On the 23rd of April 2008, we had a pleasant visit from Master Peter Wong (7th Dan) from Perth, Australia. Being a friend of our Chief Instructor, Mr. Daniel Sng, he will always try to drop by for a visit whenever he is in Singapore.
Remembering the last time when he visited us a year ago, he took the effort to conduct a class for the Island Taekwon-Do Centre members. This time round, despite a short visit, he still offered us much insight of Taekwon-Do.
Master Wong took the liberty to explain the theories of Taekwon-Do, that the martial art is not just about kicking and punching but more importantly, character building & moulding. He even answered questions from the members. There was a significant question that was posed to him, “Now that you are 7th Dan, is there anything else to learn about Taekwon-Do?” Quoting Master Wong, “Everyday, I’m learning something new from students and my instructors. The only time a person stops learning is when he/she is ‘six feet under’!”
The in-depth meaning behind his words is that there is no time in a person’s life that he/she should stop learning. Even as of a Master’s level, Master Wong is continuously upgrading himself, setting himself as an example to his students. To do that, you need to have perseverance.
Taking that into mind, our students had the benefit of learning from him, both from the physical lessons and the theoretical ones. With that, on behalf of members of Island Taekwon-Do Centre, I would like to thank Master Peter Wong for his recent visit to ITC and Sir for always inviting the masters and senior instructors of Taekwon-Do to ITC! Taekwon!
Written by Mr. Jeremy Tan, 1st Degree Black Belt, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2008
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