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    Chinese Pole Dancing

    Photos: The Chinese National Pole Dance Championship



    The 4th Chinese National Pole Dance Championship took place on in Tianjin this year, with the theme of "Fashionable Fitness; Arts without Boundaries." 16 dancers from across the country competed in the championship, which seems like an extraordinarily small number of people. Regardless, here a handful of Xinhua-approved pole-dancing photos.







    Unless there's a solid connection to Kung Fu, I'm gonna move this thread to the OT forum soon. Did your daughter train in martial arts for this, YouKnowWho?
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    This thread is surprisingly ttt-able

    Nice to know China has a national pole dancing team.
    Photos: Chinese national pole dancing team perform in the snow



    With a national pole dancing competition and a fashion show in the snow already having taken place, this was more or less inevitable. These wholesome, endearing photos of the Chinese national pole dancing team performing in the snow in Tianjin will warm your *ahem* heart.









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    Speaking of the Ukraine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    That is simply amazing.
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    ?????????

    ........

    I did not know Traci Lords had a daughter in the Ukraine. She looks so much like her mom.


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    What's up with China and scantily clad women in the snow? I didn't think much of it at first, but I keep seeing it over and over.

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    Should pole dancing be moved to ORA?

    I'm thinking of splitting this thread - keeping a My daughter won the 2013 International Pole Championship and splitting the rest to its own indie thread. Seems there's a lot of Chinese pole dancing going on.

    Look: Pole dancer captivates tourists on scenic Yellow River cruise by posing like a flag



    As the grandeur of the Three Gorges passed by on either side, a boat full of tourists in Henan couldn't help but be focused on a different sort of natural beauty —that of a woman in a bikini trying to pose on a pole like the flag of a boat.



    According to NetEase, the scantily-clad woman first performed a pole dancing routine using the ship's flag pole, before really captivating her audience with her (really darn impressive) attempts at becoming just like the ship's flag. Judging from the pictures, the tourists were suitably impressed. Ah, the majesty of nature!



    In the tour company's defense, they might have just been trying to make up for the fact that this was not a tour of the famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, but instead a tour of the somewhat less picturesque Three Gorges of the Yellow River, by adding in a little naughtical sex appeal.



    With government crackdowns on sexy models at car shows, strippers at funerals and Japanese porn stars everywhere, it seems like soon the only place that Chinese people will be able to go to see a little skin is the various tourist-starved sites of central China.





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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Seems there's a lot of Chinese pole dancing going on.
    Today I learned that there are camels in China.

    Thanks Gene

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    Actually, I think the Chinese take is different...

    There is a traditional form of Chinese acrobatics that involves pole dancing. The western stripper version is different. That has been spreading in China, on the heels of the original acrobatic form.



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    i still think its pretty weird john was openly proud of his daughter being pole dancing champion.
    That being said, and given bawang's comment above, I am going to split this thread now. Here's the original thread that this was split from: My-daughter-won-the-2013-International-Pole-Championship
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    We are on to something here

    Apparently this is really becoming a 'thing' in China.



    China goes gaga over pole dancing
    By Sophia Yan @sophia_yan


    Chinese pole dancer Fang Yi competes at the 2015 World Pole Championships in Beijing.

    Scantily-clad dancers execute gravity-defying moves and sexy hip rolls against a backdrop of thumping music and flashing lights. It sounds like a typical nightclub -- except the sun is still out, and the drink of choice is coconut water, not ****tails.

    This is the scene at Pole Divas, an exercise studio in Hong Kong that specializes in pole dancing. Already a popular form of fitness around the globe, the craze is now sweeping China, attracting legions of consumers with money to burn.

    Hundreds of studios are popping up across the country to meet the demand for these high-intensity, acrobatic classes. It's so hot that China even has a national pole dance team, and regularly hosts competitions in cities like Beijing and Hong Kong.

    "At this point, in the whole country -- everywhere, every province, every corner -- pole dancing is popular," said Luo Lan, who opened up one of China's first pole academies in 2005. "Everyone has been exposed to this now."

    Pole dancing is part of China's giant health and fitness sector, which has turned into a $4.63 billion industry as millions of Chinese enter the middle class. Fueled by their disposable income, the sector is expected to balloon to $7.41 billion by 2019, according to research firm IBIS World.


    A member of China's national pole team performs outdoors in the snow.

    Entrepreneurs like Luo and Jady Chow, who runs Pole Divas, are clamoring to get a slice of the market.

    Luo has a chain of 24 schools to train pole dancers, and says her students have gone on to open up another 600 studios across China. Chow, who used to own a spa, was introduced to pole dancing by a client. She signed up for a few sessions, and eventually took over the management of Pole Divas.

    Pole dance students say they become addicted after just a handful of classes, which mix core conditioning and pole technique. Moves include sweeping around midair or swooping upside down with one leg swung over the pole.

    "I love pole dancing," said Hebe Cheung, 26, an accountant and Pole Divas client. "It's sexy and sporty, and I think it's fun!"

    It's easy to see why customers keep coming back for more -- pole dancing is an entertaining way to get some serious exercise in. "Women can see the transformation -- when you look good, you feel good," said Chow.

    Hanging out at the studio is also a great way to make friends, said Cheung, and classmates cheer each other on while experimenting with difficult moves. One student even said she typically attends class with her teenage daughter.

    Pole dancing, however, is an extremely expensive hobby. A three-month membership at Luo's school in Beijing costs 16,800 yuan ($2,700).

    But "with the economic boom in China, women have more money to look after themselves," said Anna Przeplasko, the founder of the International Pole Dance Fitness Association. "They want to feel more feminine."


    Students practice in a pole dance class in Tianjin, China.
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    slightly OT

    Not 'Chinese' but of interest... a women friend forwarded this to me, someone not on this forum or even connected to the martial arts at all. Seemed relevant, or at least timely.

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    The naughtiness aside ( and we only think of that part because we are conditioned to since pole dancing "started" with strippers), the strength and flexibility and all around athleticism needed to do those moves is simply amazing.
    High level, period.
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    I like it all the way around

    Forwarding to my wife to see if I can convince her to do this as her "getting into shape after childbirth" routine instead of yoga for moms

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    Uh Oh... starting to think maybe that wasn't such a good idea after all...

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    70 year old

    Look: 70-year-old pole dancer pulls off intense moves in Chengdu



    While many elderly women in China spend their free time joining in public square-dancing sessions or accompanying their husbands on backwards walks through the park, this 70-year-old woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province practices pole dancing in very own bedroom.

    The woman, called Dai Dali, first learned to pole dance at a gym four years ago and is now able to pull of moves that most people half her age couldn't accomplish.





    Dai had participated in a number of competitions and was even named winner of the Fifth China Pole Dance Championship. She loves the sport so much, she's had a pole installed in her bedroom.

    Images of her twirling around on the ol' pole have made the rounds online, inspiring Chinese web users who can only stare on in awe from their desk-bound jobs.




    Actually, Dai is not the first woman of her age to make headlines for attempting the activity. An elderly woman from Jilin has also appeared to have mastered the sport, which she says has brought her health and happiness.

    Not all have expressed equal enthusiasm for her hobby, however, as one top-voted commenter wrote: "Old people can do what they like, amuse themselves how they see fit, but don't go on television or appear in the media, ok? It's just too disgusting."



    Dai says she hopes people can realize that pole dancing just like any other form of exercise.

    "It is just a kind of dance, it isn't a vulgar dance. And my family members all support me," she said. "I want to prove that age does not mean anything as long as you persist," Dai said.



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    By Katie Nelson in News on Aug 24, 2015 4:00 PM
    Give it up for the elderly....
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