Everybody was kung fu fighting at Song-Jiang Battle Array

Tainan University wins 2017 Song-jiang Battle Array competition in Kaohsiung’s Neimen District

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/12
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) The Tainan University team seized first place and the top cash

Tainan Unversity Kung Fu athlete jumps high in the air during Song-Jiang Battle Array competition in Kaohsiung. (By Taiwan News)

prize of NT$1 million (US$32,000) at the finals of the annual Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array (宋江陣) competition held in Neimen, Kaohsiung on Saturday.

Tainan University Song-Jiang Battle Array team in Neimen District of Kaohsiung (CNA photo)

In the final intense round, after a week of grueling competition held at the Nanhaizizhu Temple (南海紫竹寺), the Tainan University team held off tough field of competitors to walk away as the champions of the Song-Jiang Battle Array tournament for the third consecutive time. Lunghwa University of Science and Technology took second place, while I-Shou University took third place.

Da-Yeh University fused East and West with its athletes combining cheerleader attire and acrobatics with traditional kung fu weapons and forms. The Lunghwa University team told the story of the “Duck King,” (鴨母王), Chu Yi-kuei, a legendary figure from Neimen who lead an uprising against the Manchus. Shih Chien University reenacted the story of Hua Mulan (花木蘭).2    [FULL  STORY]

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