Emplion Hok San Lion Review

Emplion Hoksan Lion

With the new year coming up I decided it was time to purchase my first Lion.  I’ve seen a number lions of various qualities that our school has ordered over the years, so I have a reasonable idea of what dictates quality.  However, living in Arizona, I have  limited access to local Lion Dance equipment …




Vietnam: December 2008

It looks like I will be headed to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this December to present at the APAC networking academy conference. Ideally, it will be possible to spend some time in China while I’m in that part of the world… maybe pick up some lion dance equipment or at least take some good …




Lion Dance at the AZ Kidsfaire

Our school will be performing at the Arizona kids faire this Sunday, September 21. To be completely honest, I’m incredibly nervous and worried about our performance since… …my good friend and lion partner, Mohammed, is fasting for Ramadan and can’t perform at the event. …we will be getting a ton of publicity since the event …




Basic Wake-up Routine

We started documenting a lot of our lion dance learning and routines and, for some reason, I never realized how unnatural this wake-up routine is… especially the transition to the first cleaning.  The lion goes from super groggy to wide awake–which is fine, but then abrubtly starts cleaning.  I’m going to start re-working this routine… …