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The lion kings

Zhangxing Martial Arts School helps troubled youth turn their lives around by training them in the fine art of lion dancing. The school is one of 12 participating in Sunday’s Kaohsiung International Lion Dancing Contest

By Sung Shih-Hsiang  /  Contributing reporter

For Lu, it’s a saddening state of affairs because troubled youth might not get a chance to reform and return to society, and traditional performance culture might be lost to future generations.

“We may lose our culture if we do nothing,” Lu says.

Five local teams and seven foreign teams will compete in this year’s Kaohsiung Lion Dancing Festival.

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