Mr Bathi’s visit to Island Taekwon-Do Centre

Mr. Bathi is a 6th Degree Black Belt in International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Taekwon-Do, and the Founder and President of the Malaysia Kickboxing Federation (WKA).

During his short visit to ITC, Mr. Bathi provided the students at ITC with an introduction in kickboxing. He explained that kickboxing is a sport derived from western boxing and oriental martial arts.
Mr. Bathi taught ITC students the basic punches and kicks used in kickboxing, and showed the various situations in which the different punches and kicks are applied in a sparring setting.

He also mentioned the similarities between kickboxing and Taekwon-Do, explaining how certain principles in kickboxing are also applicable to ITF Taekwon-Do sparring during competitions. Mr. Bathi later led the class through a series of kickboxing drills, allowing ITC members to experience kickboxing drills and consolidate the basic kickboxing techniques that they had learnt. Mr. Bathi’s visit ended with a photo taking session with the ITC members.

Mr. Bathi’s visit has enlightened the ITC members on kickboxing, which most ITC members did not have exposure to prior to this session. The short session on kickboxing has also brought out various important sparring principles, which are very applicable to Taekwon-Do sparring.
I would like to thank Mr. Bathi for taking time to visit to ITC and for conducting the introduction to kickboxing.

Taekwon,

Written by Mr. Beow Qi Zhao, 1st Degree Black Belt, ITF Singapore.
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2011

Barbeque at Sir’s place

Date: 11 December 2010

Recently, Master Sng held a barbeque at his house on the 11th of December, 2010. I enjoyed myself a lot as I had the time to bond with the other Taekwon-Do members and catch up with other members that I have not seen in a long time. To me, I felt this barbeque was meant to re-forge and create friendships among the members because as members, we rarely have time to bond with them during and after training. Therefore, I treasure the time I had during this barbeque as it gave me an opportunity to understand and get to know more about the other members. I had a lot of fun just mixing around and talking. Barbequing the food along with Shaun Sir, Yong Ming Sir and many others was an enjoyable experience as we talked, cooked and bonded at the barbeque pit. After this whole experience, I felt I was part of the Taekwon-Do family!

At the barbeque, we also celebrated Sir’s birthday! There was a huge chocolate cake with Sir’s name on it. After blowing out the candles, Maria Ma’am presented Sir his birthday presents in the range of big, medium and small, which was a picture of sir, a table tennis racket and a memo pad holder. Sir was surprised as he did not know that we would be celebrating his birthday so he looked shocked initially, then he could not stop smiling after that. I think he was glad that all his students remembered his birthday which is why he could not stop smiling!

At first I hesitated about going because personally I am quite a shy person, but now after going, I do not regret attending the barbeque. It helped me to make new friends and understand them better. Overall, I really enjoyed this barbeque and I do hope that Sir can host another one soon!

 

Taekwon, Elwyn

Written by Mr. Elwyn Lee, 1st Gup, ITF Singapore.
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2011

Xtreme Martial Art Masterclass

Xtreme Martial Art would like to thank those who are involve in making this ITF master class a success. Special thanks to Mr. Apalasamy of ADG TKD Academy and support team lead by Mr. Andy Low and Mr.Ivan from Zest Martial Arts Academy.

We would like to stress that this year’s master class was trained by Master Trevor Nicholls, whom is the present secretary general of International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). Accompanied by Master Daniel Sng of ITF Singapore and Master David Lau of ITF Hong Kong, participants have never been so blessed with such amount of honor and technical updates.

Congrates to Benjamin of Zest Martial Arts Academy for obtaining 2nd Degree Black Belt and er….of course, congrates to myself for passing a test. :P

Wish you all a merry happy christmas and new year courtesy from Xtreme Martial Art Centre.

Written by Xtreme martial arts – kickboxing
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2011