Sunday August 5, 2012
Sporting a few healthy acts
SMK USJ 12 was one of hundreds of schools nationwide that took part in the aerobics activity Senamrobik Serentak 1Murid 1Sukan 1Malaysia early last month.
The students from SMK USJ 12, ranging from those in Forms Three to Five, had participated in what was deemed the “Largest Simultaneous Participation of School Students in an Aerobic Session” in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).
Aerobics however, was not the only sporting activity for these students as they were exposed to a fencing demonstration by Commonwealth national junior Vikki Chen and her coach, Vivien Chen.
Besides a briefing on the sport, the students rushed forward eagerly to try their hand at fencing.
Team manager Peggy Lim explained that they wanted to introduce fencing as a sport to teenagers.
“We want to identify new talents and encourage them. Not many people teach fencing and not many people know how to fence. It is viewed as an expensive sport but we wish to change those views,” she said.
“Fencing depends heavily on bravery. It does not depend on how many years you train, although that may be a benefit, but on the courage you have,” she added.
The activities held were part of a holistic effort to cultivate a healthy sports culture amongst the students.