hard work, the Martial House Stars took on the big stage to perform at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)! A total of 10 performers, led by Martial House choreographers Eric Wan & Gordon Choy, were involved in two items, namely: The Grand Opening Performance a. Yap Zheng Yan b. Yap Wei Ren c. Neville Cheong d. Nigel Cheong Little Monkeys Performance a. Issac Evan Peh b. Joshua Goh c. Shannon Lee d. Devni Chamodya Kaluarachchi e. Xavier Wong f. Benjamin Ong It was indeed a great honour for the Martial House team to work with the creative team and in-house performers from RWS! This was especially for the opening item whereby the Wushu performers showcased their moves in dark with their customised illuminated costumes and weapons! 3. Whampoa Chinese New Year Celebration 2016 (12 February 2016) On the same evening, the students from the Wushu team of Hong Wen School were invited to perform at a CNY dinner event at Kallang Community Club. Under the guidance of Martial House Coach Timothy Chan and the teachers, a total of 18 student performers put up an impressive Wushu performance that won the applauses of the audiences! After the performance, it was a great pleasure for the team to snap a picture with Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) & MP for Jalan Besar GRC (Whampoa), who was the guest-of-honour for the evening. 4. The Sheng Siong Show – Season Finale (20 February 2016) 20 February 2016 marks the season finale of the Sheng Siong Show. Over the past weeks, the Martial House Stars have been part of the lucky draw segment under the guidance of the coaches, Jessen Tan & Seow Wei Kai. They were: a. Leo Yi Long b. Desmond Ong c. Tok Ee Chern d. Tristan Yeo Martial House would like to thank the organisers for having us to be part of the show! Not forgetting the parents who have been accompanying these kids for their rehearsals and performances, a big thank you for your time, effort and dedication! Hope that this experience was a memorable one for all! 5. Wushu Performance @ Thomson Plaza (21 February 2016) Once again, the Martial House Stars were back to display some of their impressive moves for the shopper at Thomson Plaza! The performers were: a. Emily Sin b. Yap Zhen Yan c. Leo Yi Long d. Travier Wong e. Caston Lim This performance also marked the end of the CNY 2016 series. If you would like to engage Martial House for performances, kindly send your queries via email to [email protected]
In view of the upcoming National Inter-School Wushu Championships 2016, Martial House will be organising the Martial House Mock Wushu Competition 2016. The mock competition serves as a platform for students to be better-prepared for the actual inter-school championships. The Martial House Mock Wushu Competition 2016 will be held on 5 March 2016 (Saturday) for Primary School Students (Junior & Senior Divisions) and 12 March 2016 (Saturday) for Secondary School and Junior College Students (A, B & C Divisions) at MHQ from 1:00pm onwards. Below are some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by students, parents and teachers: 1. Where is MHQ located? 115 Eunos Avenue 3 #05-02 Singapore 409830 2. For whom is this mock competition for? The first mock competition on 5 March 2016 is for primary school students (from both ‘Junior’ & ‘Senior’ divisions). The second mock competition on 12 March 2016 is for secondary school & junior college students (from ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ divisions). 3. Do I have to pay to participate in the mock competition? No fees will be charged to Martial House students as this is an event organised by the Martial House coaches and staff to help students better-prepare for the upcoming National Inter-School Wushu Championships. 4. Must the participants wear their costumes? Though it is optional, participants are strongly encouraged to wear their costumes, especially for students competing for the first time. 5. What time will the mock competition starts? Students are to report at 1:00pm for a short briefing and warm-ups. The first event will start at 2.00pm. 6. What is the events sequence for the mock competition? 1. 3 Duan Changquan 2. 5 Duan Changquan 3. 1st International Changquan 4. 3 Duan Nanquan 5. 5 Duan Nanquan 6. 1st International Nanquan 7. 4 Duan Broadsword 8. 5 Duan Broad Sword 9. 1st International Broadsword 10. 4 Duan Sword 11. 5 Duan Sword 12. 1st International Sword 13. 1st International Nandao 14. 24-Style Taijiquan 15. 42-Style Taijiquan 16. 4 Duan Cudgel 17. 5 Duan Cudgel 18. 1st International Cudgel 19. 4 Duan Spear 20. 5 Duan Spear 21. 1st International Spear 22. 1st International Nangun 23. 32-Style Taijijian 24. 42-Style Taijijian 25. Group Quanshu 26. Group Weapon To register for the event, kindly send the following details to Timothy via email to [email protected]: a. Name of Participant b. Competition Division c. Competition Event(s) Also, if you have any further queries, kindly contact Timothy.
Once again, Martial House is privileged to be part of the national event, Chingay Parade! The parade is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia! This year, Martial House was involved in a variety of segments include the pre-parade and the main show segments. During the pre-parade segment, the dynamic twin brothers, Nigel & Neville Cheong wore the LED costumes and flew up the night sky to deliver an aerial performance with flags. The aerial act may seem graceful and easy but in fact, it requires a lot of strength and coordination especially when the wind is much stronger at the top. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Irx8_IarsJg Besides the pre-parade, the twins, along with the other participants from Martial House, were also part of the third segment, “Friendship all over the World”. In the segment, the participants collaborated with the performers from Fujian Song and Dance Theatre to present the magnificent act “The Dream of Maritime Silk Road”! The item was made possible by the artistic directors, including Gordon Choy, Kevan Cheah and Xue Yong Zhi from Martial House, as well as various behind-the-scene warriors who have worked hard to coordinate the performance! During the “250 Big Sisters Celebrate Chinese New Year” act in second segment, “Sun Wu Kong” made an appearance. Do you know that the “Sun Wu Kong” was actually Martial House Choreographer & Artistic Director, Gordon Choy! His cheeky rendition of “Sun Wu Kong” has indeed brought fun and laughter to the audiences! Chingay Parade 2016 was indeed a fun and exciting journey for the Martial House family! Martial House would like to thank all participants, parents and coaches for the effort and dedication to make this performance a success! If you have missed Chingay Parade 2016, click here to watch it on Toggle.
Kindly refer to the following details for the upcoming De Wu Pugilistic Association Belt Grading Examination. Venue: MHQ, 115 Eunos Avenue 3 #05-02 Singapore 409839 Date: 27 February 2016, Saturday Reporting Time: 4:15pm (for Registration) Start Time: 5:00pm (for White Belt) & 6:00pm (for Green-White Belt & Above) Note: All candidates are required to be in their full uniform with the De Wu Pugilistic Association logo and belt. Each candidate is also required to bring along 2 passport-size photos. For Martial House Star Card Members, kindly bring along the Star Card to enjoy an exclusive discount.