Guests, including Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong (the Guest of Honour) and Mrs Goh, at the Assisi Gala Charity Nite were obviously impressed with the spectacular demonstration put up by the Taekwondo Warriors.
The event held on 25 November 2007 saw the Warriors showing off their talents as part of the entertainment programme. Their awesome performances belied their less than thirteen-month involvement with the martial art.
The Warriors comprising children with cancer under the care of Assisi Hospice demonstrated, among other things, taekwon aerobics and breaking techniques. They were led by Sister Linda Sim who also awed the spectators with some textbook execution of various techniques.
Wei Hao who broke two planks almost effortlessly after demonstrating some slick self-defence moves was undoubtedly the star of the show. He was mentioned for his determination and courage in Senior Minister Goh’s speech. And he revealed the qualities in the demonstration.Said Senior Minister Goh of the demonstration: “Very good. Very good.” He was surprised to learn from Mr Milan Kwee, President of Singapore Taekwondo Federation, that the Warriors trained only once a week for slightly more than a year.
Senior Minister Goh was joined by others who were full of praise for the mind blowing performances. Comments like ‘fantastic demonstration’, ‘wonderful performances’ and ‘great show’ were received by team members.The Singapore Taekwondo Federation, which sponsors the training of the Assisi Hospice children, salutes the Warriors for their outstanding display of courage, discipline and indomitable spirit. Their progress in the martial art is simply phenomenal!