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October 22nd, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons took a blazing win in the 200, 500 and 1000 meter races held at the first Creeky Bones Sarasota Dragon Boat Race Event. Congratulations to Coach Chris for continuing to lead your team to another victory!
October 15th, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons took fifth overall out of seventeen teams. The ladies qualified for the "A" Division after racing two fire breathing heats. Congratulations to Coach Chris, Team Coach and Owner and the Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons for bringing it on!
October 15th, 2011
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October 6th, 2011
Coach Chris is serious about building team membership with athletic and passionate team members. Your new team member referral will extend an invitation to you to join us at breakfast at the Tampa Club. This is our time to build even a stronger relationship with you and your new team member referral. Please take advantage of this great invitation by letting us know if you have made a new team member referrrals and meet us for breakfast! Cynthia Mark brought us Dr. Colleen Elligott, DVM who is training for a Ironman competition and is an athlete. Thank you Cynthia. Colleen is also a sponsor for the team and received a MSH Lady Dragons family team shirt for her generous donation with breakfast. The meeting developed a committee for sponsorship with Cynthia, Colleen. New member Donna Gonzalez also agreed to volunteer her time with the fund raising committee. Thank you to you all for your dedication to the team!
September 25th, 2011
Coach Chris and his wife Janise sponsored a Team Social for the MSH Lady Dragons Championship Team. The social was a fundraising event for the team and a fun event for the team to spend some time with each other and families off the water. There were forty-five members and family members in attendance. This was an amazing event with a great turn out. Thank you to all our team members for your dedication to the team and to team friendships. Two plaques were given to Kristy Udagawa and Carol Smith from the team in appreciation for their dedication to the team during the past racing season.
April 30th, 2011
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons "all" women's team took the Women's Challenge Cup Win again for the third year in a row with a blazing time of 1:54 seconds. The team competed in three different races of the day, sporting their new team trophy and two excellent times in the additional races. Congratulations Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons 2011 Championship Team. MSH Lady Dragons would also like to thank Tropicana Products for their Platinum Sponsorship and team support. We are proud to represent Tropicana Products and wear the custom designed orange t-shirts and hats given to us by Tropicana Products for race day attire. Thank you Tropicana Products!
October 16th, 2010
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons professional dragon boat race team took the championship again this year in Orlando, Florida and won the Women's Health and Fitness Competition race with a blistering time. Congratulations to a team that sacrificed greatly and won largely. The next race will be in Tampa, Florida on April 30, 2011. Thank you to all our sponsors!
June 12th, 2010
The MSH Lady Dragons joined together for a wonderful awards banquet on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at the Udagawa's residence. Steve Udagawa prepared his famous seafood dish and everyone brought side dishes. Master Chris presented each of the team members with a commemorative DVD and photograph of the team's winning day and plaques were presented in honor of the team sponsors. The team will come together again in July to start training for the next big race in October, 2010. Best of luck to the world famous Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons 2009 and 2010 Women's Challenge Cup Champions!
May 1st, 2010
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons race team sucessfully defended their championship and breathed fire on their competitors winning the Women's Challenge Cup again this year at a blazing time of two minutes and four seconds. This breaks last years record by four seconds. The womens team then qualified to race in Division C with the mixed teams (men and women) and raced to the finish line with a blazing time of two minutes and three seconds claiming a 2nd place victory in Division C!
The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons are the 2009 and 2010 Womens Challenge Cup Champions!!
Thank You to our Platinum Sponsor,
Thank You Additional Sponsors,
F Cubed, Law Office of Tonya A. Oliver, P. A., Wolfpack Martial Arts Supply, Paragon Associates, Publix
April 24th, 2010
The last few weeks have been very exciting for our championship lady dragons. Team Owner, Christopher Man-Son-Hing treated the championship team to a team social at Ceviche Restaurant. There was a wonderful buffet of tapas and food and the team had a great evening just socializing together. Justin Man-Son-Hing, the team's steers person, also turned 21 years old and the team gave him a surprise party along with the social. Happy 21st Birthday Justin! Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 MSH Lady Dragons platinum sponsor, Tropicana Products, hosted a team luncheon and video presentation of last year's race at their coporate office. The team was honored to meet the executive staff at Tropicana Products and was treated to a fabulous catered asian inspired meal at the Tropicana Corporate Offices in Bradenton, Florida. The MSH Lady Dragons want to thank Tropicana Products for being our Platimum sponsor for this years 2010 International Dragon Boat Race!
October 17, 2009
MSH LADY DRAGONS TAKE A CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN ORANDLO, FL The 2nd Annual Walt Disney World International Dragon Boat Races hit the waters of Lake Buena Vista on Saturday, October 17th 2009. Sixty teams from local corporate and community groups and paddlers from across the United States and Canada were vying to be the #1 Dragon Boat Team. The Tampa Bay areas very own all-womens team; The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons placed in Divsion A with their blistering time and won the Womens Division B competition. MSH Lady Dragons are the official 2009 "Premier Womens Divison B" Champions. Their competing time was a blistering two minutes and 36 seconds crossing the finish line, breathing fire down three competing team's throats.
The competition was a 500m race on the waters of the beautiful Lake Buena Vista, with a fully buoyed 5-lane course run with exact precision and professional equipment. The team also competed in a 2000 meter race, placing fourth overall. Congratulations to a new team that proved "teamwork" is seldom improved when we have no other model but ourselves to copy after.
The team's dedicated training paid off ranking them number #1 in the all womens B Division with a championship win. Their blazing time in this event ranked them "FOURTH" overall out of 12 womens competing teams!
For Final Results of the 2nd International Dragon Boat Races www.gwndragonboat.com.
Thank You to our Platinum Sponsor, Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts Academy and Team Owner, Christopher Man-Son-Hing
Thank You to our Gold Sponsors: Law Office of Tonya A. Oliver and Paragon Associates
Thank you to our additional Sponsors FCUBED, Wolfpack Martial Arts Supply, Publix, The Hot Dog Man, Team Members of MSH Lady Dragons
The Championship MSH Lady Dragon Team is on the road to competition again, looking yet to gain another championship title and bring home the Gold! Coach Chris is taking our Championship Team on the road to compete in Orlando, FL at Downtown Disney on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Each team will race in 2 or 3 heats lasting approximately 2 minutes. The course is 500 meters in a straight line with 5 lanes and each team will have 60-90 minutes in between heats. Our championship team will compete in the all women's division. We plan to have a 10x10 tent in the Athlete's Village for our team, family and fans to hang out. The MSH Lady Dragons are training hard including many water practices. Please enjoy the pictures of our team training at the Man-Son-Hing Martial Arts training center. More information on the race at www.gwndragonboat.com.
An awards ceremony in apprecation of our team and sponsors will be held on Sunday, June 7th. Everyone is invited, please RSVP through our website for details of the event by Friday May 15th, 2009.
The world's fastest growing water sport is also the most exciting. Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. It's all About Teamwork! A maximum of 20 paddlers, with a steersperson (cox) and a drummer.
Dragon Boat Racing is a great sport for men and women of all ages and abilities. Anyone can do it and have fun!
The 6th annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races hit the waters of the Garrison Channel on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. Fifty one teams from local corporate and community groups and paddlers from across the United States and Canada were vying to be Tampa Bay's #1 Dragon Boat Team. The Tampa Bay areas very own all-women's team; The Man-Son-Hing Lady Dragons won the Women's Division and are the official 2009 "Women's Cup Challenge" Champions.
Their competing time was a blistering two minutes and eight seconds crossing the finish line, breathing fire down four competing team's throats. The competition was a 450m race on the waters of the Garrison Channel, with a fully buoyed 5-lane course run with exact precision and professional equipment. Congratulations to a new team that proved "teamwork" is seldom improved when we have no other model but ourselves to copy after. The teams dedicated training paid off ranking them number #1 in the all women's division with a championship win. Their blazing time in this event ranked them 36 out of 51 competing boats with co-ed teams!
For Final Results of the 6th International Dragon Boat Races visit www.tampabaydragonboats.com.
The team owner, Christopher Man-Son-Hing, is training his all-women's team for the 2010 dragon boat competition where they will defend their title as 2009 champions. The big event, the 2011 Worlds Dragon Boat Racing Competition playing host to 60 competing countries, will be right here in Tampa. The dragon boat races will be held in the beautiful Garrison Channel.
Are you up for the challenge of being part of an amazing winning team? Are you up for having the experience of a life time? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on team water trainings, team physical fitness trainings, team try outs and ask about our Man-Son-Hing Dragon Boat Club.
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