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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...

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...

Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival breaks the record

CHARGE Dragon Boat team
Photos: Vu Nguyen, Michael Weis, John Chung, Peter Lau, Marty Fries and C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival started with less than 40 dragon boat teams six years ago. It reached record high of 86 dragon boat teams this year. The festival continues with Friday Night Race which attracted close to 40 teams. This two-day Walgreens Orlando...

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...

ClearOne Orlando “Wins” with New Coach!

Hendry Winarto - Badminton Coach
The first 3 letters of Hendry Winarto last name says it all W-I-N. Hendry has recently joined ClearOne Badminton Centre in Orlando and ClearOne is now able to offer world-class badminton training to all levels of badminton enthusiasts. Orlando is following in the tradition set by its sister locations up in Western Canada, where world-class coaching has been offered for the last 10 years. Coach Hendry hails from...

Unforgettable journey, bucket list checked

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...

Hsieh and Shuai win Wimbledon women’s doubles title

Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan and Peng Shuai from the Mainland partnered in the women’s doubles competition. Together they won the Wimbledon women’s doubles finals. It is also a successful model for Cross-Strait cooperation. Su-Wei Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title. Hsieh and Shuai, both 27 years old, have been friends since their...

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team sets a new Championship record in the “20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival”

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team has won the Champion of the International Champion Cup (Standard Boat Premier Open 260m) with a new championship record of 53 seconds in 20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival on 2 June 2013. More than 200 crews from Tokyo and Kanagawa have joined this Festival which is the signature dragon boating event in Yokohama, Japan. At the invitation of the Yokohama International Dragon Boat...

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...
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