OCCUPY BEACH STREET – “MORE THAN JUST SPORTS”

It was another interesting weekend [24 Nov] for visitors at the weekly Occupy Beach Street event at George Town.

The crowd thronged the State Sports Council booth and performance area not only to be entertained by sports demonstrations but also for free talks and consultation on sports science topics.

With a strong team of 22 athletes and two coaches, the crowd were treated to a demonstration of skills using bamboo staff in the sport of Silambam.

Many were amazed to see this traditional sport which originated from Tamil Naidu as the athletes and coaches performed the various footworks, spinning techniques and stance with precision and agility.

Following the heart thumping silambam demonstration was a talk on sports nutrition and free body composition test and weight management consultation which proved to be popular with the crowd.

The morning continued with a brief and informative briefing on the sport of fencing including training venue and schedules by the state coach.

Putting words into action, 10 athletes demonstrated various fencing events [epee, sabre and foil] before members of the crowd were given the opportunity to emulate basic fencing techniques.

With the help of two coaches and 15 athletes, the crowd learned about road event and track event in the sport of competitive cycling.

The athletes then demonstrated riding track bicycle and road bicycle on rollers before members of the public were given a chance at riding the bicycles on the rollers which was not a easy feat.

State Sports Council director Frederick Tan said it was an eye opening experience for both the athletes and the public because it combined both technical and scientific aspects of sports.

At the same time, it helps increase public awareness on rarely seen sports such as silambam and fencing.

Members of the public also were well informed on the opportunities to pick the sport at recreational or competitive level,” said Tan.

The following weekend [1 Dec] will feature martial art sports such as wushu, taekwondo and muay thai.

槟州体育理事会在日前(24日)呈现了更精彩的体育项目表演,吸引了更多的观众到来参观一项由市政局主办的《占领土库街无车日》的活动。

除了由体理会选派包括32位运动员及数位教练呈现的《西洋剑术》,《印度武术》以及《脚车原位跑动》的介绍和表演外,该日的节目尚有由体理会营养师及医生现场为观众和运动员主讲的运动员营养饮食课题以及如何预防体育损伤及治疗法,给他们在这两方面有更多的知识与了解。

在当天的场面,我们可以看到有众多的青年男女与儿童在观看运动员表演后,亲身体验上述各项目的基本训练和打法以及在滑轮上骑踏脚车的新鲜经验。

槟州体育理事会总监陈德安对于众多出席者的到来观赏甚感欣慰,他表示体理会所呈现的节目终于带给观众们对《印度武术》和《西洋剑术》有更加认识与了解,也让大家知道骑脚车也可以在室内利用滑轮来练习。当天的现场讲座也给民众带来了对体育科学有更深入的了解。

陈总监接着说,在下周日的节目将有《中华武术》,《跆拳道》与《泰拳》表演,由州代表及特选的男女优秀儿童学员演出,节目非常精彩。

Silambam Demo

Silambam Demo

Free weight management consultation

Free weight management consultation

Sports Science Talk

Sports Science Talk

 

Fencing demo

Fencing demo

Briefing on fencing by coach Lim Peng Jin

Briefing on fencing by coach Lim Peng Jin

Free try out

Free try out

Briefing on cycling

Briefing on cycling

Cycling on roller demo

 

 

 

 

 

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