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Occupational and recreational histories are also important, as certain sports and activities (soccer, martial arts, rugby, marathon running) have been associated with an increased incidence of degenerative hip disease in comparison to the general population.2-8 In addition, job satisfaction should be ascertained, as those dissatisfied with work may be less likely to return to their occupations after a minor injury.
Masculinity is organized around a notion of wen-wu. Wen is based on the ideal of cultural attainment or gentility, whereas wu is anchored in the qualities of martial valor. Historically wu qualities were favored over wen. However, the advent of Confucianism contributed to promoting wen attributes which were embraced by the scholarly educated government officials. During the 1960s, the wu ideal which favored the worker and peasant over the scholar was promoted. Contemporary actors such as Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan are representative of non-scholarly wu tradition. It is the dynamic tension between wen and wu that allows for numerous forms of masculinity to be expressed in Chinese society (Louie, 2002, p. 20).
To attend outstanding universities and graduate schools. In terms of extracurricular activities, parents support the development of musical skills over athletic skills. Engagement in social causes is supported as well. In addition, parents of second-generation immigrants enroll their children in Chinese language schools, which also offer other courses, such as Chinese culture and history, martial arts, and folk dance. The majority of these schools teach Mandarin Chinese (standard Chinese dialect) rather than Taiwanese (Min dialect, Hoklo).
Young urban Uzbeks also go to clubs and dance, though many Uzbek families see this as improper for unmarried girls. Young men play soccer (football) and basketball and attend games in rural areas they may also participate in buzkashi, a horse-mounted chase. Many young women play volleyball, and some do martial arts. It is far more common for men than for women to pursue sport. In the arts, women and men thrive in music popular music videos feature men and women as singers and dancers. Uzbekistan's film industry declined with the end of the Soviet Union, but state-supported television provides work for many performers and journalists, both men and women. Television shows demonstrating proper manners are frequently shown, as are dubbed foreign soap operas. Thus television becomes a transmitter for contradictory values Uzbek women, in particular, are instructed to adhere to Uzbek norms of social and sexual conduct, while foreign soap operas and music videos show men and...
Marriage ceremonies between dara ( never married ) are very elaborate, something unique among Orang Asli. Ceremonies begin on a Friday night of a full moon. Gifts (minang) pass from the groom's family to the bride and her family. The minang includes a token amount of money, a small woven basket of cigarettes, and betel nut quid makings which go to the bride's family clothes and other items that the bride will need to beautify herself for the following days' ceremonies go to the bride. On the following morning, both the bride and groom's teeth are filed, indicating their entry into adulthood. They are then separately sequestered until the night, when an elaborate ceremony takes place to ritually cool the couple, thus ensuring good luck and good health. Celebrants dance and sing through the night. On Sunday morning the groom and his kin, using martial arts, symbolically break through a line of bride's male kin protectors. The groom then captures his bride. The couple are then greeted by...
Martial Arts An Introduction
Anytime an individual decides to learn how to protect themselves, learn self defense, or become a better person, one thing comes to mind - Martial Arts. Martial Arts are now being practiced all over the world.