(Top) His Royal Highness Prince
Haji Sufri Bolkiah (L), the president
of the Brunei Darussalam National
Olympic Council (BNOC), watching
yesterday's wushu performances
accompanied by Ang Swee Chuan,
president of the Wushu Federation
of Brunei Darussalam.Pictures:
BT/ Raul Padernal
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the president of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC), was treated to a 'Wushu Arts' performance yesterday.
Organised by the Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam (WFBD), along with the cooperation of the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the performance was held at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
The event began with a demonstration of Quanshu (fist) and Jianshu (swords) by the Sultanate's wushu exponents Faustina Woo Wai Sii and Lee Ying Shi.
The next performances featured 14 wushu exponents from the China Wushu Association.
They kicked things off with showcasing the Quanshu discipline which featured a sharp dynamic performance with high aerial kicks and acrobatics thrown into the mix.
They followed up the performance with demonstrations of Hougun (monkey staff) , group demonstration of Jianshu, mens hand-to-hand combat, Zuijian (drunken swordsman) and finally a group demonstration of Jiujiebian (nine-sectioned whip).
National wushu coach Li Hui was pleased to have the wushu delegates from the China Wushu Association perform in Brunei.
"We want to let the people know what wushu is all about, and I am happy that they could come to perform in Brunei," he said.
"Our local wushu athletes also can learn a lot from them as they are the best in their country, most of them are national gold medalists while three of them are world champions of wushu," he added.
The aim of the visit was to further foster ties with Brunei especially with the Brunei Wushu Federation.
Courtesy from Brunei Times