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Mr Chew Ho Son 
Chew Ho Son graduated from Singapore Nanyang University and was the Former Divisional Director of Finance, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for 30 years. He received his Professional calligraphy training at Tsing Hua University in Beijing (under the tutelage of Calligraphy Masters). 

He has been sharing his passion for the Chinese Culture and Calligraphy thru teaching at various communities. Since 2010, he has been assisting the Nanyang Technological University, Confucius Institute including the International Exchange Students, in teaching Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Culture.   Peoples’ Association, Singapore, Chinese Calligraphy qualified part time Instructor, conducting courses at their various community clubs.

Profound love for Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Literature.  He has participated in both local and foreign Chinese Calligraphy competitions. Selected works have been exhibited in several countries. 

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Dr Chia Wei Khuan 
Dr. Chia Wei Khuan has served on the faculty of Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, for over 30 years from 1987 to 2019, specializing in studio voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal health and music education.

Trained initially as a singer, Dr. Chia holds degrees in vocal performance from Ohio University and University of Cincinnati. As a pedagogue, he is well equipped to address a wide range of vocal issues combining the McClosky Voice Method, the principles of Vocology, the Estill Voice Method and the Alexander Technique. Participants find his singing workshop simple, down-to-earth and practical.

He remains a long-standing member of the USA National Association of Teachers of Singing and the McClosky Institute of Voice simply to stay current with the trend and development of vocal pedagogies.

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Su Zifang 

Master Su Zifang has 60 years of combined experience in professional and traditional martial arts training and she has coached students all over the world. At the age of 13, She was hand-picked by and trained under Grandmaster Sha Guozheng (沙国政) and Grandmaster He Fusheng (何福生) on Bagua Zhang, Xingyi Quan and Taiji Quan. She has been at different times the China National champion, the Asian Champion and the World Champion. The Chinese National Wushu Association recognizes Master Su as one of the “Top 100 Chinese Martial Artists”.  

Master Su had coached Singapore National Taiji team for 9 years and her students won over 60 medals in youth, adult and senior categories, including Southeast Asian Champions, International Champions, and Asian Games Medalists. She received the “High Performance Coaching Award” from the Singapore Sports Council. Master Su helped Singapore designing its Taiji Coaching course and served as the primary lecturer. She later led a team to create the review and certification system for Taiji Coaches and served as the chief judge for the first national evaluation.

In the United States, Master Su was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA) in 2006. In 2007 the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) presented her an Award of Excellence. In 2016, Master Su was inducted into the NWMAF Hall of Fame. In 2019, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Federation (TCMAF).

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Mr Tan Khim Ser

​​​Mr Tan is a renowned artist with 40 years' teaching experience. He is well versed in Chinese and western painting, his work "crystal lotus" is very well accepted by the public. Mr Tan is the founder of Life Art Society. Under his leadership, in 1980, the youth group of Life Art Society was awarded the Singapore Youth Award, which was the highest youth accolade in Singapore; in 1981, Life Art Society was awarded the Commonwealth Community Service Award, and in 2003, Life Art Society was awarded National Art Council Arts Supporter Award. In 2009, Mr Tan's Chinese painting "Family" was selected by French National Art Association for exhibition in Louvre Museum. All these years he has held 25 individual art exhibitions. His paintings are eagerly sought by art collectors. He is a member of Singapore Youth Award Advisory Committee (Arts and Culture), the highest youth accolade in Singapore.

Presently, he is President of Life Art Society, Adviser and Visiting Professor of Teng Wang Ge Calligraphy & Painting Institute Center (China), Permanent Honorary President of Public Free Clinic Society, Art Adviser of Shan Wu Shaolin Culture and Martial Art Society, Honorary President of Lam Ann Association, Adviser of the Youth Group and Kangyi Art Club of Life Art Society.​

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Madam Tian Ping 

Madam Tian Ping, Art Director and Consultant of Pingsheh Beijing Opera Association, Founder and Art Director of Nanyang Music, Art Director and Founder of Chinese Opera Appreciation.

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Mr Zhao Yun
​Zhao Yun (赵云) is a young martial artist from Los Angeles who has committed to inheriting and promoting authentic Chinese Kungfu as a lifelong career. Yun has thoroughly studied with his mother, Master Su Zifang (苏自芳), the systems of Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang, and Taiji Quan.

Yun has studied Chen style Taiji Quan with Master Lei Man Iam (李文钦) of Macau since 1998. In 2008, Yun began training with Master Jason Tsou (邹家骧) of Taiwan on Baji Quan, Pigua Zhang, and Bagua Zhang. Since 2013, Yun has studied Pigua Zhang and weapons with Master Wang Zhihai (王志海) of China.

Yun kept a winning record in school tournaments when he lived in China and Singapore. He has been invited and often volunteers himself to judge at national and international martial arts competitions in the U.S. He teaches various styles at multiple locations in Southern California and runs workshops in other states.

Yun travels biannually to Japan and Singapore conducting seminars and workshops. In 2017, Yun co-founded with his mother Yi Shui Training Center in Singapore. Its mission is to serve the needs of local martial arts enthusiasts and provide the general public authentic Kungfu training for all-around fitness and health preservation.

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