Island Taekwon-Do Centre 20th Anniversary Dinner

 

Date: 31 March 2012, Venue: Singapore Flyer

Saturday 31st March 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Island Taekwon-Do Centre (‘ITC’) in Singapore. This momentous occasion was held at the Singapore Flyer and attended by ITC members (both past and present) joined by their families and friends. For everyone’s enjoyment, the event consisted of a wide selection of food, live entertainment, raffle and a slide show of the Taekwon-Do journeys taken by Master Daniel Sng and numerous ITC members.

Over the last two decades, the ITC has achieved a number of milestones which include:

  • Hosting the first and only ITF Taekwon-Do international instructors’ seminar in Singapore conducted by our founder, Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi;
  • Producing Singapore’s first ITF Taekwon-Do world championship medallist; and
  • Inviting ITF President, Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa, to host the first masterclass seminar in Singapore;

Further, this forthcoming June, the ITC may be blessed by a visit from ITF President, Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa – what a year for this to happen.

Over the years Master Daniel Sng has trained a number of successful Taekwon-Do practitioners and the ITC has gained international recognition but, more importantly, he has taught us the important underlying values associated with our art and produced a safe and positive environment for us to train in.  The speech delivered by Mr Jonathan Sun (4th Degree) was a wonderful tribute to the ITC and its leader, Master Daniel Sng, and the support of the ITC was evident by the numbers who were in attendance. The ITC has been going from strength to strength over the last 20 years and, under the leadership of Master Daniel Sng, it will only continue to do so.

Taekwon, and here’s to at least another 20 years of success.

Written by Mr. Chris Jackson, 1st Gup, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2012

Master Joe A. Ingrati’s visit to Island Taekwon-Do Centre on 11 January 2012

On the 11th of January 2012, Master Joe A. Ingrati, who is well versed in many forms of martial arts such as (WTF)Taekwondo, Karate, Ju-Jitsu and Wing Chun visited Island Taekwon-Do Centre and conducted a street self-defense seminar lasting about two and a half hours for students age 13 and a above.

As a close friend of many years with Master Daniel Sng, Master Ingrati didn’t hesitate to teach us as many techniques as he could during the short time frame of the seminar. He taught us how to counter attacks which are most common on the streets, such as a swing punch from the side, a turning kick and a charge from the front. On top of that, he taught us how to turn tables in a ground survival situation, turning you from victim to attacker.

The Seminar ended with everyone of Master Sng’s student bowing and shaking hands with Master Ingrati to thank him for his seminar. Master Sng also presented a plaque to Master Ingrati as an appreciation for conducting the seminar.

After the seminar, some of us also had dinner with Master Ingrati and his wife, and got to know him better.

Personally, I’ve learnt a lot from this session and know that you too, also enjoyed and learnt a lot too! I would like to thank Master Daniel Sng for inviting Master Ingrati to conduct this unforgettable self-defense seminar!

Taekwon

Written by Mr. Justin Gan, 1st Degree Black Belt, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2012

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