Action-Packed CNY Week with the Martial House Stars!

57c395474677e50752de508259d2822a 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) FullSizeRender-6 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 IMG_0498 31 January 2016 a. Ho Lin Ying b. Yap Wei Ren c. Ng Shinn d. Ng Yu Ninn e. Eugene Yeo FullSizeRender-7 Photo Credits: Gina Koh 2. Wushu Performances @ Square 2 (31 January & 5 February 2016) FullSizeRender-9 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 IMG_0535 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 FullSizeRender-10 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) IMG_0550 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) IMG_0603-1 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. a983bfbe2b04eeb37deb92981dc8fabe 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 b0409aa619878b4d6e34c25ffd1317a8 4 February 2016 a. Ng Teck Hong b. Ellie Tay c. Yap Yuan Xin d. Clement Soo e. Caston Lim IMG_0612 Photo Credits: Ng Teck Hong 5. CNY Celebration @ Stamford American International School (5 February 2016) c122b013785b6164631b8574efeb13d5 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. a582b94afd29e3d396b9c16928ed2a29 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 c29f8390278340360984f77484e51008 Photo Credits: Leo Wen Yeow 6. Heineken Got Talent (5 February 2016) IMG_0640 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 IMG_0643 7. CNY Celebration @ Orchard Hotel Singapore (7 February 2016) dfb40676d8777b209eb028f1fc4c1bb7 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. 24363630ff96eb21b2c6c452753af192 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. dc56fe0c526890bab4b482d54c94601c “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].

Martial House @ HSBC D&D 2015

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!

[Updated] Recent Happenings @ Martial House

FullSizeRender (56) 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! FullSizeRender (57) 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 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 FullSizeRender (55) 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 FullSizeRender (54) 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 IMG_7366 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. IMG_7351 Firstly, the opening ceremony of Claymore Connect, a new mall on Claymore Road, linked to Orchard Road via Orchard Hotel. FullSizeRender (58) 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! IMG_7368 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! IMG_7369 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. FullSizeRender (1) 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. FullSizeRender (59)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! 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! IMG_7370 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].

Happy Lions with ERA!

IMG_0921 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! IMG_0931 The audiences were hyped up the moment the Happy Lions started dancing and when the God of Fortune made his entrance! IMG_0937 Martial House would like to congratulate ERA Home Explorer for the successful event and thank you for having us!

Martial House Exchange with the Japanese

IMG_0378 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. IMG_0379 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 IMG_0380 IMG_0377 Following, it was a Lion Dance performance by Pho Leng Lion Dance Instruction Centre. IMG_0376 After the performance segment, the Japanese students had an interaction session whereby they learnt basic Wushu poses and lion dance steps. IMG_0383 IMG_0372 IMG_0382 IMG_0374 IMG_0385 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. IMG_0384 If you would like to find out more about our exchange programmes, feel free to contact me via email at [email protected].