About

JANICE HUNG

by: Nola Cadayona

A beauty to behold, Janice looks fragile like a porcelain doll, beautiful and statuesque.  But beware, she can easily throw you a punch that could send you flying!

Janice Hung, at a very tender age of 7, decided to be different. Where kids her age would rather play Janice dedicated many years of her life in Wushu. She has painstakingly mastered the art even if there were people in her life that were against her newly found passion.

Of course, not everything was about Wushu, Janice had to balance her time between studies and her training.  Talking to Janice, you would hear a very intelligent person, an achiever who knows what she wants and get it too!  A college beauty queen, she excelled in academics and in various extra-curricular activities such as basketball, volleyball and track and field.  Because of her athletic excellence, she was given full academic scholarship at The University of Santo Tomas.

Spending 30 hours every week at the gym, intensely practicing the elegant and powerful techniques of Wushu, specifically Taiji, Janice’s hardships paid off.  At the age of 16, she was chosen to take part in the Philippine Wushu Team.  From 1999 until 2007, she participated in different kinds of events such as Chang Quan, Swordplay, Spearplay, Tai Ji Quan and Taiji sword and consistently won the gold medals in the National Wushu Championships. She also won a Gold medal for freestyle Tai Ji Quan – 1st Invitational Wushu competition which was held in Huangshan, China in 2007.  Janice also represented the Philippines in the 21st SEA GAMES in Malaysia in 2001, the 14th Asian Games in Busan, Korea in 2002 and other international competitions where she consistently won medals for the country.  

For the Janice Hung fans, seeing her every move, every sway of the sword (which bring us fans into the edge of our seats with awe and amazement), this is the thrill we so closely enjoy watching Janice Hung, an indomitable spirit, the consummate athlete ….. and yes, we can’t help but also admire the beauty that is Janice.

She was born in a middle-class Chinese family in the early 80’s in downtown Manila. Even when she was just a kid Janice was never a typical girl. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and she makes things happen.

Because of the discipline Janice acquired from her years of martial arts training, she has excelled in all endeavours she has put her hands in.  She became the driving force between two books on Wu Shu, named Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian. The books were authored by her coach and master, Dr. Yu from Beijing Sports University. Janice promotes these books with the main objective of bringing the benefits of great discipline and culture derived from ancient Chinese wisdom to and for the average Filipino.

A successful advertising model, she has endorsed several international and local brands like Chevron, Accel, Cream Silk Shampoo, Mc Donald’s , and Nescafe. She also handled the Kung Fu Panda Campaign.   

Recently, Janice went into acting landing a role in the TV series called Rounin.  This was followed by Kung Fu Kids and Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.

Today, Janice is into singing.  Listening to her during one of her jammings, I could see another achievement on Janice’s sleeves.  She will make her debut on July 18 in a concert with the Pupil, la Diva and Christian Bautista on July 17, 2010 at the Fontana Hot Spring and Leisure Park . 

Janice, who also has a heart of gold, has recently set up a foundation (the Janice Hung Arts and Sports Foundation or simply JHAS) whose main objective is the promotion of arts and of course her first love, sports.  She would like to help and discover children and women in the field of sports particularly wushu. At the same time, because of her love for music, she has also taken into her hands in helping and supporting people with musical talents.

Still very young, Janice has a lot to offer.  And whatever Janice wants, Janice gets because  not only is she disciplined and  determined but because she also has a clean heart.   

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National Awards

  • Gold medalist in Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian – National Wushu Championships 2007
  • Gold medalist in Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian – National Wushu Championships 2006
  • Gold medalist in Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian- National Wushu Championships 2005
  • Gold medalist in Tai Ji Quan National Wushu Championships 2004
  • Gold medalist in Chang Quan, Swordplay and Spear play – National Wushu Championships 2003
  • Gold medalist in Chang Quan, Swordplay and Spear play – National Wushu Championships 2002
  • Gold medalist in Chang Quan, Swordplay and Spear play – National Wushu Championships 2001
  • Gold medalist in Chang Quan and Swordplay – National Wushu Championships 2000
  • Gold medalist in Swordplay – National Wushu Championships 1999

 

International Awards

•    Gold medal in freestyle Tai Ji Quan – 1st Invitational Wushu competition which was held in Huangshan, China in 2007

•    Bronze medal in freestyle Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian combination event – 24th SEAGAMES which was held in Thailand in 2007

•    3rd place in freestyle Tai Ji Jian event – 15th ASIAN GAMES 2006 which was held in DOHA QATAR

•    5th place in the overall freestyle Tai Ji event – 15th ASIAN GAMES 2006 which was held in DOHA QATAR

•    8th place in freestyle Tai Ji Quan – 8th World Wushu Championships which was held in Hanoi, Vietnam

•    Silver medal in freestyle Tai Ji Quan and Tai Ji Jian combination event – 23rd

      SEAGAMES which was held in the Philippines in 2005.

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