Not a Simple Sword Fight
Story By: Aidan Kim, Richie Kim Editor: Joshua Hahn Web Designer: Andy Yoon
Fencing, a sport that is widely known in Europe but not widely known in some other countries. Some people consider the sport fencing as a minor sport and others consider as a major sport. Fencing is a sport when two players compete each other with swords and they add points by hitting or poking the opponent faster and that requires a lot of different abilities such as speed, reflexes, flexibility, and power. By playing fencing, not only does your fencing skills improve, but you become a better athlete since fencing needs a lot of physical advantages. In SIS, fencing club is not being made since fencing is considered as a minor sport. SIS has all of the major sports club such as Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, and Swimming. Of course the moms want their kids to play major sports since they are widely known and some colleges gives bonus for it. But actually, fencing can support the students to go to a great college too, such as Harvard or Stanford. Fencing should be considered a major sports because they have made an organization of fencing called FIE (International Fencing Sports). It is even part of the UC, and the cool fact is that Korea is one of the best country at fencing.
All of the students we interviewed said that SIS should make a fencing club even though they have different opinions about why. Joshua Lim (8) said that the fencing is a major sports considering that it is included in the Olympics and said that SIS should make a fencing club so that it would make the sport fencing more competitive. Andy Yoon (8) said that fencing is a minor sport in his opinion since it is not a widely known sports like Basketball and Soccer. But he recommended that our school, SIS, should make a fencing club since it is going to be unique in a way because a lot of international school do not have a fencing club. Our school can be one of the unique international schools in Korea that can attend international competitions too. If SIS becomes a school that is known to be good at fencing like Basketball then a lot of great colleges that have interest in fencing will look for talent which will give the students a great chance to go into a great college.