SMK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam, 2013

Submitted by Anis Nadhirah bt Khairul Anuar

_DSC8533Sekolah Menengah Seksyen 9 Taekwondo Club have been active for over a decade now. Throughout the years, most of the members have brought honour to our school and club not only from Taekwondo championships but also academic achievements. Moreover, our club have been steadily increasing in members every year.

_DSC8528We would like to express our gratitude to Master Leong Yong Wah and Mr. Yap Ping Hong for all the knowledge and guidance given. Through Taekwondo, we did not only gain martial art skills but have improve our self-confidence, become more discipline and more focus in everything we do in our daily lives. It is without a doubt that they have showed the best example for us to excel both physically and mentally.

_DSC8531To the commited members, thank you for putting so much effort in making our club stand proud and sturdy. A big welcome to all new members as well. May this year be filled with wonderful and exciting experiences.

_DSC8525_DSC8557Our training begins at 8.15 am every Saturday.

Anis Nadhirah Bt. Khairul Anuar

Committee 2013

_DSC8501President:           Mohamad Syafiq Bin Malek
Vice President: Raja Roza Athirah Bt. Raja Aznir Shah
Secretary:           Anis Nadhirah Bt. Khairul Anuar
Vice Secretary: Izneer Bt. Ikmal Hakimi
Treasurer:         Danial Bin Abd Rahman
Vice Treasurer: Gan Ye Qian
AJK Form 5:    Muhammad Bin Zulkifli
AJK Form 4:   Muhammad Luqman Bin Shamsuddin
AJK Form 3:   Nur Liyana Bt. Shamsuddin
AJK Form 2:   Iffah Bt. Abdul Malek
AJK Form 1:   Mohd. Izaan Bin Abdul Malek

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2nd Power Sport Taekwondo Instructors’ Course, a brief report

Submitted by: Ms Mandy Tee Mieng, a participant

_DSC8615In 2010, when Master Leong first organized the Instructor’s Course, I was devastated when I found out I wasn’t able to attend because I had to sit for a St John’s exam. This year, I was more than ecstatic to find out that he had organized another one and I somehow managed to squeeze my way in without getting rejected albeit I heard that he had to reject quite a number of other students because there were just too many of them who applied for the course.

_DSC8694This year’s 2nd Instructor’s Course started at 9.00am and ended at 6.00pm. The venue (Taman Chi Liung Public Center) was less than desirable because although it could fit the 45 students who attended and also the instructors, which were Mr. & Mrs. Leong, Mr Tan Kien Tat, Mr. Yap Ping Soon and Mr. Yap Ping Hong, it was also quite crammed. If Master Leong were to take every student who applied, we would all probably be like sardines in a can.

_DSC8626The events however, were well planned out and the course started with a short speech by 2 guests, Master Lim and Mr. Eric Chong. Master Lim talked about his success story about how Taekwondo has helped build his discipline which helped him become who he is now- a successful businessman/multi-millionaire. He also taught us that our fighting spirit derived from Taekwondo would contribute greatly to our lives because with this spirit, we would never back down from any obstacles that we might face. Mr. Eric Chong, on the other hand, taught us about the roles and responsibilities of an instructor and what to do and what not to do as an instructor.

_DSC8629Unfortunately, both the guests had to leave early and were not able to join us throughout the whole course. After their small speech, Mr. Yap Ping Soon took over and taught us about the importance of limbering and warm-ups. He taught us many types of stretching exercises which could not only reduce any potential injury but could also improve our flexibility. I’m sure I’ll be achieving a full split soon enough with these stretching!  😀

_DSC8616After stretching for a full 30 minutes, we moved on to doing basic stances and hand executions led by Mr. Yap Ping Hong. This is because to be instructors, we would first have to perfect our basic stances and movements. It would be very troublesome if we were to teach kids the wrong basics when we become instructors because as Mr. Leong said, “It is easy to plant a habit but extremely difficult to change it”.

_DSC8739By 1pm, my stomach was growling and begging for food. That was when Mr. Leong said, “You know what? Let’s put lunch at 3.15pm instead of 1.15pm”. Seeing our horrified expressions, Mrs. Leong then quickly said that he was only joking and so, we had my favourite chicken rice for lunch at 1.15pm! Who doesn’t love chicken rice, right?

_DSC8622After lunch, we watched a video of stances used in Taegueks and learnt how to express stances in Korean words, like Ap Seogi (walking stance) and etc. Oh, we also learnt how to say “thank you”(Kamsahamnida) and “I love you”(Saranghaeyo) in Korean too! Anyway, after the video session, we did Taegueks, which was led by Mr. Tan Kien Tat. It was very tiring as it takes a lot of patience but I believe it is very important for us to master Taegueks. If we don’t, imagine how embarrassing it would be if our juniors or students ask for help in their Taegueks and we’d have to look at them sheepishly and say those dreaded words, “I don’t know..”

At about 3.00pm it was time for us to rest and have teatime! Mrs Leong had been very scrupulous in making sure that everyone had enough snacks to eat. She brought coffee as well but later found out that some students didn’t like coffee and preferred Milo so she had to buy Milo from a convenience store nearby. However, the coffee proved to be more popular, probably because it was brewed with love and care by Miss Mandy (that’s me, haha), Mr. Yap Ping Soon and Mr. Tan Kien Tat.

_DSC8734After tea, we practised our Taegueks for another 1 hour before we moved on to class simulation. We were all divided into groups of 9 people and in each group, one person had to  act like an instructor while the rest of the group would pretend to be clueless little white belts. While the “instructor” teaches how to do punches or blocks, the “white belts” would make silly mistakes to see if the “instructor” would be able to spot and correct their mistakes. I think that was the best part of the whole course because we got to play around and learn at the same time.

_DSC8769I felt a bit heavy-hearted when the Instructor’s Course came to an end after taking some group photos. I had a really great time learning and laughing, meeting friends from other schools and drinking Mrs Leong’s Hazelnut White Coffee during teatime. I would definitely attend again if Master Leong plans to organize another one next year, and hopefully self-defence techniques would be included as well. 🙂

Submitted by:
Ms. Mandy Tee Mieng, one of the participants

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SMK La Salle Taekwondo Club Klang 2013

Submitted by: Yavinassh Naidu, Secretary

LSK-Committee-2013The  year  2013 has been  a  major  breakthrough  for SMK La Salle Klang. The school has finally formed its taekwondo  club formally under the covering of Power Sport Taekwondo. Its sole aim is to provide a platform for those interested in taekwondo and their self defence skills. This club will be lead by one of the most well known taekwondo  master in the country, Master Leong Yong Wah who holds a 7th dan black belt. he will also be assisted by a team of dedicated instructors like Master Paulose, Master Tan Kien Tat, and his beloved wife, Mrs. Leong.

_DSC8384Power sport taekwondo club has been active since early 2000, and has already opened clubs in many schools like, Convent Klang, MGS Klang, SK Taman Megah, SK Assunta 1, P.J., SK Seksyen 9, and SMK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam. Now it has taken a new leap in opening its new club in SMK La Salle Klang. This shows that the taekwondo spirit has reached the heart of the young teenagers and childrens . We should be very thankful to the leadership of Master Leong and his team.

_DSC8385We hope with the formation of this new taekwondo club in La Salle Klang, many more students will be interested to join in this club. Currently, the secondary and primary students are training together. Parents can also assist by promoting the activities and benefits of this club. Due to overwhelming response , a parent support team was also formed recently to assist the club activities. It consists of a team of dedicated parents who come from all walk of life. With this parents support team and the trusted leadership of Master Leong , the taekwondo club in SMK La Salle will become a great and active club in the Klang District someday.


Submitted by:
Yavinaash Naidu
Secretary, SMK La Salle Taekwondo Club 2013

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SMK La Salle Klang Taekwondo Committee 2013/14    

President : Selventheraan a/l Ramani (Form 3)

Vice  President : Leong Harn ( Form 2)

Secretary : Yavinaash Naidu s/o Saravanakumar (Form 2)

Vice Secretary : Harkesh a/l Patmanathan (Form 1)

Treasurer : Thinaesh a/l Manoharan (Form 1)

Committee Members:
Form 4 – Nathan Raj
Form 3 – Adaikan Kannappan
Form 2 – Yugneswaran Gunasegar
Form 1 – Dhaninda Lakruwan Hemadasa

SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3, P.J. (2013)

                    Duty Roster : Jan – May 2013

SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3, P.J.    2013

Submitted by Chan Yu T`ng

DSC_0495Taekwondo, an Olympic Sport since 2000 is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is known to be the world’s most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners.
We are proud to say that our taekwondo club had performed well in the past few years. It seems that we always get the loudest applause on the Hari Koko and Sports Day performances. Some students even classified our demonstration as the most in demand and exciting of all the performances.
DSC_0702Our members have been increasing steadily. Currently, we have 131 members and it is still growing. Training in our school taekwondo club is fun and enjoyable. We usually can’t wait to go for our weekly Wednesday training and hope that there could be more training sessions in a week.
Why we are so zealous about our Taekwondo training? It is because we have two friendly, joyful, young and of course handsome and most importantly professional instructors – Mr. Yap Ping Soon and Mr. Tan Kien Tat. Together with all the members who are most friendly and cooperative, we have grown closer to each other through DSC_0640the sharing of experiences and also overcoming new challenges.
Taekwondo exposes and subjects us to strict discipline, leadership and teamwork and at the same time develops our strength, speed, flexibility, balance, stamina and self-awareness. One thing I can say is because of taekwondo  I can now walk with confidence and poise and at peace with myself.
Last but not least, on behalf of all the members, I would like to thank the committee that had put in a lot of effort in making our club a successful one, not forgetting our instructors for teaching us well and also for making the lessons so much fun.

Chan Yu T’ng
Ass. secretary of SMKBU3 Taekwondo Club

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Committee 2013

Pengerusi                     :   Muhamad Azhan Fahmy bin Azhar           5 Mawar         012-3230773
Naib Pengerusi            :   Pang Kar Mei                                              4 Mawar         010-8965359
Setiausaha                   :   Wong Hui Shyen                                         5 Mawar         012-6496828
Penolong Setiausaha    :   Chan Yu T’ng                                             4 Orkid            016-2226402
Bendahari                    :   Stone Lee Yin Chuan                                  5 Kenanga       017-6720772
Penolong Bendahari    :   Chin Yee Ching                                           4 Orkid            016-2132802

AJK Tingkatan 1        :   Yong Yin                                                     1 Kenanga       017-9203798
AJK Tingkatan 2        :   Chan Fan Bin                                              2 Mawar         016-3285033
AJK Tingkatan 3        :   Lim Jun Hui                                                3 Mawar         019-3841513
AJK Tingkatan 4        :   Yap Jia Cheng                                             4 Seroja           012-6313699
AJK Tingkatan 5        :   Wong Kai Wern                                          5 Orkid            013-3207778

Ketua Kebersihan       :   Yap Mae Yen                                              5 Ixora             014-3669638

Naib K. Kebersihan    :   Ang Kah Hoe, Marcus                                2 Mawar         01128576060

Ketua Demonstrasi     :   Tan Ing Shen                                               3 Mawar         012-2988769

Naib K. Demonstrasi  :   Er Wen Feng                                               3 Teratai          012-3060122

Taekwondo Training at Convent Klang, 3rd Feb 2013

_DSC8300Beginning this year the Convent Klang Taekwondo class changed its training schedule to every Sunday, from 7.30 am – 8.45 am. For the past few Sundays at the crack of dawn, it was really heartening to see them coming faithfully,…what more on early Sunday morning when it would be so much easier to stay in bed. What actually spurs them, I sometimes wonder. What is there in the training that they are so caught up in? Why such passion?

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2nd Power Sport Instructors’ Course, 24th Feb 2013

Please be informed that we are organising our 2nd Instructors’ course in February 2013. It is open for Power Sport Black Belts only.

The details of the course are stated as below:

Date: 24th Feb 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Tentatively in Chi Liung Center Klang.
Course fees: RM 50.00 (including lunch and tea)


All our black belts who are interested are invited to send in their applications by 16th Feb 2013. Application forms maybe downloaded from the PSport Files folder on the right hand column. Only 30 will be selected to attend the course (first come first serve basis).
As I don’t have all your email addresses,  please help to pass the info to your black belt friends (from Power Sport).
Thank you.