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抖空竹 Play Kongzhu

05-24-2010 15:59 BJT

Aside: As a folk game, Kongzhu is interesting to play and it is good for people’s health. Nowadays, some primary and middle schools also find another advantage of playing Kongzhu. It can make people concentrate their minds, and work with mind and hands. Therefore, it will help the development of the brain and encourage students to learn. Since it will teach students with fun, many schools begin to introduce it into the physical education class.

Interview with Headmaster of No.2 Primary School of Ding Fuzhuang: We have introduced Kongzhu into our PE class for more than one year. There are 900 people in our school. We all learn to play Kongzhu.

Interview with PE teacher: Children are very interested in it and they love to play it. I think it is a wonderful sport. It is good for children’s body and their mind. Students just love to play it.

Interview with Headmaster of No.2 Primary School of Ding Fuzhuang: To introduce Kongzhu into PE class is very beneficial for our pupils. It enriches their extracurricular activities. Before a lots of them liked to play computer games in their spare time. After we introduced Kongzhu and other national sports, our pupils have more choices in their extracurricular activities.

Interview with a pupil: I like to play Kongzhu. I was a member of our track and field team. My legs often get cramped. My arms are exercised when I play Kongzhu. They will be more agile. When I feel tired from study, I will play Kongzhu for a while. It will bring me a strong body and a fresh mind.

Interview with a pupil: Playing Kongzhu will make my arm muscles stronger and increase their strength.

Interview with PE teacher: Although Kongzhu is small, you can exercise your whole body. Every joint will be involved. You won’t feel bored.

Interview:There are many advantages of playing Kongzhu. Old people like to play Kongzhu for good health. It is especially good for the exercises of arms and legs.

采访男市民: 主要是为了锻炼身体,当时身体不是特别好,血压有点高,现在通过抖这个,血压也降下来了,自我感觉身体素质在往上升。
Interview with a citizen: I play Kongzhu mainly for the sake of health. Before I was in poor health and have high blood pressure. After I play Kongzhu for a period, my blood pressure is no longer high and I feel I am getting better every day.

Interview with a citizen: I think it is good for my health. Before I suffered a lot from neck ache. I think if I play Kongzhu, my neck condition will be improved.

Aside: It seems easy to play Kongzhu. A thin thread is placed in the hallow part of the axis. You lift Kongzhu gently and keep it spinning by moving arms properly. However, these seem simple movements need a lot of time to learn and practice.

Interview: You should start from the basic skills. You first need to know how you can make it start.

Interview with a student: At first, I could not play. Kongzhu just go off the thread. Then my teacher taught me some skills. Now I can play it quite well.

Interview: If you can spend one or two hours in playing Konghzhu, under the guidance from a teacher, you will be able to play it in a month.

Interview: You need to have good eyesight to play Kongzhu. When you do not have good eyesight or you don’t stare at it, you can not control the direction of Kongzhu. You also need to move your hands fast. Otherwise you can not play Kongzhu in complicated patterns. You also need to walk fast.

Interview: Our PE class is outdoors activities. Sometimes when our students play Kongzhu with new patterns, we will compare with them. And sometimes we hold a contest. When they learn a new pattern, they will teach us. When I learn a new pattern, I will teach them.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source:

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