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Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
(please notify which intakes (eg: Saturday (Group A)) in the Notes section.

Preschool Drama Programme

Day: Saturday
Sem 1: Feb 16,23 Mar 2,9,16,23 Apr 6,13,20,27
Sem 2: May 4,11 June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20,27 Aug 3
Sem 3: Aug 17,24 Sep 21,28 Oct 5,12,19 Nov 2,9,16

Age:
Group A: 3-5 yrs (must be over 36 months old) (FULL)
Group B: 5- 6 yrs ( those who were born in 2014 and above) (Limited places)
Group C: 6 yrs (those who  were born in 2013)(Available)
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Time:
Group A: 10am – 11am  (FULL)
Group B: 11.15am – 12.15pm (Limited places)
Group C: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Available)

Course Fee: RM280
Registration Fee: RM50


Day: Sunday
Date:
Sem 1: Feb 17,24 Mar 3,10,17,24 Apr 7,14,21,28
Sem 2: May 5,12 June 16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28 Aug 4
Sem 3: Aug 18,25 Sep 22,29 Oct 6,13,20 Nov 3,10,17

Age:
Group A: 3-5 yrs (must be over 36 months old) (Limited places)
Group B: 5- 6 yrs ( those who were born in 2014 and above)  (Limited places)
Group C: 6 yrs (those who  were born in 2013) (Limited places)

Time:
Group A: 10am – 11am (Limited places)
Group B: 11.15am – 12.15pm  (Limited places)
Group C: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Limited places)
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Course Fee: RM280
Registration Fee: RM50

*Please indicate the day of your choice at the “notes” section on the registration form.

Every semester of the Pre-school Programme consists of 10 weeks that lead up to a mini-presentation on the last class.
Each lesson will be conducted with the following components in mind:

  • Development of the Mind
  • Development of Creative Problem-Solving
  • Development of Speech and Basic Communication
  • Development of PLAY

Each class will have the various topics covered in varying activities such as movement and body, speech and voice, group work and working in a team. Students will learn basic theatre activities and theatre games which help them develop their listening skills and focus.

The classes are limited to only 16 kids per class (the maximum number of each class may be lesser than 16 depending on the momentum of the class. If the students are a bit more difficult to control; we will keep the number smaller)

1. Is there any trial class for the programme?
There is no trial class due to the limited number of students. You have to commit at least for one whole semester in order to join the programme. If you are not too sure whether the programme is suitable for your child. You may enroll them for our Intensive Creative Arts Programme (normally is done during the school holidays); as the programme is shorter and more intensive ( it’s a daily programme for 1 week).

2. My children refuse to participate in the class and cried throughout the class.
It’s normal for young students to cry on the first day of the programme due to new environment. Parents may accompany them in the class for only the first class.
We do not recommend for parents to stay in the class as we need the students to be independent and for them to build their trust with our facilitators.
Please do not worry if your child decided not to participate and just sit at the corner of the class; students will still be able to learn something by observing the class; and they will eventually join the class once they are ready.

3. Can I see what’s happening in the class?
You can peep through the small gap on the windows to see what is happening in the class. The windows are covered so that the students are able to concentrate.

4. Is the class is for both days? Can I change my child class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

5. Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

6. What about the year end show?
There are no year end production for the preschool drama programme. However, there is a short presentation by the kids for the parents at the end of the final class. It will take about 5-15 minutes and the presentation will take place in the same studio where the class is being held.

 

 

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Speech & Drama Programme 2019

Registration for 2nd semester will be closed on the 12th May 2019

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.

To register, simply fill up the form here.
(please notify which intakes (eg: Saturday (Group A)) in the Notes section.

Day: Saturday or Sunday

Date:
Saturday Class
Sem 1: Feb 16,23 Mar 2,9,16,23 Apr 6,13,20,27
Sem 2: May 4,11 June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20,27 Aug 3
Sem 3: Aug 17,24 Sep 21,28 Oct 5,12,19 Nov 2,9,16

Sunday Classes
Sem 1: Feb 17,24 Mar 3,10,17,24 Apr 7,14,21,28
Sem 2: May 5,12 June 16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28 Aug 4
Sem 3: Aug 18,25 Sep 22,29 Oct 6,13,20 Nov 3,10,17

Age:
Group A: 7-8 yrs (Saturday: Limited spaces / Sunday: FULL)
Group B: 9-12 yrs (Saturday: FULL / Sunday:FULL)
Group C: 13-18 yrs
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Time:
Beginners (Year 1) : 10am-12pm
Intermediate/Advanced (Year 2 – 10) : 12pm-2pm
Course Fee: RM400
Registration Fee: RM50

*Please indicate the day of your choice at the “notes” section on the registration form.

1. Is there any trial class for the programme?
There is no trial class due to the limited number of students. You have to commit at least for one whole semester in order to join the programme. If you are not too sure whether the programme is suitable for your child. You may enroll them for our Speech & Drama Holiday Bootcamp (normally is done during the school holidays); as the programme is shorter and more intensive ( it’s a daily programme for 1 week).

2. My children has done speech and drama at school, which level should they go to?
Our Speech & Drama Programme is divided into Beginners (Year 1), Intermediate (Year 2) & Advanced levels (Year 3-10).

Levels are based on how many years each students have been with us; and not based on their experience. You will have to join the beginners level even though you may have some experience with speech and drama or acting from other schools or centres.

It’s not about the competition of who can perform better on stage, but we give chance to all students to participate in the classes and join the year end production.

3. Can they join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester.Registration is closed on the 2nd week of each semesters; as students will be handed scripts and roles then.

4. Is the class is for both days? Can I change my child class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

5. Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

6. Will there be any performance for the parents to see their progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for the parents to see their children progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.
All students are required to wear the academy t-shirt for the presentation which can be purchased at the academy office.
Students will still need to come at 10am as usual as they will have their final rehearsal before the performance.

7. What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-5pm). This will includes full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the afternoon.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 16 Nov (for Saturday classes) / 17 Nov (for Sunday classes) 2019.
The show will take place at Pentas 2 and it will be ticketed.

Beginners Acting Workshop with Qahar Aqilah

Intake of the class is currently full, however we can keep you under the KIV list for any dropouts.

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

 

Age: 18 years and above
Day: Saturdays
Date: 15,22,29 June 6,13,20,27 July 3,17,24 August 2019
Time: 2pm-5pm
Fee: RM700
Reg Fee: 50

 

This beginner’s acting workshop will consist of 10-week course that provides fundamental concepts and techniques of performing for budding actors.
Participants in this workshop will be led through a series of theoretical and practical exercises that seek to introduce basic tools that will strengthen mind-body connections to both the technical processes, as well as the creative processes that inform basic theatrical performance.

Qahar Aqilah was trained as an actor at the Michael Howard Studios in New York. Aside from performing, Qahar also conducts classes and workshops for people who want to learn the craft of acting, including improvisation and how to approach text as an actor. A former member and co-founder of Shakespeare Demystified, he has performed in and co-directed their shows, as well as trained current and new members of the ensemble. He is also a founding member of The AIIA Improv troupe.

Theatre for Seniors  with Tung Jit Yang

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 50yrs and above
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: 11,13,18,20,25,27 June  2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 July  1,6,8,13,15 August 2019
Showdates:
16,17,18 August 2019
Time: 12- 4pm
Course Fee: RM800
Registration Fee: RM50

This intensive theatre course for seniors explores devising for the theatre, leading with a workshop performance at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Participants will train, and create performance pieces, telling their stories and histories through the theatre; exploring and developing each participant’s personal creativity.
This course is looking for serious and committed participants, eager to work in theatre and to perform unique characters, explore personal stories and oral histories on the theatre stage.

 

Tung Jit Yang, is a performer, director, and lighting designer.He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts earning his BFA (hons.) Drama in 2016.

He trained in acting at The Meisner Studio; Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London; commedia dell’arte in Florence; and directing/devising at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.Upon completing his degree, Jit directed and devised two new original plays – “The Tribe” and “Chasing Light” — with Shout Alone Theatre Company (NYC).

Returning to Malaysia, Jit was an Artist-in-Residence with theatrethreesixty (Malaysia). Directing and devising a movement based work – “Riwayat”. In 2017, “Riwayat” was then invited and re-worked for the renowned Georgetown Festival (Malaysia).

Jit is currently a Director-in-Residence with The Actors Studio @ The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). His past works include, “to which my brother laughed;” a devised piece in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu; movement direction for “Dato Seri,” a Malaysian adaptation of Macbeth; “Losertown,” a devised and experimental musical with non-actor-musicians, and award winning stand-up comic Hannan Azlan; and spearheading “The New Play Project,” which brings to the foreground Malaysia’s contemporary story-tellers and playwrights over an intensive period of workshopping and Master Classes.

Other notable works from 2016 – 2018:  Performing in “Plots of a Tyrant,” a butoh and dance work inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III with Lee Swee Keong (Malaysia) and Nobuyashi Asai (Japan); lighting design for theatresauce’s (Malaysia) “Antigone;” writing for “indicinelive!” a sketch comedy revue; performing in “Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth,” an adaptation of the classic work for students, and those new to Shakespeare; he is also an improviser for AI:IA, Malaysia’s only improv comedy troupe.

Buka Langkah (Gamelan Music Workshop) with Gangsapura

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
Please notify us your preference day under the ‘Notes’ section in the form

Age: 15 yrs and above
Days: Saturdays or Sundays (Saturday: 2 slots left / Sunday: FULL)
Time: 10am-12pm
Date:

Saturdays
Sem 1: 16,23 Feb 2,9,16,23 Mar 6,13,20,27 Apr
Sem 2:
4,11 May 15,22,29 Jun 6,13,20,27 Jul 3 Aug
Sem 3: 17,24 Aug 21,28 Sep 5,12,19 Oct 2,9,16 Nov

Sundays
Sem 1: 17,24 Feb 3,10,17,24 Mar 7,14,21,28 Apr
Sem 2:
5,12 May 16,23,30 Jun 7,14,21,28 Jul 4 Aug
Sem 3: 18,25 Aug 22,29 Sep 6,13,20 Oct 3,10,17 Nov

Final Performance: 23rd Nov 2019

Course Fee: RM450
Registration Fee: RM50

Min: 8, max 10

Since it was brought into Tanah Melayu from Riau-Lingga in the early 19th century until it was re-discovered in 1967 under “Istana Kolam” (Terengganu Palace), Malay Gamelan has been a great asset and treasure to our cultural discovery. Since then, the ongoing studies has led to the more development and growth in our journey of learning our own long-lost traditional arts culture & heritage.

What do you get by joining the class?
Semester 1 – You will learn the basic techniques of Malay Gamelan by learning traditional Malay Gamelan repertoires.
Semester 2 – You will learn more elaborate and modern technique of playing Malay Gamelan through contemporary and modern songs.
Semester 3 – The class will prepare for the year end production that will take place on 23 November 2019.

Can I join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester. Registration is closed on the 3rd week of each semesters; as students will be assigned to their respective instruments and choreography then.

Do I need to commit to all semesters?
As mentioned above, every semester will cover a different aspect of Joget Gamelan and Malay Gamelan and students will have different learning outcomes. We highly recommend for you to sign up for all semesters. But of course, it is up to you! You decide what you’d love to learn.

Is the class is for both days? Can I change my class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

Will there be any performance to see our progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for you to invite friends and family to view your progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.

What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-10pm). This will include full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the evening.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 23 Nov (Saturday).
The show will be ticketed.

The Facilitators

Teuku Umar Ilany has graduated in the year 2014 with a first class degree in composition and arranging from the National Heritage and Culture Academy (ASWARA). His passion for Gamelan and Malay culture has been life-long, beginning with his initial exposure at the age of 12 and leading him to study composition and Malay gamelan at ASWARA, during which he was exposed to elements of traditional Malay performing arts ranging from Wayang Kulit (Malay shadow play) and Mak Yong to Bangsawan, Mek Mulong and Randai – all of which have been influences in his creative musical skills.

Under the tutelage of mentors and adigurus like Pak Bob Khalil, Pak Osman, Ruslan Imam, Salvadore Guerzo and many others, Teuku is emerging as a leading light in the new generation of Malay gamelan artists. He is the winner of the “Best Gamelan Performer” in a Malay Gamelan Competition in the state of Terengganu, has directed many traditional performances in ASWARA and has also led the ASWARA Gamelan Group in a collaboration with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). Apart from that, he is also one of the resident composer of Rhythm in Bronze, and write compositions and arrangements for various orchestras.

Mohamad Faliq Bin Che Adeni is a graduate of the National Arts and Cultural Academy (ASWARA) graduate and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Music Arts Honor (Composition and Composition) in 2015. The interest in gamelan Melayu music began from 2003 to 2003, when he was 13 years old. He is very interested in performing arts not only in Malay gamelan music but also in other performing arts such as dance, acting and band performances. At a young age he has had many experiences from school to international level. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 “Tokoh Cocurriculum” at his school. In ASWARA, he explores the composition and arrangement of the arts, thereby opening up opportunities for him to further develop understanding and skills in music art. The many elements of tradition helped him in producing the work of modern songs as well as traditional songs. He is currently a Malay gamelan trainer at the Sultan Alam Shah Islamic College, Klang or better known as KISAS. He has honored KISAS’s name at the Malaysian school level which often became a Champion in the Malay Gamelan Competition of National Full-Boarding Schools. He continues to teach and always to preserve the traditional culture of Gamelan Melayu performances and become a composer of music. He wants to bring Gamelan Melayu into a Malaysian cultural heritage to be the pride of future generations regardless of race or religion. He also wanted Gamelan Melayu arts to be highly regarded by the international community throughout the world.

 

Buka Langkah (Joget Gamelan Workshop) with Gangsapura

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 15 yrs and above
Days: Sundays
Time: 12pm-2pm
Date:

Sundays
Sem 1: 17,24 Feb 3,10,17,24 Mar 7,14,21,28 Apr
Sem 2:
5,12 May 16,23,30 Jun 7,14,21,28 Jul 4 Aug
Sem 3: 18,25 Aug 22,29 Sep 6,13,20 Oct 3,10,17 Nov

 Final Performance: 23rd Nov 2019

Course Fee: RM450
Registration Fee: RM50

Min: 8, max 10

Since it was brought into Tanah Melayu from Riau-Lingga in the early 19th century until it was re-discovered in 1967 under “Istana Kolam” (Terengganu Palace), Malay Gamelan has been a great asset and treasure to our cultural discovery. Since then, the ongoing studies has led to the more development and growth in our journey of learning our own long-lost traditional arts culture & heritage.

What do you get by joining the class
Semester 1 – You will learn the basic steps for Joget Gamelan and the etiquette as a Joget Gamelan dancers.
Semester 2 – You will learn some more intricate steps and movement for a traditional repertoire.
Semester 3 – The class will prepare for the year end production that will take place on 23 November 2019.

Can I join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester. Registration is closed on the 3rd week of each semesters; as students will be assigned to their respective instruments and choreography then.

Do I need to commit to all semesters?
As mentioned above, every semester will cover a different aspect of Joget Gamelan and Malay Gamelan and students will have different learning outcomes. We highly recommend for you to sign up for all semesters. But of course, it is up to you! You decide what you’d love to learn.

Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

Will there be any performance to see our progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for you to invite friends and family to view your progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.

What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-10pm). This will include full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the evening.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 23 Nov (Saturday).
The show will be ticketed.

The Facilitator

Started with traditional dance since elementary school, Fatin Nabylah has been active in art and culture at the school level and began to develop her talents in the field of dance and theatrical arts at Taman Budaya Kuala Lumpur. While at the Cultural Park, she also studied traditional dances and Joget Gamelan. Not only that she has also been involved in singing and has won several singing contests. Since she was so active in art and culture she has pursued her studies in the field of dance at Aswara. She took a Diploma in Dance of the Arts for 3 years at Aswara.

Because of her interest in the field of gamelan music, she decided to change her field and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in music and gamelan specialization. She has been managing a final year performance for bachelor’s degree students in 2014 and assuming her position as Production Director. During her studies in Aswara, she has participated in various performances such as Mak Yong, Bangsawan, Mekulong and many other. Not only that, outside of Aswara she was involved with performances at Istana Budaya, for example, Semerah Padi Theater, P. Ramlee The musical and many other. She also performed performances at various events, and filmed in Kuala Lumpur and abroad.

 

 

1 DAY FREE TRIAL CLASS: By appointment only.

Age: 13 yrs and above
Day: Saturdays
Time: 2pm-4pm
Course Fee: RM120 per month (4 classes) / RM80 per month (2 classes)
Registration Fee: RM50

Yip Kin Wing Chun is a traditional chinese martial art from China with more than 10 weapon forms, horse stance emphasis and “Yin” and “Yang” leveraging concept. It was brought to Malaysia by Yip Kin before World War II. It is a close range combat skills that designed particularly for small size people or lady.

It is very different from many other martial arts that require strong physical strength and good stamina but instead, it leverages on human body structure alignment and positioning during combat to compensate for the lack of physical strength of practitioner and economic movement to conserve energy. Besides combat skills, it also include health component in its syllabus via slow and deep abdominal breathing throughout the whole training. As a result, over the years of training, practitioner become healthier and stronger besides acquiring self-defence skills.

Syllabus (in a nutshell):

A student will be able to learn the 7 hands movement, 8 legs movement, 5 stances, 4 footworks and Qi Gong of Yip Kin Wing Chun within 1 year.

For student who then wish to continue after the first year syllabus can proceed to learn the 8 Core Forms which include Small Flower Fist, Big Flower Fist, Plum Blossom Stick and Drill, 6.5 foot Stick and Drill, Chi Sau and finally, Wooden Dummy. It could take up to 4 years to complete all the Forms.

 

In the weekly class, it is generally conducted and divided into 5 different segments in which all student despite seniority or level will be experiencing:

a). Foot / leg work – starting from the very basic horse stance to the advance plum blossom stance to train balance, grounding, structure, strike empowerment, moving in confine space and many others

b). Hand work – learning the 7 hands movement in stages and progressively (dependant on student ability) and the more advance 8 Core Forms in later stage

c). Qi Gong – learning to cultivate Qi as well as develop focus and body awareness with good structure. Can be a relaxing and good for health exercise too.

d). Sparring – application of the hand and leg work with an actual sparring partner. Student will be put through scenarios and learn to develop possible counter measure.

e). Q&A – student are encourage to ask question on items that they have learn or perhaps, just sharing their insights and discovery for that week

*Further explanation on syllabus is available upon request

 

Instructor

Lim Shoou Ching is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Yip Fok Choy, grandson of Yip Kin and studies under Sifu Kahar Saidun. When Lim fails to land even a punch on Shifu Kahar while he was blind folded but instead being thrown around for a good few minutes, that was the turning point and the beginning of Lim’s journey with Sifu Kahar.

Started learning Yip Kin Wing Chun since 2010, Lim is currently the Class Leader and Assistant Instructor with more than 2 years of teaching experience. To date, Lim has participated in numerous friendly sparring / matches with not only Wing Chun practitioners but also other martial art form including silat, taekwondo and even freestyle.


Sifu Kahar Saidun (Advisory Instructor):

With his 26 years of experience, Kahar teaches, speaks and lives martial arts. Kahar has been practicing Wing Chun since 1991 and is currently one of the two Master Instructors inside the oldest Wing Chun martial arts school and association in Malaysia, which is the “Persatuan Tinju Wing Choon Yip Kin Kuala Lumpur” (first established 1924, formally registered 1960). He has been teaching since the year 2002.


Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy:

Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy was born on May 15th, 1943 in Kuala Lumpur and began learning Wing Chun at age 8. He assisted his grandfather Yip Kin at the martial arts school in the late 1950s. From the early 1970s after the demise of Grandmaster Yip Kin, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy has inherited the legacy left by his late grandfather.

At age 65, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy continues to be very active imparting his Wing Chun martial arts to students and teaching various nationalities and age groups to attain progressive improvements in levels of individual achievement. He also teaches lion dance and is sought after as a judge recognized internationally in lion dance competitions within and outside Malaysia. He maintains affiliations and travels regionally in connection with martial arts and lion dance.

 

 

Age: 13 yrs and above
Day: Saturdays (Trial Class/New Registration Is Frozen Until 25th May 2019)
Time: 2pm-4pm
Course Fee: Pay What You Can Scheme
(commitment of 1 year, with at least twice a month attendance)

Can’t commit but still want to join the class.

You can still join us by paying the regular fee (you may sign up via regular wing chun class)
Course Fee: RM80 (2 classes) / RM120 (4 classes) per month
Registration Fee: RM50 (one off payment)

You may drop by for a trial class before joining. Kindly drop us an email with your fullname and contact number to academy@klpac.org

 

WHAT IS WING CHUN??

Yip Kin Wing Chun is a traditional chinese martial art from China with more than 10 weapon forms, horse stance emphasis and “Yin” and “Yang” leveraging concept. It was brought to Malaysia by Yip Kin before World War II. It is a close range combat skills that designed particularly for small size people or lady.

It is very different from many other martial arts that require strong physical strength and good stamina but instead, it leverages on human body structure alignment and positioning during combat to compensate for the lack of physical strength of practitioner and economic movement to conserve energy. Besides combat skills, it also include health component in its syllabus via slow and deep abdominal breathing throughout the whole training. As a result, over the years of training, practitioner become healthier and stronger besides acquiring self-defence skills.

Syllabus (in a nutshell):

A student will be able to learn the 7 hands movement, 8 legs movement, 5 stances, 4 footworks and Qi Gong of Yip Kin Wing Chun within 1 year.

For student who then wish to continue after the first year syllabus can proceed to learn the 8 Core Forms which include Small Flower Fist, Big Flower Fist, Plum Blossom Stick and Drill, 6.5 foot Stick and Drill, Chi Sau and finally, Wooden Dummy. It could take up to 4 years to complete all the Forms.

 

In the weekly class, it is generally conducted and divided into 5 different segments in which all student despite seniority or level will be experiencing:

a). Foot / leg work – starting from the very basic horse stance to the advance plum blossom stance to train balance, grounding, structure, strike empowerment, moving in confine space and many others

b). Hand work – learning the 7 hands movement in stages and progressively (dependant on student ability) and the more advance 8 Core Forms in later stage

c). Qi Gong – learning to cultivate Qi as well as develop focus and body awareness with good structure. Can be a relaxing and good for health exercise too.

d). Sparring – application of the hand and leg work with an actual sparring partner. Student will be put through scenarios and learn to develop possible counter measure.

e). Q&A – student are encourage to ask question on items that they have learn or perhaps, just sharing their insights and discovery for that week

*Further explanation on syllabus is available upon request

 

Instructor

Lim Shoou Ching is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Yip Fok Choy, grandson of Yip Kin and studies under Sifu Kahar Saidun. When Lim fails to land even a punch on Shifu Kahar while he was blind folded but instead being thrown around for a good few minutes, that was the turning point and the beginning of Lim’s journey with Sifu Kahar.

Started learning Yip Kin Wing Chun since 2010, Lim is currently the Class Leader and Assistant Instructor with more than 2 years of teaching experience. To date, Lim has participated in numerous friendly sparring / matches with not only Wing Chun practitioners but also other martial art form including silat, taekwondo and even freestyle.


Sifu Kahar Saidun (Advisory Instructor):

With his 26 years of experience, Kahar teaches, speaks and lives martial arts. Kahar has been practicing Wing Chun since 1991 and is currently one of the two Master Instructors inside the oldest Wing Chun martial arts school and association in Malaysia, which is the “Persatuan Tinju Wing Choon Yip Kin Kuala Lumpur” (first established 1924, formally registered 1960). He has been teaching since the year 2002.


Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy:

Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy was born on May 15th, 1943 in Kuala Lumpur and began learning Wing Chun at age 8. He assisted his grandfather Yip Kin at the martial arts school in the late 1950s. From the early 1970s after the demise of Grandmaster Yip Kin, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy has inherited the legacy left by his late grandfather.

At age 65, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy continues to be very active imparting his Wing Chun martial arts to students and teaching various nationalities and age groups to attain progressive improvements in levels of individual achievement. He also teaches lion dance and is sought after as a judge recognized internationally in lion dance competitions within and outside Malaysia. He maintains affiliations and travels regionally in connection with martial arts and lion dance.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.When does this offer begin?
Immediately

2.When does this offer ends?
As long as the partnership with the facilitator is on and until such time where there is no more violence against women.

3.How will the fee structure work exactly?
At the beginning of the month, you can basically just put in any amount at the donation box provided. Your donation will not be monitored or keep tracked. You can put in as much as you can afford. (You must give the commitment mentioned in the post if you want to enjoy this benefit).

4. How does the Academy ensure that student give their commitment of 1 year and attending at least 2 classes per month?
We will based mostly on trust and attendance monitoring. Failing which, the student can always opt to paying full fees so that you can come and go according to your convenience.

5.Can a man join the class?
Yes of course. He will have to pay the full fee of RM120 per month with one-off RM50 registration fee. For regular classes, click here

6.Where will the fee or donation be going to?
It will goes back to the facilitator and klpac to sustain the programme and the arts centre in general.

7.Can I have a demo / trial class?
Yes, you may come on any of the Saturdays and try it out (with no financial commitment as well). Kindly book a slot via email to academy@klpac.org.

8.What is my training attire?
Anything that you are comfortable with.

9. Do I have to buy any equipment?
No. Your body is the only tool you need.

10. Is there a shorter crash course or a one day workshop?
Let’s imagine this, let’s say you want to learn guitar in one day. You go for the class, the facilitator show you all the chords, strumming pattern and explain to you the music term and it’s interpretation. By the end of the class, can you actually play the song?
Traditional martial art is also about knowing your body to maximize its structure function, to develop subconscious muscle memory, harnessing your inner strength and developing your chi. There is no shortcut to it. Practice makes perfect.

11.I am interested but I don’t think I can commit.
Perhaps you can consider paying full fee and then you can come and go according to your convenience.

12.Is there an age limit?
Yes, 13 years old and above. The age limit is purely because the facilitator is not equipped with the appropriate skill to teach younger children as their physique and strength can be very different compared to a teenager or adult. We do not want to accidentally injure your child during the training.

13.If I can get enough student, will the Academy consider starting the class at another venue?
Yes. But this is also dependent on the facilitator availability and the commitment from the student must be very strong.

14.Is this suitable for beginner?
Yes absolutely. No prior experience is needed.

 

Age : 5 years and above
Time : Between 2pm-5pm weekdays

Proper timetable and slot will be confirmed based on mutual agreement.
Any missing classes will not be replaced without 24 hours advanced notice.

Class duration: Grade   (Practical ; Theory)

Beginner                       : 30 minutes ; 15 minutes
Grade 1 to 4                 : 30 minutes ; 15 minutes
Grade 5                         : 45 minutes ; 30 minutes
Grade 6 to 8                 : 60 minutes ; 30 minutes

Course Fee: (practical ; theory) per month (4 classes)
Beginner (TBC)
Grade 1  (TBC)
Grade 2  (TBC)
Grade 3  (TBC)
Grade 4  (TBC)
Grade 5  (TBC)
Grade 6  (TBC)
Grade 7  (TBC)
Grade 8  (TBC)
Registration Fee: RM50

Lesson books can be purchased from the academy.

Exam board: ABRSM http://my.abrsm.org/
(Fee and material for the exam is not included in the course fee)

 

The Facilitators

TBC

 

The Actor’s Prep For Young Adults with Tung Jit Yang

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 18 yrs -25 yrs
Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 April  4, 11 May  1, 8, 15, 22 June 2019
Time: 2- 6pm
Course Fee: RM600
Registration Fee: RM50

This 40 hour, 10 week course will provide a training ground for young adults; for those beginning and looking to develop their craft within the theatre and performance.

This course will explore the performance and analysis of classic and contemporary text – from Shakespeare, the Greek chorus; to self-written work – movement training, and devising for the theatre, ending with a studio presentation and show.

Students of all levels who are keen in honing their performance for the theatre (for auditions, for scenes, for improvising) and exploring their personal creativities should apply.

 

Tung Jit Yang, is a performer, director, and lighting designer.He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts earning his BFA (hons.) Drama in 2016.

He trained in acting at The Meisner Studio; Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London; commedia dell’arte in Florence; and directing/devising at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.Upon completing his degree, Jit directed and devised two new original plays – “The Tribe” and “Chasing Light” — with Shout Alone Theatre Company (NYC).

Returning to Malaysia, Jit was an Artist-in-Residence with theatrethreesixty (Malaysia). Directing and devising a movement based work – “Riwayat”. In 2017, “Riwayat” was then invited and re-worked for the renowned Georgetown Festival (Malaysia).

Jit is currently a Director-in-Residence with The Actors Studio @ The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). His past works include, “to which my brother laughed;” a devised piece in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu; movement direction for “Dato Seri,” a Malaysian adaptation of Macbeth; “Losertown,” a devised and experimental musical with non-actor-musicians, and award winning stand-up comic Hannan Azlan; and spearheading “The New Play Project,” which brings to the foreground Malaysia’s contemporary story-tellers and playwrights over an intensive period of workshopping and Master Classes.

Other notable works from 2016 – 2018:  Performing in “Plots of a Tyrant,” a butoh and dance work inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III with Lee Swee Keong (Malaysia) and Nobuyashi Asai (Japan); lighting design for theatresauce’s (Malaysia) “Antigone;” writing for “indicinelive!” a sketch comedy revue; performing in “Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth,” an adaptation of the classic work for students, and those new to Shakespeare; he is also an improviser for AI:IA, Malaysia’s only improv comedy troupe.

Improv Comedy, and Beyond! with Qahar Aqilah

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 18 years and above
Day: Saturdays
Date: 16,23 Feb 2,9 March 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Course Fee: RM300
Registration Fee: RM50

 

A 4 session intensive focusing on the basic skills and theoretical knowledge required for improvisational theatre. Although the workshop is centred on comedic improvisation, the tools covered encompasses the fundamental aspects of actor preparation, as well as its usage within text-based theatre.

Qahar Aqilah was trained as an actor at the Michael Howard Studios in New York. Aside from performing, Qahar also conducts classes and workshops for people who want to learn the craft of acting, including improvisation and how to approach text as an actor. A former member and co-founder of Shakespeare Demystified, he has performed in and co-directed their shows, as well as trained current and new members of the ensemble. He is also a founding member of The AIIA Improv troupe.