On Saturday 16th September the whole Club came together at the Watford Colosseum for the Club’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. There was much to see – how far we have come since the Club was founded in 1977.
Proceedings were opened with a Big Head Buddha Lion Dance.
Each Instructor put on a demonstration of our traditional patterns both alone and with their students.
The demonstrations were followed by a spectacular Traditional Chinese Lion Dance featuring both long and short weapons.
The Golden Lion finished by presenting Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo with a congratulatory scroll.
Photos of the evening were taken by Ben Hallifax who has uploaded many more images to Flickr – the link will be sent out by email to all subscribed to our newsletter so you can spot yourselves and your fellow students.
And watch this space for more images to come of the Club demonstrations and the Lion Dance.
Big Head Buddha awakens the Golden Lion to start the 40th Anniversary Celebration, to the traditional solo drumming of Instructor Sharon Ngo.
Dennis Ngo – Chief Instructor
Dave Courtney Jones, Instructor, City & Islington
Karim Daoud, Instructor
Richard Wagstaff, Instructor
Adam Prout, Instructor
Instructors George Bahna, Danil Mikhailov, and Nick Fielding
Instructors Anna Wallen, Joshua Villar, and Andy Rees.
Dave Courtney Jones and Karim Daoud, Hoe & Stool Pattern
Karim Daoud and Adam Prout, Instructors, perform a two-person fighting pattern at the Club’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Instructors Danil Mikhailov (Spear) and Nick Fielding (Broadsword) perform a two-person pattern
Instructors Adam Prout (tumbling) and Richard Wagstaff (Broadsword).
Instructor Dave Courtney Jones and family prepare to perform together
Instructors Richard Wagstaff, Dave Courtney Jones, Karim Daoud, and Adam Prout perform together
Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo performs a pattern with Carmen Ngo
Sharon Ngo, Instructor
The Lion Dance gets underway
The Golden Lion approaches the weapons laid out before it.
Traditional Chinese Lion Dance Weapons Display
Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo accepts the scroll presented to him by the Golden Lion
The Lion has presented the Celebration Scroll to Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo
Family, Students, Instructors all gathered to celebrate our 40th Anniversary