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Rising Dragon Race! (Dragon Boat Festival)

Taking part in Chinese Tradition! Dragon Boat Race!

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The day after i arrived at the Rising Dragon School, i was told that there was going to be a Dragon Boat race, and i could enter in it with them if i wanted, I was pleased to here this! I could not say no =D, So of course i took up the offer!

The other guys has been practicing it for a few weeks to get used to the rhythm of the strokes and paddling, and to know what to expect, But i was here late, So i had no chance for practice,

Anyway once we arrived to Taining town, there were SOOOO many people! I did not expect it to be like this! There were about 8 other teams also, I saw the Chinese teams go, and DAMN! Could they get some speed in the boats! It was quite a funny site also, because half of them were smoking at the same time while they were rowing the boat haha.

Each boat took about 12 people or so, maybe more, and we had to go up and down a 1km strip of water which was a river flowing through the city, We had to do the run 2 times, it was a really tiring event! But i was happy to have been able to take part in it =D, Defiantly a memory for a lifetime =D

The Martial arts school did not do GREAT, but we were not last, so at least thats a good thing =D

Here are some pics of the event...

Posted by MonkHermit 21:53 Archived in China

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