MANDARIN CHINESE TRAINING
People learn Mandarin Chinese for different reasons, including:
- Expanding business to China;
- Preparing to relocate to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shengzhen et al for study, work or personal life
- Having a great Interest in Chinese history, philosophy or traditional art...
JAPANESE LANGUAGE TRAINING
Hong is greatly impressed by the fact that the Tale of Genji, which is considered to be the world's first modern novel and psychological novel, was written by a lady-in-waiting named Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century. That is why she was motivated to start teaching herself Japanese...
Mother Dog by Yi Ahm (1499-?) 15th century
KOREAN LANGUAGE TRAINING
Hong became interested in Korean and its associated culture after watching a movie named Old Boy several years ago. Even though it was discovered at a later stage that it was actually shot based on a Japanese Manga, the Korean director still did a great job considering the plots of the movie were much more interesting and heart touching. Later Hong became interested in ancient Korean history and discovered that Chinese characters used to be heavily used in Korean writing system...
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY TRAINING
In China, calligraphy is referred to as shūfǎ (書法/书法), literally "way/method/law of writing"; shodō (書道) in Japan ("way/principle of writing"); and seoye (서예; 書藝) in Korea ("kill/criterion of writing").
Chinese calligraphy appreciated more or only for its aesthetic quality has a long tradition, and is today regarded as one of the arts (Chinese 藝術/艺术 pinyin: yìshù) in the countries where it is practised. Chinese calligraphy focuses not only on methods of writing but also on cultivating one's character and resilience.
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION TRAINING
Mindfulness was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn based on his learning from Korean Seon Buddhism Master, Seungsahn Haengwon and Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thích Nhất Hạnh. Mindfulness practice has been employed to reduce symptoms of depression, to reduce stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness is easy to practise as there are simple steps to follow. But Buddhism meditation is far more complex and each step requires rigid tuition, practice and supervision in order to achieve a good result. Further there are different methods for medication depending on the branches of the Buddhism practised. Medication is an effective way to nurture one's creativity and curiosity.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE DANCE TRAINING
Folk dances are important historically in the development of dance in China, some of the earliest dances in court rituals and ceremonies may have evolved from folk dances. Rulers from various dynasties collected folk dances, many of which eventually became court dances. However, at various times there had also been antipathy towards some folk dances and some emperors attempted to ban them.
CHINESE POP DANCE TRAINING
Chinese pop dance (CPD) gains incredible popularity in China nowadays. Compared with pop dances from other countries, it is easily observed that the elements of traditional dance, ethnic minorities dances, contemporary dance and martial arts are creatively integrated into CPD. More and more Chinese CPD dancers started to win prizes in international dance competitions, and one of them is named Yixing Zhang.
KOREAN POP DANCE TRAINING
Korean Pop (K-Pop) Dance is an integral part of Kpop culture .The Kpop choreography often includes the so-called "point dance" (Korean: 포인트 안무), referring to a dance made up of hooking and repetitive movements within the choreography that matches the characteristics of the lyrics of the song. K-Pop Dance became extremely popular in the West recently.
JAPANESE POP DANCE TRAINING
Japanese Pop Dance might not be as well known as Korean Pop Dance in the West, but I personally find the dance movements of the former are more powerful and speedy, which demand a good level of physical strength and body...