Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Family Series (Installment One)

Chua Chong Beng (Father), Sng Li Hoon (Mother),

Chua Jen Ian (Son) and Chua Jen Lyn (Daughter)

GOLD medal in the Family of Four Event


“The family event had provided us with the opportunity to learn how to compromise and adapt to each other differences.”


Participating in the family event was very different from the individual event. Two of our biggest challenge was finding space at home to practice and achieving synchronization among the four of us. Mdm Koh Poh Ling, Raiders Taekwondo, helped us in achieving schronization by first counting ‘1-2, 1-2’ aloud during our initial practice. We ultimately got used to the pace and did silent count on our own to achieve the same synchronization.

The family event had provided us with the opportunity to learn how to compromise and adapt to each other differences. The two kids could perform a higher and better kick as compared to us, but they understood that it was important to achieve the same standard in the family event hence they reframed from doing a better kick.

The trophy was certainly a pleasant surprise for the four of us. We could see the kids beaming with pride when they received it. Our son was so happy that he got to shake Mr Milan Kwee’s (Singapore Taekwondo Federation President) hand and our daughter smiled throughout her sleep that night.

Taekwondo had provided us not only an opportunity to keep fit and bond with our kids, it had also boost our resilience as a family. We were very grateful to STF for organizing this event, as well as all the referees and volunteers who made the running of this event possible. We would also like to express our gratitude to Mdm Koh, Sir Polo Teo, Mdm Leng Kee for their guidance and patience as well as our team mates for their support and encouragement.

– Li Hoon

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