Feb. 1, 2011
The Cultural awareness Center and Eastern Ways martial arts school held a celebration in City College’s quad Feb.1 commemorating the Chinese New Year. The fifteen day celebration started on Feb. 3 and closes most businesses in China. Many Chinese residents take advantage of the long holiday to visit family.
Eastern ways martial arts school of Fair Oaks, Elk Grove, and Folsom has performed martial arts performances at City College for more than 13 years. This year, the event had many different performances including lion dancing, a traditional form of Chinese dance, one and two person weapon technique demonstrations, as well as a group Tai Chi show. The weapon demonstrations were performed with an assortment of traditional Chinese weapons.
“We’ve been coming to Sac City since 1997,” Sifu(The official title for a Kung Fu teacher outside of China) Hubbard from Eastern Ways said. “Monica Souza of the Cultural Awareness department asked us to come out and do a lion dance, and it was actually our first lion dance we ever did was here at Sac City. It’s always a great audience, everybody is so excited to watch.”
Hubbard had his own thoughts about the importance of participating in City College’s Chinese…» Read More