MAG Touch Hands.

April 23, 2009

Just in case you are wondering, MAG is acronym for “Martial Arts Gathering”; that’s the name of our event in Penang.

“Touch Hands” refers to the seminar/workshop held the day after the public show and what a blast we had.

Picture this, a group of Hakka, Fukien/Fuzhou and Cantonese high hands, in a hall expounding their system of fighting.

How do you handle close range techniques, kicks and ground fighting; one day was really not sufficient.

Not when you got

  •          Sifu Liu Chang I – Feeding Crane
  •          Sifu Cheong Cheng Loong – Hakka Phoenix-Eye
  •          Sifu Ruan Duan – Whooping Crane
  •          Sifu Teo Choon Teck – Grand Ancestor
  •          Sifu Li To Shen – Hakka Boxing
  •          Sifu Liew Joon Mew – Chu Gar Praying Mantis
  •          Sifu Ku Choy Wah – Ban Chung Wing Chun
  •          Sifu Tony Yap – Yip Kin Wing Chun
  •          Sensei Russ Smith – Okinawa Goju Ryu

 

Walking participants through the intricacies of their respective art form; this is the potion of “MAG 2007” that, to me, represent a “first” – the wealth of TCMA knowledge and collectively few hundred years’ experience under one roof is just beyond words.

I am fully conscious of the current hard time and putting on another show is chancy.

But in the words of my late Sifu and I know it sounds like a cliché, tough times don’t last.

Tough people do.

And all the Sifus I named are as tough as they come.

If not tougher.

Getting them together again, I think, is not that tough   🙂

mrta-0929wmSifu Liu Chang I – Feeding Crane Taiwan

mrta-0931wmSifu Cheong Cheng Loong – Hakka Phoenix-Eye 

mrta-0970wm       Sifu Ruan Duan – Whooping Crane

mrta-1056wm     Sifu Teo Choon Teck – Grand Ancestor

mrta-1077wm         Sifu Li To Shen – Hakka Boxing

mrta-1066wm        Sifu Liew Joon Mew – Chu Gar Praying Mantis

mrta-1071wm     Sifu Ku Choy Wah – Ban Chung Wing Chun

mrta-1050wm        Sifu Tony Yap – Yip Kin Wing Chun

mrta-1095wm     Sensei Russ Smith – Okinawa Goju Ryu


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