August 2, 2010

Touché

We had lunch with my husband's family at The Podium mall yesterday, where a fencing competition was going on. Sponsored by the mall and the Philippine Fencing Association, the competition was also meant to raise awareness about the sport, promote the association and, hopefully, excite enough interest from young mall-goers so they will take up fencing. The little girl in the pink shirt was watching the competition with complete attention (though her older sister wasn't)—think she'll ask her parents for epee, foil or sabre lessons some time soon?

fencing competition in The Podium mall

17 comments:

arabesque said...

gr8 angle!
i bet the lessons doesn't come cheap, but definitely an interesting sport. ^0^

SRQ said...

Neat capture --- not something you see everyday at a mall!

Olivier said...

enfant, je faisais de l'escrime, et je croyais etre le nouveau lagardere ;o)) mais non

Jilly said...

How interesting. Of course it may be that the little girl decides 'no way!'

Photo Cache said...

i only knew of one who fenced in my entire life and i am sure he no longer dabbles :)

it looks like a fun sport and i hope it gets a following.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very modern idea for the kid, but I imagine her in some ballet lesson! LOL
She is so cute!
Glad to see you had a perfect Sunday.
hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

I fenced in college and loved it.

Francisca said...

I like that kids in the Philippines are getting into more and more different kind of sports. When I came here 20 years ago people looked at us as if we were crazy to bicycle for fun... today I see groups of kids mountain biking on the mountain trails I hike. My house angel's 13-year-old son is a black-belt karate kid. Hope the girl in the pink gets her wish. Nice post, Hilda.

Halcyon said...

Cool! An interesting sport.

Lois said...

I guess it made quite an impression on the little girl! How interesting to have something like this to watch at the mall.

Steffe said...

Cool angle. Reminds me of that guy who cheated in he Olympics many years ago.

AB said...

Beats shopping!

lewi14 said...

To have lunch while looking a fencing competition is an unusual combination. Why not?

Dina said...

Oh neat! I hope the little girl does take up fencing. It is a graceful sport.

As a teenager growing up in Chicago I took a fencing course at the YMCA.
Funny, what I remember is the ache in your leg when practicing the lunge time after time. :)

Jacob said...

I don't recall ever having seen a fencing competition (other than the James Bond movies)...

One would probably need good hand-eye coordination!

Kaori said...

Fantastic action shot! And that little girl may be the future Philipino champion in fencing :D

George said...

What a neat picture. I hope the effort to attract young people is successful. The U.S. has had some success in attracting new people to this sport.