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With the fancy flips, kicks and stance, martial arts performances was a sure crowd puller during the recent Occupy Beach Street event [1 Dec].
Visitors of the weekly event started gathering in front of the State Sports Council booth at 9 am as the state wushu coach begins to brief the crowd on the basics of the sport.
But the moment some 22 wushu athletes took center stage, it was practically a photography session in the making as the audience started shooting away using their devices ranging from smart phones to compact cameras and fancy dslr cameras.
The audience was left in awe as seniors and juniors athletes showed off their wushu skills with and without weapons which was accompanied by music.
The second sports demonstration and briefing involving one coach and 18 taekwondo athletes was also witnessed by a big audience.
The junior and senior athletes displayed their powerful taekwondo kicks and punches which left the audience glued to their places.
The last martial arts showcase for the day proved to be a unique experience for the crowd as they were treated to a rarely seen martial arts performance – muaythai.
Complete with the traditional costume and music, a young muaythai athlete performed the wai kru which is a ceremonial dance performed before a muaythai fight commences.
The muaythai demonstration by four athletes then started with technical kicks and punches on paddings held by the coach which was an interesting method to educate the crowd on the sport.
All three sports demonstration were repeated twice in two separate sessions.
Council director Fred Tan said the martial arts performances were definitely successful in drawing a big crowd during the Occupy Beach Street do.
“I am proud to see that we managed to attract a large audience during the martial arts performances by the wushu, taekwondo and muaythai.
“Hopefully it will make more Penangites keen on learning up these martial arts be it for self defense, exercise or even at competitive level,” said Tan.
He added that it also helped to boost the athletes’ confidence in their skills and gave coaches the opportunity to interact with others aside from athletes.
The following weekend [8 Dec] will feature sports such as boxing and sepak takraw.
The crowd will also be invited to free sports try outs during the event.
The DELTA Burung Hantu Ride 2013, set to be held at 7.30pm on 28th Dec 2013 at the Taman Perbandaran Pulau Pinang [Youth Park] is now open for registration for the first 100 families.
Registration fee for each family or group is only RM50. The family or group must consist of at least three persons including children 12-years old and above. Additional family member will be charged RM20 per head. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt and exciting goodies.
The event will be flagged off at 8.00pm and participants will be given 1 hour to complete the event route which ends at the Cafetaria (Youth Park) area where refreshments will be served.
If you do not have a bicycle, you may rent one to join in this event by pre-booking the rented bicycles as indicated in the registration form. Registration form can be obtained and must be submitted at the following venues:
1. DELTA Bishop Street | 78 & 80, Lebuh Bishop, 10200 Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-262 2600 | Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5.30pm
2. DELTA Extra (Gembira Parade), Green Lane | 18-01-01, Lorong Delima 1, 11600 Penang.
Tel: 04-656 0800 | Monday-Friday: 10.00am-9.00pm | Saturday-Sunday: 10.00pm-6.00pm
3. DELTA Burmah Road | 203, Jalan Burma, 10050 Penang.
Tel: 04-226 1600 | Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5.30pm | Saturday: 9.00pm-5.00pm
4. DELTA Bandar Perai Jaya( B’worth) | 24, 26 & 28 Jalan Perai Jaya 3. Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 SPT.
Tel: 04-399 9800 | Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5.30pm | Saturday: 8.30pm-1.00pm
The DELTA Burung Hantu Ride 2013 is an NON-COMPETITIVE cycling event organised to encourage families to take up cycling. This event is also organised to increase public awareness of the importance of practicing healthy lifestyle.
This event is organised with collaboration of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) and Penang Sport Council (MSNPP) and co-organized by Lions Club of Tanjung Penang.
For Enquiries, please contact:
Tel : +604-262 2600 Fax : +604-262 7791
It was another interesting weekend [24 Nov] for visitors at the weekly Occupy Beach Street event at George Town.
The crowd thronged the State Sports Council booth and performance area not only to be entertained by sports demonstrations but also for free talks and consultation on sports science topics.
With a strong team of 22 athletes and two coaches, the crowd were treated to a demonstration of skills using bamboo staff in the sport of Silambam.
Many were amazed to see this traditional sport which originated from Tamil Naidu as the athletes and coaches performed the various footworks, spinning techniques and stance with precision and agility.
Following the heart thumping silambam demonstration was a talk on sports nutrition and free body composition test and weight management consultation which proved to be popular with the crowd.
The morning continued with a brief and informative briefing on the sport of fencing including training venue and schedules by the state coach.
Putting words into action, 10 athletes demonstrated various fencing events [epee, sabre and foil] before members of the crowd were given the opportunity to emulate basic fencing techniques.
With the help of two coaches and 15 athletes, the crowd learned about road event and track event in the sport of competitive cycling.
The athletes then demonstrated riding track bicycle and road bicycle on rollers before members of the public were given a chance at riding the bicycles on the rollers which was not a easy feat.
State Sports Council director Frederick Tan said it was an eye opening experience for both the athletes and the public because it combined both technical and scientific aspects of sports.
“At the same time, it helps increase public awareness on rarely seen sports such as silambam and fencing.
“Members of the public also were well informed on the opportunities to pick the sport at recreational or competitive level,” said Tan.
The following weekend [1 Dec] will feature martial art sports such as wushu, taekwondo and muay thai.
Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2013 and the inaugural World Masters’ Cup 2013 held here in Penang!
Come witness world class lifters demonstrate the art of competitive weighlifting righ here at our doorsteps.
The Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships 2013 and also the inaugural World Masters’ Cup 2013 are set to be held from 24th to 30th November 2013, which is from this coming Sunday until the following Saturday.
These championships, aptly known as the Penang Weightlifting Festival, is open for all to witness at the Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Hall along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Batu Uban. The competition schedules are:
|25 November 2013 [Monday]||9.00 am to 6.00 pm|
|26 November 2013 [Tuesday]||9.00 am to 6.00 pm|
|27 November 2013 [Wednesday]||9.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|28 November 2013 [Thursday]||9.00 am to 6.30 pm|
|29 November 2013 [Friday]||9.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|30 November 2013 [Saturday]||10.00 am to 2.30 pm|
Click http://www.penangweightliftingfestival.com/webcast/ to watch the festival via web live streaming.
A total of over 400 competitive men and women lifters from 61 countries will be vying for the medals at the various 17 categories with over 200 medals at stake for the respective Junior, Youth, Senior and Masters age groups.
This festival is a major platform for the lifters as they gear up for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland mid next year [23 July to 3rd August 2014].
New records could be set within the next few days because there are many talented lifters and even Olympic medalists amongst the lifters here. But in sports, anything can happen. We will see the clash of the Titans and maybe even David versus Goliath. So, let us be ready to be surprised by the 400 over lifters that are here to make this festival a truly memorable one.
With more crowd visiting the Penang State Sports Council booth at the Occupy Beach Street event , more is in store for the event every Sunday.
Week three saw a larger crowd than the previous week as they were treated not only sports demonstration but also a chance free try outs.
To many, it was interesting to learn of the sport of petangue, lawn bowling and woodball as these sports are not commonly played in the country.
Seeing how easy it was to learn the sport, many took a go at learning basic petangue and woodball techniques under the supervision of these sports coaches.
Penang State Sports Council director Frederick Tan said that it was very encouraging to see the public participate in the sports.
“This could spark the interest in people to learn about the sports and hopefully pick up the sports.
“We always welcome the community to learn more sports especially if it involves families and young children,” said Tan.
He said that the following will be more interesting because the Council will not only present sports demonstration but also throw in talks and free consultation on topics in sports science.
People visiting the Occupy Beach Street event on 24 Nov will be treated with fencing, silambam and cycling demonstration at 8.00 am and 10.30 am.
There will also be free 15-minute talks each on sports diet and sports injury at 9.00 am followed by free consultation for the public on the same topics.