Asian Cultural Festival 2018

Sports

Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.2 相撲-日本の国技

Sumo
As well as a trial of strength in combat and as a Shinto ritual, Sumo was an important ritual at the imperial court. Representatives of each province were ordered to attend the contest at the court and fight. The contest was known as Sumai no Sechie 相撲の節会 or “Sumai party”.Over the rest of Japanese recorded history, Sumo’s popularity has changed according to the whims of its rulers...

III-Developed Smart Footwear Platform (SaFePlay)

R&D 100
Picture Description By integrating smart footwear devices with the specifically designed APP providing podiatric pressure analysis data (left) or with rehabilitation games (right), III developed "Smart Footwear Platform-SaFePlay" makes rehabilitation no longer boring.  According to the analysis report of III Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), smart clothing is regarded as the ultimate wearable device application. In 2017, the total sales...

TOP SPIN, a ping pong documentary

Lily Zhang
Inside a cramped, no-frills gym, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4S-yXGKSUI] Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded...

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...

Dragon boat racers support breast cancer survivors at the Dragon Boat Festival

The 4th Annual Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo took place on the waters of the Cape Canaveral's Banana River Lagoon at Manatee Sanctuary Park on April 16, 2016. Watch as twenty paddlers moved in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate dragon design originates in ancient China. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful scenery and nature...

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...

Galloping in Style at the St. Patrick’s Night Parade

Rough Riders’ St. Patrick’s night parade
SACA (Suncoast Association of ChineseAmericans) dragon boat team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on March 15, 2014 by participating in the Rough Riders’ St. Patrick’s night parade in downtown Ybor City (Tampa), Florida. This St. Patrick’s night parade was the largest in the southeast region. It’s like New Orleans style Mardi Gras in Florida! Over 20,000 people crowed downtown Ybor City...

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...

Real Masterpiece Ip Man Action Figure

Ip Man Real Masterpiece Figurine
ENTERBAY is very proud to announce a brand new Ip Man 3 movie 1:6 Real Masterpiece Figurine is going to launch at ToySoul 2015. Such a popular and powerful masterpiece, the IpMan character should definitely impressed the audience. The highly accurate figurine is based on the latest Ip Man 3 movie, it features a newly developed authentic likeness of...

Vibram Furoshiki

Vibram Furoshiki
Store bought shoes rarely fit perfectly, and bespoke options are too expensive for many. Italian shoe maker Vibram, more commonly known for its military footwear, has come up with a solution to this problem with its Furoshiki Shoes. Furoshiki (風呂敷) are a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods and were first used in the Edo period to carry...
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