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Wushu

Introduction

"Wushu" is the Chinese term for "martial arts" (武 "Wu" = military or martial, 術 "Shu" = art). Wushu has evolved and developed from traditional Chinese martial arts into an athletic and aesthetic performance and competitive sport. Speed, difficulty and presentation distinguish wushu's fluid moves, martial arts patterns and manoeuvres (kicks, punches, jumps, sweeps and throws), and Chinese wrestling and grappling techniques.

Wushu CCA was started in 2017 with the aim to nurture the character of our students by focusing on values like respect, humility, diligence and resilience.

Benefits

Wushu has a wide range of benefits. Other than building self-confidence, esteem and concentration, it also has health benefits as follows:

Strength
Wushu builds core and leg muscle strength of our students as they need to hold the right poses when training.

Flexibility
Wushu builds flexibility in our students since body parts such as shoulders, arms, back, wrist, ankles, chest and hips are stretched regularly.

Balance
Our students develop balance by standing on one leg when training and learning how to find their centre of gravity. This allows them to perform quick movements without losing their balance.

Coordination
Hand-eye coordination is improved when our students learn by watching and practising at the same time.

Stamina
Our students develop a strong mind to overcome stress without giving up. It also increases their staying power as they start using their body and mind to accomplish something they did not think it was possible.

Reflexes
Wushu training improves our students’ reflex reaction. It develops naturally as a result of coordination and strength.

Achievements in 2019

Armed with the experience from 2018, 13 students took part in the National School Games Wushu Championships 2019. Three students were awarded the Achievement Pins for finishing top 50% in their category.

Du Bing Xian
4A
13th position, Junior Boys 3-Duan Nanquan (Southern Fist)

Amelia Farrow
4A
11th position, Junior Girls 3-Duan Nanquan (Southern Fist)

Samuel Boo
6B
30th position, Senior Boys 4-Duan Cudgel

NSG Wushu Championship 2019

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Achievements in 2018

Seven of our students took part in the National School Games (NSG) Wushu Championships 2018 for the first time. The students’ unwavering determination, hard work and perseverance received positive comments by the other coaches during the competition. Our students also performed in the school’s Lunar New Year concert, Open House and Prize Giving Day.

Lunar New Year Performance
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