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This is the start of the Dragon Boat Race in Taiwan. Do you know Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major holidays in Taiwan? Tampa Bay, Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans participated in the Dragon Boat Festival in Bitan, Taiwan (New Taipei City, Taiwan. 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival) this summer. It has been an honor to be on a traditional boat (that...

Celebrate the Duanwu Festival in Central Florida

Every summer, Chinese people celebrate the Duanwu Festival 端午節 (Duānwǔ Jié), honoring traditions and legends that are now over 2000 years old. It’s an official public holiday scheduled on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, and you might hear it called the “Double Fifth Festival.” As its timing is based on the lunar calendar,...

Power of the Dragon

Dueling Dragon
For the last 5 years, @OrlandoPolice and inner city teens from the Paramore, Rosemont, Black Male Achievers and Operation Positive Direction  have joined together to train and compete in Dragon Boat competitions all over the world. Mentoring not medals is their goal and they seem to live both.  Learn more about their challenges and triumphs through mentorship here in...

Orlando Young Lions

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2015 Stage Performance at Orlando Fashion Square
Lion Dancing - A simple, but unique term given for something that envelops so much in history and is still with us today. By the sight and sound of it, you can picture a street scene with colorful figures with children frolicking around while elders look on with bright smiles and gleaming eyes. What is this Lion Dance that...

Two Triumphs in February ~Stars from the Land of Rising Sun~ Kei Nishikori 錦織圭 Kurumi Nara 奈良くるみ

Kei Nishikori 錦織圭
On February 16, 2014, Kei Nishikori  錦織圭  of Japan defeated Ivo Karlovic of Croatia to decide the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (Memphis, TN) with scores of 6-4 and 7-6. He is the reigning champion for the second year running. Nishikori commented “this tournament was mine to win. And although the opponents were lower ranked, they were all very...

From 500m to 2000m

GWN Walgreens Spacecoast Dragon Boat Festival 2017
I have paddled with R.E.A.C.H powered by Asia Trend for three years in the GWN Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival in October, thus I am familiar with the anxious excitement while paddling towards the start line and the synchronized commotion as the boat jerks forward to the beat of the drum. The exhilaration of the race is what tempted...

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Kissimmee FL

Yang style Taiji ‘Movements” (left to right): Stella- “Single Whip”, Alex-”Golden Rooster Stands One Leg”, Sam- “Ward Off”, Phil-”Holding The Ball”, and Jeannie-”Small-Frame- Single Whip”
The last Saturday in April always marks the day where Tai Chi and Qigong students of “all levels”come to “play Taiji” by doing their routines bare-hand or with weapons to spread an “Internal energy wave” starting at 10 am with it’s main purpose “to heal the world” and educate the general public the amazing health-benefits Tai Chi and Qigong...

2nd Annual Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo

This is the 2nd annual dragon boat festival in Space Coast and it has grown bigger and bigger with more than twenty teams competing in three different divisions. Part of this annual event includes a great festival on-land for colleagues, friends and family to take part in. With free admission for spectators, they will be able to enjoy a variety...

Congratulations on the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association on winning the Two Silver Medals in “12th World Dragon Boat Championships”

Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association
Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association has sent 25 athletes to join the "12th World Dragon Boat Championships" in Welland, Ontario, Canada on August 16-24, 2015.  Hong Kong Team defeated the strong teams including Hungary, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Philippines, Puerto Rico and won the Silver Medals of "Small Boat 200m U24 Open 200m Race" and "Small Boat...

Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple 33rd Anniversary Kung Fu Exhibition

Wah Lum Kung Fu
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Temple of Orlando celebrated its 33rd anniversary with the community on November 2nd at the Colonial High School Auditorium. Many masters under Wah Lum Kung Fu system all over the United States came together to demonstrate the finest of Kung Fu that night. Students at different levels were all...
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