Sunday, November 30, 2008

Esther received the Appreciation Gold Award 2008

Esther Tan, our member has second time received the Gold Award during this year's Appreciation Night at Tanglin CC, on 29th November 2008 for her outstanding performance during the year of 2008.

We are proud of her dedication and commitment to the CC as well as to Ken Shin Kai.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Calling ALL Senior Citizens

There are lots of misconception between old age and exercise. Very often, people do not link these two together. They would think as you grow old, you should gradually retired from all forms of exercise. It is not true at all.

Sport Science has given lots of evidence to show that if one would want to have better quality of life, he should continue with his exercise.

The following fact sheet is extract from WHO Guidelines (1997), that would illustrate my points:

With all these benefits from exercise, I really see no reason people do not exercise. Therefore, get yourself up from the crouch, and start exercise, friends.

Monday, November 17, 2008

This is a clip taken recently while the blackbelters were performing their Shiho Koshokun in the senior class session.

KSK has allocated an hour weekly, specially cater for senior members to practice, as we do understand that seniors' physiological conditions may not be the same as the younger trainees, furthermore, the seniors should be a more detailed and in depth understanding of the art through their own training program.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Master

I found this black and white photo in my old album. I believed this was taken at least 40 years ago in Singapore. It was a gathering with Master Nakayama of Shotokan. He was positioned on the fifth position at the back row. I was on the extreme right on the back row. Beside Master Nakayama was Ishikawa, the then Chief Instructor of Shitoryu. Followed by Shihan Wong Tuang Seng, the present Chief Instructor of Shitoryu Karate Association. At the front row, second from the right was Buey Oh Lam, one of the top kumite fighters at that time in Singapore. The other top fighter Loh Kok Wing, I believed was standing behind Master Nakayama on his right. (May be my memory is not accurate!)

In those years, Singapore Karatekas really made other nation's athletes raised their eye brows. Those were the years that would not be repeated easily nowaday. We did not have proper training program, I mean scientifically. But all we had was our passion and the will to make Singapore Flag flying high.

This is one of the books published by M. Nakayama.