4th YOUTH SPORTS FESTIVAL 2009


I will be sharing with you on the performance of Pencak Silat, Taekwando, Karatedo and Wushu during the closing ceremony which was held at the National Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas on 20th June 2009. The martial art shows are performed by the various schemes of the Department of Youth and Sports.

The festival was then officially declared closed by the guest of honour, Dato Paduka Hj Jemat Hj Ampal, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, who also handed out the prizes to the winners.

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While on my way to watch the closing ceremony, I captured this moment of a wushu practitioner doing their basic rountine warming up. Yes, that his leg Don't try this at home 🙂

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Discipline - Standing straight with chest up while waiting for the Guest of Honour arrival.

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A Lady Karate Do, hands move into a closed fist and are placed at the sides in this position

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Enjoying the great moment and with a great smile

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Time to focus... unifying the mind and soul with eyes focused

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Wushu shoes with the chinese word "Wu" meaning "martial" or "military".

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The arrival of the Guest Of Honour, Dato Paduka Hj Jemat Hj Ampal, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

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A moment before the show begins by performance of pencak silat.

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Lights go dimm and great sound track kicks in with powerful sound system in the indoor stadium

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Crackers popped with colourful Paper ribbon....

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5 thoughts on “4th YOUTH SPORTS FESTIVAL 2009

  1. the kid in the 2nd pic sets a great example of standing to attention! the rest have slouched shoulders 😛

    the wushu shoe shot, I would have preferred it if you were on eye level with the shoe, and a bit closer as well. First part, you will have to get down and dirty and looking weird, second part, not sure if its entirely possible 🙂

    Hope you don’t think that I am too picky. Enjoyed the series though 🙂 Nice work.

    • Nick, all the fotos taken are shot from seating area as access to the floor should be restricted. “Should be” as I did not try as the only entrance is where the performers came in from. Your advice will come in handy. Thanks to your advise, I will able to try those in coming future event which I’ll be involving in.

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