It was another action-packed week as Martial House welcomes the Year of the Monkey! The Martial House Stars were involved in a series of performances and events to celebrate the Chinese New Year (CNY). 1. Wushu Performances @ Clementi Mall (30 & 31 January 2016) After impressing the shoppers at Clementi Mall the previous week, the Martial House Stars were back once again for more action! The performers were: 30 January 2016 a. Yap Wei Ren b. Chua Xin Qi c. Melissa Mak d. Toh Xiang Hao e. Eugene Yeo 31 January 2016 a. Ho Lin Ying b. Yap Wei Ren c. Ng Shinn d. Ng Yu Ninn e. Eugene Yeo Photo Credits: Gina Koh 2. Wushu Performances @ Square 2 (31 January & 5 February 2016) The Martial House Stars were back at Square 2 once again to showcase some of their dynamic moves and actions! The Stars included: 31 January 2016 a. Neville Cheong b. Nigel Cheong c. Chua Xin Qi d. Adrian Tan e. Ng Geng Jui f. Travier Wong g. Melvin Tan h. Vanessa Cheong 5 February 2016 a. Ho Lin Ying b. Neville Cheong c. Nigel Cheong d. Leo Yi Long e. Travier Wong f. Koh Hao Xuan g. Caston Lim Blogger Alexander Tan was among the shoppers who caught the Martial House Stars in action. The Stars have left an impression on him that he blogged about the performance. He even managed to film the performance and shared them on his blog! Click here to visit Alexander’s blog. 3. Ushering in the Year of Monkey with Avnet – IBM – Lenovo (2 February 2016) On 2 February 2016, Martial House was invited to perform in a corporate event “Ushering in the Year of Monkey with Avnet – IBM – Lenovo”. A stage collaboration between the Wushu & Face Changing performances was specially arranged which served as an energetic opening to the event! The performers were: a. Seow Wei Kai b. Yap Zheng Yan c. Yap Yuan Xin d. Ellie Tay e. Caston Lim f. Ng Teck Hong g. Jessen Tan h. Timothy Chan i. Wan GuangYao 4. Cultural Exchange Programme with Japanese Students (3 & 4 February 2016) On 3 & 4 February 2016, Martial House collaborated with Pho Leng Lion Dance Instruction Centre to conduct a Cultural Exchange Programme for a group of Japanese students. Upon arrival, the students were first greeted by the ambassadors through a dynamic performance. Following, the students were introduced to the Chinese traditional and cultural art of Wushu and Lion Dance through an interactive hands-on session facilitated by the ambassadors. The ambassadors from Martial House were: 3 February 2016 a. Ellie Tay b. Yap Yuan Xin c. Travier Wong d. Clement Soo e. Caston Lim 4 February 2016 a. Ng Teck Hong b. Ellie Tay c. Yap Yuan Xin d. Clement Soo e. Caston Lim Photo Credits: Ng Teck Hong 5. CNY Celebration @ Stamford American International School (5 February 2016) For the 4th consecutive year, Martial House and Stamford American International School (SAIS) collaborated to deliver a series of spectacular performances for the students, parents and teachers to celebrate the lunar new year. Besides the traditional Lion & Dragon Dance, there were Chinese Plate Spinning Acrobat, Diabolo (a.k.a. Chinese Yoyo) and Wushu performances. The Martial House Stars who performed for the Wushu segment were: a. Damien Teo b. Neville Cheong c. Ellie Tay d. Yap Yuan Xin e. Travier Wong f. Clement Soo g. Koh Hao Xuan h. Caston Lim Photo Credits: Leo Wen Yeow 6. Heineken Got Talent (5 February 2016) On 5 February 2016, the Martial House LED Modern Lions were invited to be part of the opening segment of the “Heineken Got Talent” event. In collaboration with the traditional lion dance team, the performers delivered an electrifying performance! Kudos to the performers from Martial House: a. Ng Teck Hong b. Caston Lim c. Shawn Tan d. Dayton Leem 7. CNY Celebration @ Orchard Hotel Singapore (7 February 2016) To hype up the festive mood and enhance the dining experience at Orchard Hotel Singapore, the God of Fortune & Lucky Monkey from Martial House were invited to share their new year blessings with the guests. Besides the mascots, booths were set up to provide guests with CNY-related souvenirs such as the traditional dough figurines and Chinese fans with customised auspicious greetings calligraphed on them. 8. Lion Dance Cai Qing @ Comms Square Creative Pte Ltd (10 February 2016) The Lion Dance troupe from Martial House was invited to the office of Comms Square Creative Pte Ltd for a Cai Qing performance. “Cai Qing” (a.k.a. “plucking the greens”) is a homonym for “wealth and fortune” whereby the lion(s) will dance to approach to “eat” and then “spit” the green vegetables and oranges. The act is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the business. If you would like to engage Martial House for performances, kindly send your queries via email to [email protected].
On 13 November 2015, the Martial House LED Modern Lion Dance troupe was invited to be part of the opening performance at HSBC’s Dinner & Dance event. Along with the lion dance troupe from Pho Leng Lion Dance Instruction Centre and the staff of HSBC Singapore, a spectacular performance was delivered to the 1,800 guests present at the event! It was a coincidence that one of the fellow Martial House seniors, Melvyn Li, was part of the opening performance too! As a staff of HSBC, Melvyn was part of the surprise segment of the opening performance where his showcased some of his Wushu moves! Martial House would like to thank HSBC Singapore for having the modern lion dance troupe to be part of the event and congratulation on the successful D&D!
Over the past weeks, while students were busy studying for their examinations, Martial House was actively involved in a series of activities. Let’s take a look at what the Martial House team has been up to! During Mid-Autumn Festival, Martial House was invited to perform at three different events. As such, under the lead of the Martial House coaches, three groups of performers set off to three different locations to put up an action-packed Wushu performance. Martial House “The Young Wushu Warriors” @ Mid-Autumn Festival Event 2015 https://youtube.com/watch?v=qzTFgdzUwCc The performers were: Group 1 – Led by Coach Wang Kai Ting: a. Zachary Ng b. Austin Chong c. Berlynn Ng d. Douglas Leow e. Joelle Ho Group 2 – Led by Coach Wan GuangYao Eric: a. Chan Jun Wen b. Koh Yu Shan c. Jeffrey Tan d. Lim En Chang e. Joey Boo f. Lim Wu Cong Group 3 – Led by Coach Jessen Tan: a. Kingston Chua b. Seow Wei Kai c. Shawn Tan d. Bryan Wong e. Reyes Teh f. Galvin Thor Besides the Wushu performers, the Martial House Traditional & Modern Lion Dance Troupe was also active during the recent weeks as the troupe was invited to perform in two major events. Firstly, the opening ceremony of Claymore Connect, a new mall on Claymore Road, linked to Orchard Road via Orchard Hotel. Secondly, Sembcorp celebration dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sembcorp’s utilities business. Martial House would like to congratulate both Claymore Connect & Sembcorp for achieving their respective milestones! The Martial House team has also successfully concluded its Wushu seminar sessions and the response from parents and students were positive and encouraging! A big thank you to all who attended the seminar. Hope the seminar has provided you with a better understanding of the Wushu landscape in Singapore! With the mission to promote Wushu as a cultural art and sport across generations, Martial House has developed a wide range of programmes for students to better appreciate the Chinese martial art. It was a privilege for Martial House to conduct an introductory workshop at Radin Mas Primary School, Greendale Secondary School and Jurongville Secondary School where students were introduced to Wushu through interactive presentations and hands-on activities. The students from Teck Ghee Primary School also had a whale of a time with Martial House through the fun and engaging Wushu aerobics programme! https://youtu.be/V1R-AbNAUMo The past weeks were definitely fulfilling for Martial House! However, the fun does not end here. There are many more fun and exciting activities prepared by the Martial House team, especially during the year-end holidays! Stay tuned to Wushu Daze to find out more! If you are interested to engage Martial House for performances and/or to find out more about its workshops and programmes, do send your queries via email to [email protected].
Earlier today, the Martial House Happy Lions & God Of Fortune made an appearance at The ERA Home Explorer Gem Awards which was held at SCAPE! The audiences were hyped up the moment the Happy Lions started dancing and when the God of Fortune made his entrance! Martial House would like to congratulate ERA Home Explorer for the successful event and thank you for having us!
On the 5 & 6 February 2015, a group of Japanese students joined Martial House in an exchange programme. During these two days, the Japanese students got to learn more about Wushu and the Chinese Lion Dance. Their day started with a Wushu performance by five Martial House Stars: 1. Samuel Tan 2. Yap Wei Ren 3. Jasmine Tan 4. Huang De Hong 5. Kevan Cheah Following, it was a Lion Dance performance by Pho Leng Lion Dance Instruction Centre. After the performance segment, the Japanese students had an interaction session whereby they learnt basic Wushu poses and lion dance steps. The exchange programme ended with a group shot! Martial House is definitely looking forward to conduct more exchange sessions with both locals and foreigners to promote the traditional Chinese culture. If you would like to find out more about our exchange programmes, feel free to contact me via email at [email protected].