The Origin, Evolution and Social Value of Dragon Boat Sports


Abstract


Advanced Course of Dragon Boat Sports written by Xu Jusheng and Yu Hanqiao comprehensively and systematically discusses the origin, development history and spiritual and cultural connotation of the dragon boat movement. The authors applied the theories and research results in sociology, biology, mechanics, education, training, psychology and art into the practice of dragon boat. The book introduces with pictures and words the theory and method of technical and tactical teaching and training and the theory and method of physical training. The book summarizes the management experience of dragon boat cultural activities and competition activities. It is a guiding book for dragon boat teaching, training and competition. It is also a popular science book, which provides theoretical basis and operation methods for dragon boat culture and sports practitioners carrying out teaching, training and competition.

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