About our Coach

Coach Tan Sock Ching is an accredited coach in the National Registry of Coaches under Singapore Sports Council. An active practitioner of Chinese wushu from a young age, her fervor has led her to great heights. She has represented and brought glory to Singapore in numerous wushu competitions throughout the world. She is a prominent figure in the local wushu circle and has attained many medals under her belt.

Below is a summary of her past achievements when she represented Singapore as a sportswoman.

Date Competition Country Event Results Medal
July 1990 International Wushu Champsionship Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Broadsword 2nd Silver
December 1990 11th Asian Games China, Beijing Nanquan  
Nov 1991 16th SEA Games Philippines, Manila Nanquan 4th position
Cudgel 4th position
Broadsword 4th position
June 1993 17th SEA Games Singapore Nanquan 1st Gold
Cudgel 3rd Bronze
November 1993 2nd World Wushu Championship Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Nanquan 5rd
August 1994 International Wushu Taijiquan Competition China, Beijing Nanquan 3rd Bronze
October 1994 12th Asian Games Japan, Hiroshima Nanquan  
August 1995 3rd World Wushu Championship United States of America, Baltimore Cudgel 3rd Bronze
Nanquan 4th position
Broadsword 5th position

Coach Tan started her coaching career in 1995 and many students benefited from her wealth of experience in international competitions. Many of her students joined the National Wushu team and went on to represent Singapore in many international competitions. Notable athletes include Siow Kin Yan who represented Singapore and took part in SEA games and Asian games. He even represented Singapore in the 2008 Olympic Games and World Wushu Championship.

In 2000, Singapore National Wushu Federation initiated a Youth Development Programme to groom promising young wushu altheletes for the national youth team. Coach Tan was invited to teach at two of the training centres set-up by the Wushu Federation.

Over the years, Coach Tan has coached wushu at many schools all over Singapore. Students under her school sports teams, or even enrichment classes, often achieve outstanding results in Inter-school compeititions. Notably, Mee Toh School won 7 medals in 2008 and 8 medals (including 2 gold) in 2009, barely a year after she started coaching there in July 2007. Similar results were obtained in Nanyang Primary School, where the sports team won 3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) in 2008 and 2009.

Now, Coach Tan heads the Wei Ying Wushu Performance Troupe. Aided by her Coaching Assistants, she currently teaches at various locations in Singapore