Kung Fu Club holds annual party

The Shaolin Jing Wu Kung Fu club hosted their 8th annual summer party on August 4.

Special guest, Mayor Councillor Thomas Beckett, attended the event and helped to present awards and certificate to pupils and members of the club.

Robert Farmer (Student of the Year) with Sifu Derek Lui and Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett.

Robert Farmer (Student of the Year) with Sifu Derek Lui and Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett.

The Mayor also kindly participated in a highly important traditional ceremony, the dotting of the club’s new lion head.

The evenings events, hosted in the Seymour Street Church in Lisburn, began with a short welcoming speech followed by a report on the activities carried out by the club the past year.

Regular Martial Arts classes are held in the Lisburn LeisurePlex every Tuesday evening from 8pm – 9.30pm.

Spectators were presented with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance team who performed to them and entertained them, as well as bringing them good luck and prosperity as it is said to promote.

As well as the Lion Dance performance, members of the Kung Fu Club also performed some martial arts and weapon forms for all to see.

The performances were then followed by the presentation of awards and certificates with the help of Mayor Councillor Thomas Beckett.

Traditional Chinese Food for the party was supplied by Happy Dumplings in Belfast’s Agincourt Avenue.

On behalf of the Jing Wu Kung Fu Club, organisers would like to thank everybody who attended the event. The club has grown from strength to strength every year with the support and participation of the local community.

For more information on the Kung Fu club as well as traditional Chinese Lion Dancing, please visit the website on hungfutni.co.uk