Synchronized walking – level 3

13-07-2023 15:00

Most people are familiar with synchronized swimming, but have you heard of synchronized walking? To some, it may sound crazy, but people in Japan love it.

The activity is called “Shudankodo” in Japanese or “Collective Action” and it has gained massive popularity after a YouTube video went viral last year.

A group of students at Nippon Sports Science University, which is famous for producing many Olympic gold medallists, sumo wrestlers and politicians, have been practising three days a week for five months to perfect the group’s walk.

Difficult words: gain (get), viral (extremely popular), produce (create).

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What strategies do the students use to ensure they coordinate their steps while synchronized walking?


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