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Chinese Game Dou Ji

Posted 22 September 2021
Senior School

On Athletics Day, the Chinese Society set out to keep students active between events, promote intercultural understanding and keep our school grounds pristine and world class. We achieved this through the traditional Chinese game called Dou Ji (斗鸡).

Dou Ji is a game to test people’s balance and endurance! The rules of the game are:

  1. Fold one leg to the shape of triangle, and use one hand to hold it tightly
  2. Use knee to knock the other’s, aiming to get opponent’s folded leg down so they have two feet on the floor
  3. Whoever is holding their leg at the end of the game is the winner!

In exchange for a recyclable bottle or gold coin donation, challengers would get the chance to earn their place on the leader board by participating and winning the game as many times as they could. The more recyclable bottles or coins they had, the more turns they could have.

Students brought many cans and recyclable bottles to enter and we ended up with over 200 cans and bottles which could then be recycled.

The event was for a great cause and the amount of people who participated and recycled the bottles really made this event successful. Congratulations to Jacob Nguyen (Year 7 DAC), Vincent Truong (Year 7 WDK), Harry Binns (Year 7 MAC), and Sunny Zhang (Year 7 DAC) for topping the leader board. Many thanks to all committee members who helped on the day, and special thanks to the maintenance staff for setting-up.

Fangfang Qiu
Coordinator of Chinese