Tuesday, June 2, 2015

6th International Martial Arts Tournament 2015

It was my first visit to sit inside the Stadium Badminton last weekend. I was there for 2 whole day to give support to my wifey who was participating in the tournament. I sat inside the arena for many hours and remembered the Korea's badminton ace player Lee Yong Dae who had played there too. Years ago, I was very fortunate to sit right beside him on board the Korean Airlines from Seoul to Kuala Lumpur without knowing his name then. I was wondering why so many people jammed the plane's aisle to get his autographs and photos.



1. That morning, VVIPS and participants from 9 countries packed the whole arena. It was an eye opener for me to know that there are probably hundreds of different variations and exercises that come under the Chinese Martial Arts. I am a banana, so my knowledge is almost zero.






2. I enjoyed this solo Lion Dance Performance which was good to thrill the audience with funny prancing steps.






3. I enjoyed the Wushu Martial Arts competition the most as it required excellent stamina and iron bodies to toss themselves all over.




4. I was very surprised to see many senior and veteran participants from Malaysia and overseas. This one was a group of aunties doing the Fan Dance exercise.



5. Many young children took part too. Why am I so lazy?



6. This blue clad participant is from Indonesia who took part in several events including sword play and Tai Chi. I nicknamed her Garuda Queen as she wore plenty of shiny stones all over her hair and attire with heavy make up complete with mascara.



7. Many grandfathers came to participate and moved so gracefully.




8. My wife won a SILVER Medal for her  Solo Tai Chi category.




9. This is her group of Tai Chi Gang who are taking thrice weekly lessons from the China's Wushu Champion Master ~ David Bao. This sifu had won China's National Championship for many years and became a handsome actor eventually. He has moved to KL to teach Tai Chi instead on his father's insistence. The above group bagged a total of 16 Golds, 7 Silvers and 11 Bronze Medals in various categories.




10. I enjoyed watching the young kids from China who performed their Shaolin Martial Arts. Their discipline master was so fierce and always yelled at them besides spanking their heads with the sword! Goodness! Poor kids!



 11. They are so well disciplined like robots in neat rows.


 12. I could see that most of the kids have devoted all their lives to learn the art of self defense in China. Practice Makes Perfection.


13. I always enjoyed watching Chinese Acrobatics in China. Here, they came to KL and I was so delighted.







Hope you enjoyed looking at the photos.


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60 comments:

  1. This's an very interesting event, I thinking of see this kind of martial arts last time, but not this year, it was last year, but end up I lazy to go...

    I love to watch lion dance, it got me very nervous when seeing them pretend wants to fall, in my head was kept on imagine if there fall, what's gonna to happen...until I was even close my eyes for several times, scared to see, but I love it! Hmmm, the fun dance...my secondary school, I'm so miss it...but I now thinking of learn wushu, because the sword is very cool! What?! =.=

    Congrats to your wife, wish I can see her perform on live...... Of coz last but not least, thanks for sharing this and indeed it's very interesting.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes.

      I love to watch lion dance since I was young. I love to watch the old costumed Cantonese Opera shows too! Muahahaha

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    1. Goodness!!! What does Jessie Chung do besides peddling in her own brand of pills? I didn't know she is a martial arts or wushu expert. Amazing!

      Is she your friend too?

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  3. Oh i remember when i was in elementary my mom took me in a Combat Aikido class but i think i lasted for only three weeks LOL..

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    1. I think this Akido is a Japanese art of self defense which do join merge with this Martial Arts of China events. Oh well, you should continue this Akido exercise.

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  4. oh congratulations to your wife.. what kind of martial art is Tai Chi.. is it more of defense too?

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    1. Thanks for your wishes.
      This Tai Chi seems to be a healthy exercise regime instead of self defense as the movement is slow and graceful.

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  5. Congrats to Letchumi, Anay!

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  6. wow, that must be such a meaningful weekend where Anay stayed inside the Stadium Badminton watching Letchumy on Tai Chi and would not even leave his seat even if his stomach was growling angrily and cold sweat dripping from his forehead when the undigested cheesy mutton curry with garlic chappati he ate in the morning rushed furiously down his anal like tsunami wanted to be flushed out, yet Anay squeezed his strong muscle down under to shut the exit temporarily as if he would be able to kill a lizard who gone down his crack with the pressure.. clever Anay did not even shit on his pants!! OMG, hebat~~

    muahahahahaha!!! :D

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    1. Thambee you sounded like you ate LSD!! Muahahaha
      Shit flows from your mouth so naturally and you are always a well polished joker to me.

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  7. hey, where is this Stadium Badminton BTW, the one in Cheras ke?? i see this was The 6th (Singapore) International Martial Arts Tournament 2015, Malaysia.. haiyoh, why one championship there are two neighbouring countries in the title?? which were the 9 countries that participated in this championship?? there wasn't even a single flag being hung in the stadium dei, what a lousy organizer!! and where is the photo of Letchumy in action?? Thambee did not see any at all!! what a lousy photographer!!!

    muahahahahahaha!!! :D

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    1. Your blabber mouth so garang lah, Anay so scared.... **sweats**
      Yeah they didn't hang all the flags up but they paraded the teams out with their individual flags being carried out. This event is not an Olympic level, just a friendly match type so no need all the frills.
      I could not not take photos of Letchumy as my phone was busy shooting videos instead.

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  8. this Letchumi Wife of Anay is indeed a very scary woman!!! she is like an all-rounder, an almighty!! she's like doing EVERYTHING in this world, such an amazing woman that she can have time to multitask, and most important of all, she performs and excels in just ANYTHING she does!! dei, Thambee so salute this lady!! now she bagged a silver medal, when is she going to get into the national Olympic team and then earn the very first Olympic gold medal for our country?? that would earn her a RM1mill as well as a Datuk title dei, Datuk Letchumy and then Anay will be Datin Anay!!!

    muahahahahaha!!! :D

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    1. Thanks for understanding on her scary woman status. Anay himself is amazed that she is like New York City ~ Never Rests!! Yes she has bagged silver this year and her team players bagged several golds as a group. They have all worked hard and well to deserve the medals. Me become a Datin?? Muahahahahaha Phiak your karipap head...

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  9. of course, i would agree with Anay that this international championship will be a real eye-opener, for someone who knows nothing about martial art at all.. all the performances from the participants down to the performers could be so amazing.. even Amitabh Anay Bachchan who is always invincible in all the Bollywood films (who never dies even being knocked by a running truck to fly 500ft into the sky and then fall back onto the ground landing upright on both feet and then continue to shoot all the villains dead, and in the end found out that the girl he deeply falls in love is actually his long lost sister, and that he has actually just killed her father!!!) will want to learn all these actions from them!! no joke, all the martial arts actions are indeed worth learning and to blend into major action movies!!!

    muahahahahaha!!! :D

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    1. You sure sounded like a well versed script writer with repeated same lines.
      Their Chinese styled martial arts and self defense can never look fake like some Bollywood ones.
      You better stop watching them else your head gets poisoned again.

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  10. wow... I am sure my dad will love this! He likes lion dance and acrobatic as well as chinese martial arts competitions. I am not so into these but it's a joy to watch the martial artists moved around in grace and power.

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    1. All the senior veteran Chinese men sure love to watch these Lion Dances and Acrobatic shows. I even love to watch Cantonese Opera shows as this dying art is not easy to master.

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  11. Wah, an eye opener to me wor.. Never been to the Stadium before also, call me jakun, very ashamed to say this.. I know nothing about martial arts in real life, all from the TV only.. Wah, wifey so canggih ka? Participated in the solo tai chi and won silver medal ! Congrats ! This is such an interesting event, TM.. i enjoyed looking at the photos, especially the one with bald kids, hehe.. Looks like my boys..

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    1. That stadium was my first visit too after so many years in operation. It is sadly not well maintained as many broken seats and platforms are all over otherwise their location and size is ideal & superb.
      Oh yes, the bald kids looked like your handsome sons! Next time, your boys will perform while you and hubby can munch pop corns to watch. So shiok!!!

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  12. Congrats to Letchumy for bagging silver medal. Anay must be clapping hands until both palms also swollen.
    I can see Letchumy is so happy in her Tai Chi group.

    How come there is no picture of Letchumy doing her solo Tai Chi? Must be Anay too concentrate watching until forgot to take picture. Or Anay wanted Letchumy to focus, so Anay purposely didn't want to distract Letchumy.

    This achievement is something that you should feel proud of your wife. I know Anay is always proud of Letchumy one. Send my best wishes to Letchumy. She is really amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. I was using my phone to snap her video performances from the start till the end so I had no single shots of photos. Oh yes, she is always making me proud and prouder of her each year with new achievements.

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  13. I never knew Letchumy is a Tai Chi master too! Congrats on winning the silver medal.

    Haih, too bad I gave up practicing after I went to college. Nowadays the only tai chi that I practice are the work politics tai chi >.<

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    1. LOL, last time my work colleague intro to me the work politics tai chi, muahaha

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    2. Muahahaha... what is work politics tai chi? Only happens in Singapore?
      So RG also practised lazy man's tai chi when younger!!! Amazing!
      You must be cool and graceful in movements.
      My wife has certs for bridal make ups, Yoga and many more to roll out soon.

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  14. Good afternoon TM, the weather is so hot here... Sweat, sweat...

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    1. Drink more water and let the Merlion spray water on your head to chill.

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  15. No picture of your wife in the Tai Chi uniform?

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    1. I only took videos! Next time okay........

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  16. Will you be coming to Singapore for the SEA Games?

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    1. SEA Games!!!??? No lah, unless you got free hotel for me to stay.

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  17. Congrats to your wife for the silver medal... great to know she’s a martial artist! Superb coverage on the tournament and I enjoyed checking along with your notes on them. The kids in yellow were seems to be the show stealers.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. Hope that someday they will have this type of tournaments in Chennai.

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  18. wow, congratulations to yr wife, She's so good in her tai chi.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. You can learn this too.

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  19. Congrats to your wife, tai chi is a good exercise

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    1. Thanks for your wishes.
      Yes it will keep one healthy and long life.

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  20. Their wushu moves are so cool, swift and graceful, I also enjoyed watching such performance

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    1. I always love to watch Shaolin's martial arts, Wushu and all the acrobatics! So terrifying and exciting.

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  21. That was interesting and I remember I wanted to take up wushu or taekwondo during my schooling years. But then considering my dad was a breadwinner, a lot of activities I have to give up because we can't expect him to pay so much for us. Ask me to take up now, hmmm....my time most dedicated to the kids already.

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    1. There was once I took part in taekwando, but I don't have stamina and I was like breathless after the taekwando session so it didn't last, I quit shortly after that

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    2. Wah! You both ladies were active when younger. It's a good and healthy sports. Maybe you might consider doing tai chi when you are free.

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  22. Wow! When I saw your post title, I thought you were participating. Sigh! I thought I've a martial art champion blogger friend! Hahaha!

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    1. Oh no.... I feel so paiseh now.. (((((***Shy & hiding***))))))

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  23. Hi! Very interesting post! I have been practicing Tai Ji Quan almost every day. It has been more than 5 years.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Wow!!! I am impressed that you take very good care of your health! Keep it up man.

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  24. LOL! I like your description for the garuda queen, i guess heavy make up does not fit here eh?

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    1. Yeah that Garuda lady was all dolled up and didn't look Chinese styled at all. She won medals too as she was graceful.

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  25. Congrats to your wife! Good that you took time out to be there to witness this important event.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. I always follow her everywhere like an apron.

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  26. Salute & congratz to Letcheahmy Isteri Anay.

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  27. Wow, your wife has done well with a silver medal!

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