Thursday, April 10, 2008

EMAA – Subang Jaya Dojang Taekwondo Upgrading Results on 6 April 2008 (Sunday)


Lim Eng Bian – promoted to 2nd Dan Black-Belt

Micheal Bernard Aeria– Promoted to 7th Gup/ Grade (Senior Yellow Belt)
(Double Promotion from 9th Gup)

Secondary/ College

Lim Wu Ping – Promoted to 3rd Poom Black-Belt

Muhamad Ikram Bin Nor Azman – Promoted to 2nd Poom Black-Belt

Lim Khai Shing – Promoted to 1st Dan Black-Belt

Nur Amirah Bt Nor Azman – Promoted to 1st Gup/ Grade (Senior Red Belt)

Primary/ Others

Shankarnivash Rao– Promoted to 6th Gup/ Grade (Junior Green Belt)

Lim Wu Hong – Promoted to 8th Gup/ Grade (Junior Yellow Belt)

Nur Athilah Bt Nor Azman – Promoted to 8th Gup/ Grade (Junior Yellow Belt)

Graded by:

Master Chee Hock Choong, P.J.K
Malaysia Taekwondo Clubs Association (MTCA)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Introduction to Mushin-Do


MUSHIN-DO, The harmonious gentle art of peace

Location: 3-3, Jalan SS15/7 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Time: Every Saturdays: 6.00 to 7.30pm
Every Sundays: 5.30 to 7.30pm

TAEKWONDO, The Korean art of Self-Defense and Olympic Sport

Location: 3-3, Jalan SS15/7 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Time: Every Saturdays: 6.00 to 7.30pm
Every Sundays: 5.30 to 7.00pm

Contact: 016.2814873 (Sim)

(Affiliated to the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Tokyo Japan)

Location: Balai Rakyat Cantonment Road, Pulau Tikus Penang

Time: Every Saturdays: 9.30 to 11.00am

Every Sundays: 9.30 to 11.00am

Contact: -016.4781339 (Shihan Francis)


Soke/Kancho: Shihan Francis Ramasamy, Founder of Mushin-Do Malaysia & Mushin-Do International (Founded in 1984 with members in England, Italy, Australia and Kuwait), 7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido, 6th Dan Wado Shinpo, 6th Dan Iai Shinden Fudo Ryu Iaido, 2nd Dan Kodokan Judo & 2nd Dan Kendo.Shihan Francis has trained directly under Inoue Kancho supervised personally by the late Soke Gozo Shioda, founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. Currently, he is one of the few Yoshinkan Aikido Master whom has received a hand written 6th Dan Certificate and Level 1 Instructor Teaching Certificate from the late founder before his passing in 1994. During his training days in the 60's and 70's in Tokoyo Japan, Shihan Francis Sammy has also made Malaysia proud by winning the best foreign team in the all Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration and was awarded the best foreign student and the most disciplined foreign student award for his vigorous training during the winter season in Japan together with the elite Tokyo riot police task.

The hand written 6th Dan awarded to Shihan Fancis Sammy by the late Yoshinkan Aikido Founder, Soke Gozo Shioda

The 6th Dan in Wado Shinpo as well as the Menkyu awarded to Shihan Fancis Sammy by the late Wado Shinpo founder, Soke Hayakawa Soohoo

In 1984, Shihan Francis founded his art of Mushin-Do. Mushin-Do is the way of the empty mind - form to formlessness; the transition from seen techniques to unseen techniques. It encompasses studying the arts of aikijutsu, Yoshinkan combative systems, kenjutsu, iaido, jojutsu, atemi-waza and executing techniques without celebration; with a feeling of 'metta' (loving kindness). The latter is a Buddhist virtue expressed in the arts of peace or the ways of harmony aiding development of the Conscious Mind, the Subconscious Mind and Superconscious Mind leading to spontaneous reaction or mushin

The art also encompasses acupressure (shiatsu), the study of Kodachi-Iai Shinden Fudo Ryu (short sword draws) and subduing an opponent through focusing on ki and pressure points. Mushin-Do is suitable for dan grades and people of a mature nature because of the uplifting feeling one gets when practising the art. There is no great physical effort required to practice it.