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Kung Fu Origin

Lau Gar
- Origins
- Classifying
- Five Animals

Tai Chi

Chi Kung

Kick Boxing

Wu Shu
- Main Events
- San Da

Gee Wai Shu

Chin Na

Lion Dance
- Introduction
- History
- The Lion & Team
- The Lion Dance

Kei Lun Dance

Weapon Training
- Weapons of Lau Gar
- Chinese Weapons
- Origin of Weapons


The Lion Dance Team

The most basic lion dance team has 5 people:

  • 2 members for the lion
  • 1 drummer
  • 1 gong player
  • 1 symbol player

There is an optional 6th or even 7th member referred to as a 'funny person', 'laughing Buddha' or 'big headed Buddha'. The Buddhas (or 'daai fut') wear a painted full-head mask with a large smile and either a traditional kung fu uniform or a monk's robe. They can also have a pillow is under their clothes to give them a Buddha-like pot belly. Their job is to interact with the crowd and tease the lion with a fan or a ball.

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