Sifu Chua faithfully lead a team of his students to our HQ in Changle, China to attend the annual ceremonial students induction to the lineage of Fujian Traditional Wing Chun Kuen.
This time round, Sifu Chua personally represented the Singapore branch of the Fujian Traditional Wing Chun Kuen and perform at the ceremonial night celebration. Our Sigung Joseph Cheng was so delighted by Sifu Chua's personal participation that he went up to the stage to express his jubilation!
As usual we always add a leg of China's exploration after the ceremony. This year, we embark on the trail of Wudangshan, 武当山。
Sifu has invited Sifu Ling who is an expert in Taiji for a friendly exchange at WCKTC. Sifu Ling is also an avid practitioner of Wing Chun, while also a renowned Osteopathic Physician with a clicnic of his own.
Sifu Ling brought his students and along with 2 other Taiji masters who are also teaching Taiji. WCKTC students who attended the Exchange had a great time learning and testing their skills with Sifu Ling's team.
The exchange session ended on a high note where everyone was reluctant to leave until there is an intention to plan for the next session. Thank you Sifu! Thank you Sifu Ling and your great team!
More than 50 students attended the Sifu Chua's commemorative 70th birthday celebration at the signature restaurant in SIA Club. Every students extended their unique heartfelt gesture in congratulating Sifu Chua for crossing the milestone of 70 years old. and all look forward for more guidance from Sifu Chua's robust knowledge and rich experience whether in martial art or the 正中 way of life.
These precious photos were taken in the dressing room of the London Palladium (1979 to 1981) when Sifu Chua Kah Joo was a young lad participating in the King & I musical. He was sparring with Frankie, a fellow theatre actor and Wing Chun Kuen practitioner.
Backstory: Sifu Chua Kah Joo was a ballerina before he learnt and taught Wing Chun Kuen. He involved himself in theatrical performances for a good 17 years before founding Wing Chun Martial Arts Academy in England.