November 10, 2008

Lion Dance Lifts Off

Our London Club have just started exploring the art of Lion Dancing.
For the past one hundred and fifty years Kung fu and Lion Dance been associated as the Lion symbolically ate then spat out the 'Choy Cheng'. A play on words mixes the term for lettuce or greens and 'Ch'ing', who were the ruling dynasty at the time. When revolutionary groups were driven underground this was an open way to show your support for the previous Ming dynasty.

We have only just started our Lion Dance group but as you can see from the video they are making good progress.

If you have problems watching the clip above it can also be found here.