Venue: Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel

On the 29th May 2012, Master Sng, accompanied by four other Island Taekwon-Do Centre students went to Penang, Malaysia, to attend a Grandmaster Class Seminar organized by Elite TaeKwon Do Academy (MO#442). The Seminar was conducted by Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa accompanied by the ITF Advisor and various masters from United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

The Masters alongside Grandmaster Choi are namely Master Trevor Nicholls, Master Jim Hogan, Master Poon, Master David Lau, Master Bathi and Master Daniel Sng.

It was undoubtedly an enriching, meaningful and unforgettable experience despite it being only a short one day seminar. For example, we learnt how to utilize our core muscles to generate more force, the vast information on the technical contents of tuls ranging from Chon-Ji to Won-Hyo and many more.

Besides learning a lot about our art, we also forged friendships with brothers and sisters of Taekwon-Do from Malaysia and Hong Kong. ITC members who attended this seminar also had the opportunity to get to know each other better beyond the scope of Taekwon-Do.

We ended our fruitful trip with a free and easy eat-and-shop trip around Pulau Pinang, tasting the many local delights and exploring part of the island itself.

We would like to thank the organizer of this Penang Grandmaster Class, Elite TaeKwon Do Academy (MO#442) for inviting us to learn from the Grandmaster himself as well as from the masters from UK, Hong Kong and Malaysia and for their warm hospitality.

On a side note, we would like to thank Master Daniel Sng for accompanying us for the trip and Mr. Jeremy Tan (2nd Degree), for handling the administrative work before the trip despite his busy schedule. I would also like to specially express my thanks to my school’s HOD of PE for allowing me to attend this trip and to Ms. Carnation Chai for taking care of Gavin and I.

Justin Gan

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

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