The kids from Induk Taekwondo were simply magnificent. They gyrated, punched and kicked their way into the hearts of the spectators at the opening ceremony of the National School Games held on Friday 1 February 2013 at Jurong Sports Hall.
They were selected to represent the Singapore Taekwondo Federation at the event after being spotted for their impressive display at the 2012 National Demonstration Tournament.
Before the kids took the spotlight, Chelsea Sim, Commonwealth Taekwondo Poomsae Champion, kicked off the demonstration with an immaculate performance of Koryo Poomsae. Her awesome high side kicks drew ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the crowd.
As if not to be undone, the kids earned for themselves resounding applause every time they displayed some fanciful moves. The star of the group was 9 years old Yeo Shi Zhen. The crowd simply loved her not only for her cuteness but also her skills.
Taekwondo was one of the four sports in the school calendar featured at the ceremony to officially mark the start of the Games.
(The photographs were taken by Mr Ronnie Yap.)