Crawley’s Kung Fu Kids on Chinese TV
November 2009 and kids from Crawley Kung Fu School are being filmed as part of a 45 minute documentary for Chinese television. Demonstrating a variety of Wing Chun techniqus – the class combined all ages from 4 – 14 years of age as part of the display.
Then it was time to try out some fun Chinese activies – ribbon dancing, shuttlecock, fans and trying on the Dragons head. Crawley Mayor, Brenda Burgess and her husband were kind enough to attend – joining in the fun and saying a few words on camera.
Thanks to everyone for putting together a great performance and all the very supportive parents. Here are the photos….
Practising kicking techniques for the TV documentary
Side thrust kick from the Chum Kiu form (left) while a students deals with pad work and blocking (right)
Chain punching the pads with Chelsee
Junior student punching focus pads while a Little Dragon gets ready to go…!
Wing Chun’s Siu Nim Tau form performed by all the junior students
Madam Mayor Brenda Burgess sits with the students while they try on the Lions head
Trying on the Lions head and Mr Burgess tries it on too!
The Lions mouth!
Little Dragons practise their martial arts techniques in front of the camera – blocking punches and hitting the pads.
The Crawley Mayor learns how we show repsect
Chinese ribbon dancing and a Chinese fan.
Short interview with Lara from the Confucius Institute.
The camera crew chat martial arts (we’d like to think) and set up shots.
Black belt student moving into management on the left while we put together some non-Wing Chun poses for the camera
Kung Fu cinema better watch out!
Chinese ribbon dancing perfectly demonstrated by the girls and er…
Brothers and sisters of our students joined in the fun
Sifu Paul talks to Yin while a Little Dragon squeeze in some extra training – good focus!
Chasing shuttlecocks – a game where you try to keep a ‘shuttlecock’ up in the air.
A great day with some fantastic members of the kung fu school. Well done and thank you to all our Kung Fu kids and their parents.