UTAR Wushu Club on October 2015
UTAR Wushu Club Organizes a Reunion Night of Martial Arts Appreciation
Martial arts is quite significant to Asian culture. It is a sport, self-defence, arts and culture. Among the famous martial arts practised among the UTAR students, is the Wushu. Wushu is the official name for Chinese Kung Fu. Fans of Kung Fu movies would appreciate Wushu as it portrays plenty of Kung Fu moves. The UTAR Wushu Club is an active club that performs and practices Wushu for performances and relevant cultural events.
The UTAR Wushu Club is established under the UTAR Department of Student Affairs. The club is open to anyone as it also serves as a place to learn the cultural aspects of Wushu. Club members can join actively as lion dance troupe or performing Wushu as required or invited. The lion dance is a colourful performance mimicking a lion’s movements. It is often performed during Chinese New Year or other Chinese traditional or cultural festivities. The Chinese believe that when a lion visits a new business or a shop opening, it brings good luck and fortune. Hence, it is common to see a lion dance troupe during new business openings as well as wedding ceremonies. Fundamental lion dance movements are primarily found in Wushu. The UTAR Wushu Club performs lion dances for new shop openings and other celebrations.
A Night to Remember
The UTAR Wushu Club organized a Reunion of Martial Art Night or R.O.M.A.N for short. The special occasion is to celebrate traditional Asian martial arts that are popular in Malaysia. Besides the martial arts Wushu, other martial arts such as Judo, Karate, Muay Thai and Taekwondo are featured as well. Each of these martial arts can be found practised as self-defence as well as a competitive sport in Malaysia and most of Asia. While the name R.O.M.A.N may signify martial arts, it is common to confuse it as just a night of sparring and sporting performances. It also promised to highlight the cultural aspect of martial arts such as the festive drums and the Si Chuan mask changing. There are also dance performances such as the dragon dance and the distinguishable lion dance. The diabolo performance also made an appearance during the appreciation night. A diabolo is a Chinese yo-yo, and it takes skills to perform it wonderfully. The night is further memorable with plenty of lucky draws, cultural photo booths as well as a night bazaar. It is open to students of UTAR as well as to the general public.
Contributing to Continuous Culture Preservation
As a corporate body established in a deeply rooted cultural country, the 3E Accounting makes it among its priority to donate to any cultural preservation for future generations. As such, 3E Accounting made contributions to the R.O.M.A.N 2015 event to ensure that the occasion is a success. Preserving cultural aspects is essential as it provides a sense of belonging for people in a specific culture. Everyone can enjoy a colourful and joyful culture, such as Asian martial arts as it also promotes unity and safety. Hence, it should be passed down through generations, and 3E Accounting supports the UTAR Wushu Club as an active Wushu group. Our wish is that more youth appreciate and continue the preservation of the martial arts.