Meet Queen’s Young Leaders Award Recipient Qin Yunquan At Cappuccino Connections – Singapore – July 26 (Event)
This month at Athena, we are excited to welcome the very inspiring Qin Yunquan. Yunquan has just come back from London where she met Queen Elizabeth II and received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
Yunquan is the CEO of Kapap Academy, an Israeli hand to hand combat instructor and a certified Executive Bodyguard. She has trained train thousands of people in self-defence, including vulnerable groups such as abused women, domestic helpers, the physically challenged and the elderly.
She will be sharing about breaking boundaries and overcoming challenges to live a life of purpose.
Networking coffee morning at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
July 26th 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $30 for members & first-time visitors
(includes free-flow coffee and tea, and pastries)
Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment.
This Month’s Topic
Women entrepreneurs often face a hard time making themselves known or heard because of gender stereotyping. More so when one is in an industry that is male dominated. Yunquan Qin, a chief self defence instructor of Kapap Academy Singapore, will share how she has challenged the traditional roles associated with her gender, break boundaries and redefine what empowerment means to people. From an anorexic victim, to the recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders award 2017, Yunquan will share her journey as first, a lady self defence instructor and second, a social entrepreneur of a top leading self defence school in Singapore.
Yunquan is the CEO/ Co-founder, Kapap Academy. She is a KAPAP (Israeli hand to hand combat) instructor and a certified Executive Bodyguard. In 2016, she became the first lady in Asia to be certified as a Counter Terror Shooting Instructor by the world renowned, Israeli Tactical School (US). She is also a Weapons instructor in the use of knives, tomahawks and machetes. She was also the first lady in Asia Pacific to be a certified Gracie Combatives Instructor by the renowned Gracie Academy (US).
Yunquan, co-founded an eclectic system of street style fighting, known as Modern Street Combatives, which draws upon realistic self-defense systems such as KAPAP, Catch Wrestling, Gracie Combatives, Savate etc. Under her leadership, Kapap Academy has grown to be Singapore’s top realistic self defense school with a market penetration of over 140 companies and 80 schools. A former National Wrestler (2013 – 2015), Yunquan was personally trained by the legendary European Catch Wrestling Champion, the late Billy Robinson.
In recognition of Yunquan’s contributions to society in helping ordinary people stay safe, she became the first martial artist/ self defense instructor in the world to be personally conferred by, Her Majesty the Queen of England, the status of Queen’s Young Leaders (2017).
Book your seat now and experience networking – the Athena way!
Date: July 26th 2017 Wednesday
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Axis Lounge – 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-01/02/03 Marina Square
Fee: $30 for Members and first-time visitors (including tax and service)