The anticipated annual Taiji Night has finally arrived. This year the Taiji Night 2010 was held on 22 Nov at Toa Payoh Sports For Life Centre. We are honoured to have Master彭修万, Master Ni Yi Zhen and Master 黄月嫦as our Guest-of-Honour.
There was about 150 attendees from various Master Chong’s training centres, including Toa Payoh Sports For Life Centre, Sports for Life Centre, Bukit Gombak Stadium, Bishan CC, California Fitness Centre Orchard club, Block 255 Kim Keat Avenue.
The night kicked off with a sumptuous buffet dinner and screening of video clips created by our own instructor, Ng Wai Ling. The video clips shows training at various centre, as well as old film clips of Great Grand Master鄭曼青and Grand Master 黄性贤.
Master Chong gave an opening speech and expounded on the following characteristics: 静, 沉, 松, 轻 and 灵 (relating to: stillness, rooted, relax and yet alert, sensitivity, agility) which all Taiji Quan practitioner should aim to achieve regardless of styles they learn. To better understand these principles of Taiji Quan, please refer to Taiji Quan Body of Knowledge by Rennie Chong and George Loo.
The performance of the night begin with a Yang Style Taiji sword routine performed by our newly certified instructor 曾剑宏.
Performances by our honourable guests: Chen Style Taiji fan routine by Master 黄月嫦 , Chen Style Taiji first routine by Master 彭修万.
Group performance: 鄭子Taiji by students of Toa Payoh Sports For Life Centre, Taiji Soft Strength Ball (performed to the tune of fast oldies music) by lady students from Bishan together with Master Chong.
Solo performance: Basic staff routine by one of Master Chong’s young trainee, Lawrance Koh.
The grand finale was the performance by Master Chong, who executed 鄭子Taiji to the tune of fast oldie music, as well as Chinese instrumental music.
During the performance intervals, Master Chong together with the guests of honour also presented certificates to students who had attained beginner, intermediate and instructor level ranking.