Why is fencing useful?
“Fencing a couple of centuries ago was not considered as such a sport, it was an obligatory discipline, not in all countries, of course. The child began to learn how to use a sword in early childhood, literally, when he takes the first steps. Today it is a very beautiful, elegant and in its own way noble sport, which girls enjoy playing with, ”says Alexei Egorov, trainer of the capital’s private fencing school.
The days of knightly tournaments are a thing of the distant past, but as if recalling brave warriors and paying tribute to them, people around the world are engaged in fencing. What kind of sport is this and how dangerous is sword fighting?
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What kind of sport to do: Fencing for Development body and logic
WHO HAS NEVER tried to imitate musketeers or Zorro even on baguettes, he did not have a heart or, at least, childhood. Seriously, we can’t imagine the same fabulous one – the heroes and the few heroines of fairy tales and movies are immediately remembered – and an elegant way to dilute a sedentary lifestyle, like fencing. We talked with coaches and athletes and found out that even for a busy and not very physically developed city dweller, fencing is available in the same way as bored aerobics and yoga (or boxing, crossfit and rock climbing that we mentioned). Continue reading
Loop Mukhina: A tragic page in the history of Soviet gymnastics
She was amazingly talented and persistent. Elena Mukhina was the absolute champion of the USSR and the world in gymnastics, showed an incredibly complex program, some elements of which are now prohibited at competitions because of their danger. The gymnast dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion, but the injury received during the training forever deprived her of such an opportunity. But even being bedridden, Elena Mukhina continued to fight for the right to live.
The future gymnast, who was born in 1960 in Moscow, was left without a mother at the age of two, and the baby’s father, after the death of his wife, created a new family in which there was no place for her daughter. Fortunately for Lena, she had a wonderful grandmother, Anna Ivanovna, who raised and raised her granddaughter. Continue reading