Our Activities

Southern Lion

Our Lion Dance Troupe was started in 1934 after a pair of Northern Lions were brought here by Mr Wei Yuan Feng from Hebei Province, China. However, it was not until 1953 that we began to do Southern Lion performances. That was the year in which Mr He Shun, a famous Southern Lion Dance practitioner, joined the Association as an instructor. He combined the drumming rhythm and basic dance movements of the Southern Lion with the classical body shape of the Northern Lion.

Northern Lion

In 1960, the Association established a Peking Opera Troupe and hired Mr. Liu Fu Shan as the instructor. In the hands of Mr Liu, the techniques of the Golden Lion Dance were fused with the art of Peking Opera on stage. Since then, the Golden Lion Dance was integrated with gongs, drums, and the suona. In 1976, the image of our Golden Lion was even printed on the ten dollar note issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Martial Arts

The martial arts of the Singapore Chin Woo (Athletic) Association are mainly inherited from the Yellow River, Yangtze River and Pearl River basins. There are 10 fundamental routines taught across board which serves as the standard curriculum of Chin Woo.