Labor of Luv….

November 13, 2007

I have been to countless CKF shows over the years; occasionally performing but mostly just sitting in the audience  watching and totally oblivious to the time/effort that goes into a staging of a show.


Well, all that has changed after this first foray into building and presenting a 2 hrs TCMA show.


They say the devil is in the details – oooooky, try a whole army of devils then.


Starting from conceptualizing to contacting the participants, talking to appropriate authorities, negotiating with the sponsors, venue owner, travel schedules, accommodation …blah blah blah …. I tell you this is labor of LOVE …. Nothing else explains it, for sure.


Just trying to co-ordinate everyone to turn up for the full-rehearsal was, in itself, a challenge. Local masters need to man their businesses, the Singapore team came in the nick of time, some masters left their hotel rooms to check out friends and the list goes on.


Got a clip here of Sifu Liu Chang I taken during the morning rehearsal; this is one hard-working Sifu.


Working repeatedly to get every nuances right, his “Feeding Crane” became one of the highlights of the entire event.


For me, its pure enjoyment to watch a fellow Crane exponent demonstrating the explosive “short-limb” jin that White Crane kung fu is related to and Sifu Liu takes this to a very high level.


I called Sifu Liu in Taiwan after the show and we spoke about his next year’s seminar/workshop circuit in the States.


Well, this is a high in demand man and I would encourage everyone to attend his sessions.


This man got to been seen to be believed.


Thank you Liu Da Ge…..





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