This is the annual martial arts event which spans all the
disciplines like karate, taekwondo, silat, wushu, and yes, even tai
chi. It’s held along a closed off street – I hear it’s always Jalan
Song Thien Cheok. I was caught in traffic congestion when they closed
off the street in the afternoon and cordoned off the entire area.
The actual event is held at 8 pm but they were already setting up
the stalls and preparing for the event way before the scheduled time.
There were lots of little kids…
…as well as some not-so-little kids.
I saw little kids being molested…nah, I’m just kidding, the
instructor was trying to tie the belt on a funny kid who was trying to
There was also an ambulance there, just in case someone…oh, I don’t know, gets muscle cramps or breaks a fingernail. ;)
The event started with tai chi 18/4 (or something) which had
instructors getting a long line of people involved, as well as the
spectators. Watch the decidedly amusing clip here:
Download: Tai Chi 18 4 video [sixthseal.com]
I promptly decided I have better things to do on a Saturday night after this, so I wrapped up the event. ;)
The teams were on the sidewalk preparing for their on-stage performances.
The silat (Malay martial arts) group told me that performing is hungry work.
I watched the Wushu team prepare for stage:
Download: Wushu team practise video [sixthseal.com]
I got a black belt guy to pose for me…
…as well as the silat group
Lest anyone gets any ideas that sixthseal.com has changed its direction…
…rest assured, I got some girls to pose for me too.
My vote goes to far left. ;)