It took some time to contact everyone, but hey! It’s finally out!!!! SingaporeWushu.com will like to thank everyone who participated in this interview series, especially since many were preparing for their upcoming exams. It’s not an easy task, to juggle academic and sports, but when one puts his/her heart into doing something, everything else fades into oblivion. The Singapore IVP Wushu Comp medalists have earned their place through blood and sweat; and every competitor in IVP has taken back experiences to remember. So no matter whether the results are bitter or sweet, always remember that our experiences are worth celebrating and sharing.
SingaporeWushu.com is proud to present the Singapore IVP Wushu Comp Interview Series!
Next in the interview series, we have the wushu team from Nanyang Polytechnic!!
|1||Ong Chun Hong||Singapore IVP 2011||Men’s Xiang Xing||Drunken Boxing||Bronze|
|2||Lai Woen Yon||Singapore IVP 2011||Men’s Chang Quan||4th Cha Quan||Silver|
|3||Lim Rui Qi||Singapore IVP 2011||Female’s Long Weapon||Pu Dao||Silver|
|4||Andy Lim Eng Kiat||Singapore IVP 2011||Soft Weapon||9 Segment Whip||Bronze|
|5||Dennis Ho Wee Kiat||Singapore IVP 2011||Men’s Double Weapon||Double Sabres||Bronze|
|6||Martin Tay Jia Jun||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|7||Koh Yun Quan||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|8||Tai Zhao Rong||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|9||Andy Lim Eng Kiat||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|10||Lai Woen Yon||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|11||Justin Ng||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|12||Niklaus Ong Ying Long||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Fist||Group Fist||Gold|
|13||Martin Tay Jia Jun||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|14||Niklaus Ong Ying Long||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|15||Koh Yun Quan||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|16||Tai Zhao Rong||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|17||Andy Lim Eng Kiat||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|18||Lai Woen Yon||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
|19||Justin Ng||Singapore IVP 2011||Group Weapon||Group Weapon||Silver|
SingaporeWushu.com: Congratulations on your results for the IVP Wushu 2011 Competition!! I’m sure it must have been an exciting experience. How do you feel, being able to achieve what you have done?
Chun Hong, on behalf of NYP Wushu Team: Firstly is a sense of achievement. We are glad that our efforts have paid off. The trainings were tough and all of us had sacrificed a lot of personal time and commitments, balancing between studies and passion is a tough thing to do.
SW: What was the most memorable moment during the competition?
NYP: When we clapped and cheered for our team, who has done either well or not, on the competition mat and when we got our score and for some, medals respectively!!
SW: I’m sure you guys must have been ecstatic! Any celebrations for your achievements?
NYP: Yes, a BBQ event to be held during our December break.
SW: You must have gone through intense training in order to get to where you are. How were your training sessions like? What/who motivated you to go through the tough training?
NYP: Of course, our Coach, Master Guang Yao, who put in the most effort, to guided us, enlightened us, corrected us and pushed us to our current standards.
Below we attained to NYP’s request of dedicating this video to their beloved Coach.
SW: Were there any single incidents that stood out during the training?
NYP: Yes, some of us sprained the legs and couldn’t jump in a month, had his tough time walking for miles every day, yet went down for training. And loads of jokes when trying to learn a new moves. Sweet and sour times.
SW: Ouch… Aside from preparing yourself physically, it is important to prepare yourself mentally. How did you prepare yourself mentally?
NYP: Actually, most of us were already tired out mentally during training due to our day lessons. And to receive intense training after the day, our Coach easily “drilled” the routines into our mind to help us remember the routines quickly. There were times we were tired of it all and wanted to quit. It was the team motivation that keeps everyone together.
SW: Haha.. Yes, your peers are very important! Did you get nervous before the competition? If so, how did you deal with it?
NYP: Deep breaths and a good way is not to look at others’ routines while they were doing it on the carpet. So that you do not feel that other people routines is/are better than yours. And you’ll do your best.
SW: It is important to enjoy what you do in order to achieve great success. What do you enjoy the most about wushu?
NYP: Social interaction. The team that helps, motivates, encourages, and is always there when you need them-like one big family.
SW: Do you have a philosophy in wushu or in life?
NYP: You must feel that you are “God of Wushu” and can do every single difficult move, you can jump very high, for example.
SW: Any final thoughts you will like to share or advice to give?
NYP: No matter you got medals or not, no matter how tired you are, tidy up your thoughts and keep going on.