2. 20.13 – 2. 27.13 Behind the Scenes Kung Fu

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Kung Fu instructor and Boston University Biology graduate stretches during a Kung Fu class taught at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association in Boston's Chinatown. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Kung Fu instructor and Boston University Biology graduate stretches during a Kung Fu class taught at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association in Boston’s Chinatown. Le, who graduated in 2009, studied marine biology at Boston University, but she is taking a break to instruct classes and work as an animal care technician for a pharmaceutical company. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

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February 20, 2013- Marlon Viollete, dresses as Buddha, leads Lion Dancers Kathy Strissel, middle, and Laura Le, back, through the Boston University Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday in the George Sherman Union Faculty Dining Room. All three are instructors are the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association located in Chinatown Boston. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 20, 2013- Laura Le, left, a Boston University graduate, and Kathy Strissel, right, dress and dance as a lion with Marlon Violette, right, who dresses as Buddha. The three, all from the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association perform at a Boston University Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday in the George Sherman Union Faculty Dining Room. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 20, 2013- Laura Le, left, a Boston University graduate, and Kathy Strissel, right, dress and dance as a lion with Marlon Violette, right, who dresses as Buddha. The three, all from the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association perform at a Boston University Chinese New Year Celebration on Wednesday in the George Sherman Union Faculty Dining Room. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Kung Fu instructor and Boston University Biology graduate, left, leads students Len Rappoli, back, MaryAnn Ponti, middle, and Hakyim Ali, front, through a Tuesday class at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association in Boston's Chinatown. "I studied marine biology at BU but had to temporarily stop pursuing that because of work." Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Kung Fu instructor and Boston University Biology graduate, left, leads students Len Rappoli, back, MaryAnn Ponti, middle, and Hakyim Ali, front, through a Tuesday class at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association in Boston’s Chinatown. “I studied marine biology at BU but had to temporarily stop pursuing that because of work.” Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Boston University marine biology graduate, leads a class Tuesday at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association located in Chinatown Boston. The class is taught in English, but some Cantonese is spoken in respect for their Cantonese-speaking grandmaster. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

February 26, 2013- Laura Le, a Boston University marine biology graduate, leads a class Tuesday at the Wah Lum Kung-Fu Athletic Association located in Chinatown Boston. The class is taught in English, but some Cantonese is spoken in respect for their Cantonese-speaking grandmaster. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

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