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Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.1 相撲-日本の国技

Sumo
Sumo is one of the Shinto ritual and Sumo wrestling tournaments are held in the precincts of shrines on their festival day among the local residents in various districts in Japan. Sumo has been performed even for fortune-telling, praying for a good harvest. It is regarded as a performance which healthy strong men play fair and strive (do their...

Discover Oita’s Amazing Hot Springs with Synchronized Swimmers

Oita's Amazing Hot Springs
A promotional video by Oita Prefecture features the hot springs (onsen) for which the region is most famous. Led by Olympic medalist Raika Fujii, the “Shinfuro” Shinfuro: Synchronized swimmers perform choreography while moving in the baths to a new musical arrangement by Oita local Rentaro Taki. Oita (大分県) is a coastal prefecture on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It's best known...

Japanese community welcomes the Men’s National Team of Japan in Tampa for two pre-World Cup matches

Japan soccer team
The All Japan soccer team arrived in Florida on May 29th for final conditioning towards the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. On the following day, Coach Zaccheroni, the 23 players, 2 trainers and coaching staff began endurance and game strategy practice in the humidity and heat, simulating real matches in Brazil. In this camp, the team aimed to increase...

Orlando First Dragon Boat is finally here!

Orlando Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat racing is a Chinese tradition which originated in China over 2000 years ago and spread to the whole world and became a very popular team-building sport. Asia Trend has media sponsored and reported Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival in City of Tavares and South Florida Dragon Boat Festival in Miami for many years. When I heard about a new...

Get Your Health Back 5 Minutes at a Time

poor-posture
What is one of the most devastating things you could do to the body? Not wearing a seatbelt, smoking, not flossing regularly, and weighing more than 300 pounds are all bad, but what if none of these apply to you? How about sitting for eight to twelve hours a day? Sit-osis is the new smoking and most people suffer...

優勝、おめでとう! Hideki Matsuyama 松山英樹 His first victory in America

Hideki Matsuyama 
Matsuyama’s first PGA Tour win made him the youngest player to win the Memorial. He joined a list of Japanese champions on PGA Tour, after Shigeki Maruyama (three wins), Isao Aoki and Ryuji Imada. “To win my first PGA Tour event is enough, but to win it here at Mr. Nicklaus’ course, it really gives me a lot of confidence now...

2015 Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival

Orlando’s October 17, 2015 Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by Pepsico  was a smashing success. From the gorgeous weather to the rocking paddlers, the competitive race times, the improving recreational teams, the fantastic Asian Festival, the food trucks, beer garden, SWAT Hummer, Orlando Police Department horses, canines, motorcycle and pink squad car and both the children's play area...

Commitment. Effort. Sacrifice: SWEAT

SWEAT team
Meet SWEAT. This team really showed up at this years Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo when they raised over $22, 000 in honour of four women close to their hearts. 1. When was your team formed and what is the story behind your team name?  Our team was formed on September 22, 2012 and I remember that...

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar
On Nov. 2 the Rising Sun Dojo held their annual Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu Seminar at the Shindai Dojo in Orlando. This year the seminar was kacchu kumitachi – sword combat while in full armor. Teaching the seminar was Ohashi Kenshin, sensei – 15th generation souke (headmaster) of Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu, and the head of Wasaka Ichiryo Gashuka no Kai-a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of authentic samurai armor (yoroi). Ohashi sensei, along...

Orlando Youthful Dragon Boat Team: REACH of Central Florida

REACH Dragon Boat team
The day I learned to dragonboat, it was a hot, muggy Saturday morning.  I nervously stood as I watched CHARGE paddlers demonstrate the basics of dragon boating.  Until then, I had no clue about how to paddle or even how to hold a paddle. That was over two years ago.  Today, I have come to appreciate the teamwork and endurance...
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