JBK for wushu supremo Dr Song Swee Hee

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Prof Dr Song Swee Hee

KUCHING: Renowned state Chairman and Instructor-in-Chief of Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak, Prof Dr Song Swee Hee, was conferred the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Sarawak with the title “Johan Bintang Kenyalang (JBK)” in the Birthday Honours List of His Excellency Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak on Sept 8.

Song is also the President of International Martial Arts Research Institute, President of Sarawak State Kuoshu Association, Chairman of Martial Arts Federation of Malaysia and the People’s Cultural Arts Institute.

He holds a Doctorate Degree in Referee and Coach of Martial Arts (Ph.D) and is a visiting Professor from the International Martial Arts Medical University of the US.

Song also holds a Doctorate Degree in Sport Science (Honoris Causa) from Ansted University, United Kingdom.

He is appointed as Honorary Distinguished Professor by Australian–Asian Institute of Civil Leadership (established in the Commonwealth of Australia) is also inducted as “Professor of Martial Arts” in the World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame Award 2005.

Song has been actively promoting martial arts and cultural arts as a cultural sport at local, national and International levels.

His activities have contributed to youths and social development programme of the government by diverting our youths from the negative effects of drug abuse, vandalism and juvenile delinquency.

His propagation of the art has sparked off keen interest amongst other races and the practice of the art has contributed towards the enhancement of national integration.

Under his able leadership and guidance, the Malaysian-Sarawak team has won a total of 206 gold medals, 106 silver medals, 48 bronze medals, nine copper medals, three Golden Lion Awards, two Golden Dragon Awards, three Instructor Trophy, 23 Outstanding Performance Awards, two Special Sports Awards, three Best Coach Award, one Lion King Award, one Best Dedicative Award and one Outstanding Team Leadership Award from 27 International & World Championship.

In achieving the above results, Song has spent more than four decades of his lifetime towards the development and promotion of Wushu.

His untiring efforts and time in grooming this special group of Wushu exponents who has represented the State and Nation and put the name of Sarawak, Malaysia in the world map of Wushu, is highly commendable.

Song’s contribution towards the promotion and development of martial arts has won due recognition from various martial arts organisation, government agencies and non-governmental organisations at state, national and international levels.

His achievement has been in endorsed in the Malaysia Book of Records.