This weekend it is “Olympia day” at Liseberg here in Gothenburg, where alot of sports where shown on the grounds of the amusement park. My fencing club had a spot to show what we do, and also some time on the main stage where we showed some sparring of the different weapons we teach.
I had such a good time. It was so much fun seeing the kids faces just light up when I put a steel sword in their hands. Fencing is really for all people, and the most interested person we had all day was a middle-age women, I just loved it. I really hope she shows up to training!
The days number one question asked was:
Is this a real sword?
Is like- well yes it is a steel sword, and no its not sharp. But it is a real training sword…
Second was this kind of conversation (that happened more than once…)
-do you do sport fencing?
No, we do historical fencing, so no sport fencing
– So you dont have any sport fencing?
No, as I said, we do historical fencing
– But you only do that? No sport fencing?
No, sport fencing, only historical
-but why dont you have sport fencing?
After a whole day, we went out for a well deserve after-fencing drink! Burger and coke, perfect way to end the day.