Chief Instructor/ Founder – Ms Jasmine Koh
总教练/发起人 – 许丽旋女士
Inspiration for the Martial Arts . 武术灵感来由
During her childhood, Ms Jasmine Koh took a liking to martial arts from watching mandarin movies of the genre and the famous TV series – Cowboy Zorro. This led to an active pursue of related sports, mainly Judo 柔道 and Taekwondo 跆拳道 in her adolescence years.
Around 20 years of age, the first contact with Taiji 太极 came when Ms Jasmine Koh inadvertently noticed her mother practiced Taiji Quan 太极拳 , where its graceful movements left a lasting impression. The appeal for Taiji 太极 grew on her when she watched famous martial artist Jet Li 李连杰 in his 1993 “Tai Chi Master 太极张三丰” movie. With impending health conditions of high blood pressure and cholesterol in 2003, Ms Jasmine Koh finally took the dive to formally learn and practice Taiji 太极 with Madam Tan Mui Buay 陈美郿女士.
Through her early years of practicing Taiji 太极, the passion towards the oriental-styled internal martial arts grew and Ms Jasmine Koh longed to have a more in-depth understanding of the sport. In mid 2005, to understand the actual difference between internal and external martial arts during practice, she flew to Beijing 北京 to seek tutelage of the Long Fist 长拳 from Coach Lu Yan 吕燕总教练. Thereafter, she has also met several master-level benefactors, such as Madam SY Pang, who transferred invaluable advice, the “精华”, of Taiji 太极 and paved the way to her existing mentorship with her ultimate wish-list Taiji Master – Master Zhou Shu Sheng 周树生师尊.
Dedicated Disciple to Qualified Coach . 徒弟到教练之旅
The rise in mental frustration and physical fatigue among people of all age groups over the years has prompted Ms Jasmine Koh to establish RISEN WUSHU in 2008. Being a practitioner of the oriental- styled internal martial arts, she knew the importance of meditation 静坐 as an effective solution to problems that arose from today’s urban lifestyle. With the focus on Taiji Quan 太极拳 and Qi Gong 气功 routines, both meditative forms of martial arts, the wellness centre, hence, aims to improve its students’ physical and psychological health.
Together with other qualifications, Ms Jasmine Koh is currently accredited under the NCAP (National Coaching Accreditation Programme) as a full-fledged oriental-styled internal martial arts instructor with the Singapore Sports Council. Considering herself as a lifelong disciple, she continues to learn new skills from Master Zhou Shu Sheng 周树生师尊 – the world renowned master, Liu He Ba Fa expert, and wushu extraordinaire, more popularly known as the “master of the eagle claw”.
Personal Achievements . 个人成就
- NCAP Wushu Technical Certification (2008)
- NCAP Theory Certification (2003)
- Taekwon-Do 4th – 7th Grade Certification (1971-1972)
- Singapore Judo Certification (1968)
- The China International Wushu Championships (Haikou, 2009)
- Gold award for Liu He Ba Fa Quan
- The Second World Traditional Wushu Championships (Zheng Zhou, 2006)
- Silver awards for both Taiji Quan and Taiji Sword
- The National Wushu Shanshou Championships (Singapore, 2006)
- 1st and 2nd positions in Taiji Quan and Taiji Sword respectively