(Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

(Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Traditional dance

James Slayton of Port Ludlow rode his bicycle to the beach at Point Hudson in Port Townsend to practice with poi, a Maori word meaning a ball on a cord.

Poi is a form of dance, where the balls on the ends of tethers are swung through patterns.

The technique was traditionally used by Maori men to strengthen the wrists for battle.

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