“Standing on the podium was a great honour, watching my flag being raised up was a memorable moment of my life.” Indeed, 23 September 2014 is a day which Team Singapore athlete, Tan Yan Ni, will never forget as she attained the Bronze medal in the Women’s Changquan Event at the Incheon Asian Games 2014! Catch the full competition video for the Women’s Changquan Event below. Yan Ni’s performance starts from 21:30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7ygn88lUA This Bronze medal does not only add on to Singapore’s medal tally but also ended Singapore’s 8-year medal drought for Wushu in the Asian Games since 2006. The last medal attained by a Singaporean in Asian Games for Wushu was former Team Singapore athlete, Goh Qiu Bin, when he attained a Bronze medal in the Men’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events. Martial House Stars, Yong Yi Xiang and Samuel Tan, have also done well in this Asian Games. Yi Xiang came in 5th in the Men’s Changquan Event with a score of 9.55 while Samuel came in 11th Men’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events. http://youtu.be/zGWYhwhQUNo Below are the consolidated results of Team Singapore Wushu athletes: 1. Women’s Changquan Event – Tan Yan Ni (Bronze – 3rd) 2. Women’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events – Vera Tan (4th) 3. Men’s Changquan – Yong Yi Xiang (5th) 4. Women’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events – Valerie Wee (7th) 5. Men’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events – Lee Tze Yuan (8th) 6. Men’s Combined Taijiquan & Taijijian Events – Samuel Tan (11th) Congratulations to all athletes!
Martial House Stars Yong Yi Xiang and Samuel Tan can be seen in today’s edition of Lianhe Zaobao (17 September 2014)! It can be found on page 11 of the Sport section. Along with Yi Xiang and Samuel, their fellow team mates, Valerie Wee, Vera Tan, Enrica Tan and Lee Tze Yuan will be representing Singapore in the Incheon Asian Games 2014 for Wushu. All the best Team Singapore!
Some of our Martial House Stars have been selected to be part of a local theatre play, Monkey Goes West! Catch our Martial House Stars in Monkey Goes West at Victoria Theatre from 21 November 2014 to 13 December 2014 as they been rehearsing hard for the play! Click here to find out more about the play, Monkey Goes West. Credits: Wan GuangYao Eric
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr6cUu4WX6A A short yet astonishing Nanquan demonstration by SEA Champion, Kevan Cheah, who is now a Coach in Martial House! Credits: Yap Zheng Yan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5uPpPQK3hU A very interesting video done by students from Maris Stella High School (MSHS), featuring former Team Singapore Wushu athlete, Ms Tao Yi Jun and her students! Ms Tao is currently a Physics teacher in MSHS. This video has even captured the media attention that it is featured on The Straits Times Communities. Click here to view the online post.
Martial House Wushu Class at Beatty Secondary School (Sports Hall) is held on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
The coaches taking this training session now are:
1. Leo Wen Yeow
Coach Wen Yeow is a the Managing Director of Martial House. He was also a former Team Singapore athlete. Students who are training Wushu competitively will be under his charge. Coach Wen Yeow has groomed and nurtured many Wushu talents, including Zoe Mui, who has recently attained 2 Silver medals at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Wushu Tournament!
2. Kevan Cheah
SEA Games Champion, Coach Kevan, will be coaching students who are preparing for inter-school & national competitions. Students who are focusing on Nanquan routines will also be under him as Nanquan is his forte. Even though it has been less than a year Coach Kevan has joined Martial House, he has trained up numerous outstanding students, including Chua Xin Qi, who has attained 2 Silver medals at the National Wushu & Sanda Championships 2014 recently.
3. Jessen Tan
Students who are new to Wushu will be coached by Coach Jessen. Coach Jessen has been a Wushu practitioner since young. As such, he has been developing his knowledge for both competitive and traditional Wushu extensively. With his warm personality, Coach Jessen is able to help new students adapt to new environments quickly and eventually motivate them to become more confident individuals.
After revamping the Beatty Wednesday Wushu Class, both new and experienced students may now choose to attend this training session!
If you would like to enquire about the Beatty Wednesday Wushu Class, kindly drop an email to [email protected]