I am very pleased to be able to write this testimonial in relation to our Tai Chi Master Kong Swee Siew. Kong has been training my wife Wendy and I for the past twelve weeks in Shaolin Soft Fist Martial Arts. Each week Kong has patiently worked with us for one hour on the thirteen different moves and then has strung the moves together to link as one longer flowing movement.
Kong has great attention to detail ensuring that all movements are both accurate in execution and graceful in delivery. He does not miss a trick. If your feet are not correctly positioned he points it out and shows you again, if your arms are not in the right position he corrects and shows over and over again until it is correct. He will look at posture, how your legs are positioned always ensuring you are pointed in the right direction to complete the move.
Kong gives very clear demonstrations and explanations of what the poses look like to begin with so you can see the big picture and end result. He then breaks each move down into bite sized chunks so that bit by bit you can build on the steps so as to finally complete the move.
We would highly recommend Kong as a very skilful Martial Arts teacher but also as a very thoughtful trainer who has a complete willingness to help where help is needed and he never comes across as having to rush as class, always having his students at the forefront ensuring they feel comfortable with the pace and are learning accordingly.
My wife and I have very busy schedules and did not always have the time to practise as we should have during the week but this did not seem to faze Kong. Kong made videos for us to assist and help us remember the steps. He also made us write down the moves in detail and also write down where we felt we needed more focus. He is an incredibly courteous and engaging person whom we would highly recommend.