Bungee Jumping – An adventurous sport

Imagine yourself sitting on a helicopter at an altitude of 3048 m, legs tied to a bungee cord connected to a helicopter. Below you are Pucón, Chile where the volcano is active and the lake is hot and red. When the helicopter is in place, your task is to jump into the crater.

Bungee jumping is an activity that jumps from a fixed point high from 31 to 183 m, the jumper’s leg is held by a elastic rope. The feeling only lasts a few seconds but the amount of endorphin hormone in the body secretes strong enough for you to feel extremely excited. Small injuries like bruises caused by friction wires with legs are a small affair, as many cases have died of this game. However, with improved safety, this adventure game is no longer too dangerous and popular among tourists.

Bungee dancing was discovered in the 1950s, on Pentecost Island in the Republic of Vanuatu, where there are 1609 km of Australia’s east coast for fun and adventure. When David Attenborough’s historian came to the area to make documentaries, he found that local young men often tied vines into their ankles and jumped from above. This activity has appeared here thousands of years ago, a way for young men to prove their bravery and formally considered adults.

From this discovery, more decades of this activity spread. Some illegal jumps were captured around 1979 and shortly afterwards. By 1988, after working with many scientists to get a safer, bungee jumper AJ Hackett launched the world’s first bungee jumping site at the Kawaran, New Zealand bridge.

Currently, bungee jumping has been an attractive activity for tourists. The world famous bungee jumping venues are always combined with adventure tours in areas of majestic natural landscapes to create more attractive levels of jumps. If you want to try once to discover the great feeling of a bungee, check out which location is right for you.

Villarrica volcano, Chile

Bungee dancing is not for the faint of heart and the jump here proves this statement. You will fly to a height of 3048m, wait until the helicopter is in the right position on the crater and … jump. The wire will stretch about 107-114m so you are only about 213 meters away from the crater. After completing the jump, you will be transported to the airport 56 km away – of course by helicopter.

Up to now, no one has died after performing a jump here. This Bungee activity is part of a 5-day trip, operated by Bungee.com, for $ 9,995, including accommodation at the Hotel de Lago resort and casino.

Macau Tower, China

Macau tower 335m high is not only a place for conferences or special dinners, but also a famous bungee jumping venue from a location with a height of 233m on the tower. After the jump, the rope will stretch just enough so you can only 31 feet from the ground, where viewers can admire bravery or laugh at your stupidity. The shield cable will help the dancer not plugged into the base of the tower. The price of this adventure is $ 1,488, including a jump certificate, a membership card and a t-shirt. You can book through Macau Tower Adventures.

Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

The Bloukrans Bridge in Plettenberg Bay, known as the highest bridge used for bungee jumping: 216m from the water. If you dance here, you can feel the calmness of the river’s surface and be more reassured than miss anything, just head down into the water.

Bridge of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is 1707m wide and 110m tall, making it a great place for those who love bungee jumping. The jump will be carried out on the bridge along the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe and Zambia borders. Here, the dancer just needs to show his passport.

Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

Although this jump is only 43m high, it deserves mention by historical value. The Kawarau Bridge is the world’s first bungee jumping venue hosted by legend AJ Hackett. Every year, thousands of tourists come here to enjoy the feeling of bungee jumping where the sport is started. After making a jump, visitors can also enjoy an interesting boat trip on the river.

Verzasca dam, Switzerland

This is where James Bond made the opening jump for Golden Eye 1995. After making a jump from a height of 220m, you will be pulled to the old position on the dam.

Morrison Mine, Quebec

The jump from the Morrison mine top at Wakefield is the jump you are encouraged to reach the bottom with a depth of 62 m. The bottom of the pit is a natural lake so when touched, the speed has been reduced to the point where you only feel a little vibration. You can also dive in this natural lake.

Shopping area west of Edmonton, Canada

This is the jumping point for those who like attention, because there’s always a large number of viewers. Edmonton’s west shopping district in Canada is a bungee jumping place

Diving to the bottom of the sea

When I sat on the boat swaying in the middle of the sea, I started to wonder if my decision was wrong.
First of all, differentiate between Snorkeling and Diving.
While Diving is a sport only for those who know how to swim well and when diving into the deep sea, it is necessary to bring oxygen tanks, while Snorkeling is for everyone who knows whether to swim or not, just bring a shirt Buoy, snorkel is able to face the sea and watch the ocean with countless interesting things.
I am a person who is afraid of water and has never learned how to swim successfully, meaning that I have tried to participate in many different swimming classes but still have not overcome my fear to know how to swim underwater.
During the annual summer vacation with close friends, we traveled thousands of kilometers together by various means such as airplanes, cars, speed boats, small boats, to small islands. Koh Lipe – a pristine island located in southern Thailand close to Langkawi – Malaysia.
It is famous for its crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and extremely unique snorkeling sports. A completely alien sport for me. The group of 5 best friends bought a snorkeling tour that I swear I didn’t know how to write snorkeling, but still bought a tour with the whole society.
Tour price is about 600 Thai baths, the tour boat picks us up at the hotel at 13.30 and takes to 3 unspoiled small islands to join snorkeling. Then stop at Koh Lipe’s best beach to watch the sunset. The tour price includes snacks and tour guides.
When I sat on the boat swaying in the middle of the sea, I started to wonder if my decision was wrong.
At the first stop, the whole team started wearing life jackets and snorkeling, then excitedly jumped into the sea, started the journey to explore the ocean (they all know how to swim, whether they are good swimmers or just toddlers).
I myself, a girl who could not swim and was afraid of water, did not dare to leave the boat, but after being encouraged and helped by the tour guide and train driver, I also “launched” and started the journey of discovery. me
Of course, at first I was quite scared to cling to the guide, but he was very dedicated to helping me overcome my fears and breathing regularly, watching the colorful coral reefs, each small fish. swimming.
Do you believe that only once that I was so excited, the rest stops, not waiting for the instructor to urge, I prepared the luggage (life jacket, snorkel) to watch positive with higher altitude than at first.
We were unable to take photos of the ocean with a personal camera, but the tour guide brought along a dedicated underwater camera and helped capture the incredible moments. When I look at my own photos, I cannot imagine that I will overcome my fear one day, win over myself to do things that I have never done before and have no intention of doing it.
Note for those you want to experience snorkeling is to wear dedicated clothes (instead of normal swimwear). It is a long-sleeved diving suit that prevents scratches during diving.

Su Bingtian constantly won the gold medal at European tournaments

Su Bingtian, an athletic star at China’s short range is creating an outstanding fever when he dominates the 60-meter run at European tournaments.
On the morning of February 21 in Dusseldorf, Germany, China’s sprinter Su Bingtian has continued to impress in the season by breaking a 6.49-second achievement to pocket the victory at a distance of 60 meters.

Despite the 0.125-second reaction time of Su Bingtian, which is the fastest of the 8 finalists to attend, he could not rise at the top 40 meters.
However, athletes from China accelerated at the last 20 m to finish first with a time of 6.49 seconds, 0.06 seconds more than the record he set last year.

At 6.57 seconds, Bryce Robinson (USA) has surpassed the fellow countryman Michael Rodgers to No. 2 after the organizers used slow-motion photos to determine.

“My reaction time is very quite good today, probably the fastest achievement in recent years. It is a pity that I did not catch this opportunity to break the Asian record,” Su said after won the gold medal in Dusseldorf.

The Asian record in this content was set by Su Bingtian at the 2018 internal championship after he won the silver medal with a time of 6.42 seconds.
This is the third consecutive victory in the 60m content of the star athlete China in European tournaments within 8 days.

He opened the season with gold medals at Athlone, Ireland (February 13) with a time of 6.52 seconds. 3 days later, Su Bingtian had an impressive performance in Birmingham to establish the best performance of the year with a time of 6.47 seconds.

“I am pleased to have twice broken the 6.50-second mark this year. Hopefully I can maintain this form when attending the 100-meter distance and enjoy the non-injured outdoor season,” he said excitingly.

Katori kendo: Japanese cultural heritage

Founded by Monk Iizasa Ienao in 1960, Katori Shinto-ryu was the first martial art officially recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of Japan.
Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū (天 真正 伝 香 取 神道 流) is one of the three original sects of Japanese martial arts. Katori is one of Japan’s oldest remaining martial arts and is a model of Japanese traditional martial arts.
Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive martial art that has existed and has been handed down since ancient times. Up to now, the tradition of transmission has been kept secret through strict regulations recorded in the blood (keppan) that members who want to join must perform. Over 600 years of existence, this ritual has contributed to preserving the quality of the traditional practice in both spirit and form as it was when founded by Iizasa Ienao.

Complete martial arts

Unlike the modern budo that focuses only on a certain technical school, the tradition of Katori Shinto-ryu is a comprehensive field study of martial arts. The content of this way of learning can be exactly called bugei juhappan (“martial arts practice” – perfecting martial arts study). Although today’s subjects such as suiren (swimming), hojutsu (shooting), kyujutsu (archery) no longer exist in the sect system, the textbook of Katori Shinto-ryu can still be called comprehensive, even even knowledge of ninjutsu (espionage) and noroshi (fire signal) is still taught.
On the battlefield the day before, the warriors dressed in armor and fought with giants and spearmen. If the spear breaks, they will continue to use the handle like a stick. If this weapon is lost, the warriors will fight with tachi (sword). Unless their sword is broken, they will now return to kumiuchi (wrestling) and rely on skills in jujutsu.

Obviously, these warriors live in an era that relying on only one martial arts skill will not be enough for them to survive the battle. Therefore, the diverse knowledge of Katori Shinto-ryu is undoubtedly a result of artistic creation in an era where this type of fighting is still popular.