Monday, September 03, 2007

One for all and all for one

The musketeer fought with it. Zorro marked his presence with it. Robin hood defended the poor with it. Today, my girl holding a foil lunged forward like Robin hood would in anticipation.
The girls had an introductory lesson on fencing by the reknown Russian women fencing coach Maria Bobok together with her husband Viacheslav Bobok coach for the singapore fencing team. Being very disciplined and meticulous, the girls had to go through the warm up routine, stretching before they were taught the basic stance in fencing. At long last after an hour of training, they finally had a chance to hold the foil.

9 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

There is a fencing school at united square. Did consider it for my kids, but decided against it - as they just dont have enough time - as they play chess competitively - one sport is enough! But sure looks very fun - and elegant - holding the foil.

iml said...

SAHM:
Yes, these days with every cca going competitive which means 3 tmes a week, 2 1/2 hour per session, there is no time for leisure games. Sure takes the fun out of games.

FireHorse said...

Cool, always wanted to learn fencing but takut my nen nen get puncture :P

pretzel said...

that sure looks like PLMGS' P.E. attire to me... :P

stay-at-home mum said...

Do come by my blog to collect something!

iml said...

SAHM:
Thank you for the appreciation. Appreciation of my quirky writes :D

Pretzel:
Spot on. You from PLMGS too?

pretzel said...

Yupz, i was from PLMGS.
My frens and i always rollz our eyes when guys from other schools made corny jokes about our uniform --> that WHITE Belt.
At that time, we really hope we could have the same 'sailor' uniform as MGS... :Pp

iml said...

Pretzel:
Had always wondered about the white belt too.

pretzel said...

beats me too... maybe one of the founders wanted to make sure we differentiate ourselves from the havoc convent girls... Hence the Power Ranger white belt :P or maybe at that particular era when they were deciding the design of the uniform, White Belts happened to be the IN thing???