On August 11, 2017, Wrestling Federation of Singapore(WFS), hosted 12 Anderson Secondary School(ANDSS) National Cadet Corps(NCC) cadets for an afternoon of "Introduction to Olympic Wrestling". The following is a reflection piece written by one of the participants, Cadet Aldric Foo.

The workshop for NCC cadets from sec 2 and sec 3 was conducted by the Wrestling Federation of Singapore on wrestling techniques. It served to be a crash course to the basics of wrestling to enhance our fitness. It also served to spark our interest in the sport of Olympic wrestling. The WFS-NCC workshop was conducted on 11th August 2017, 11/8/17.

Participants doing wrestling drills Participants with their game face on

I learnt patience and that practice makes perfect, as I could not perfect the moves immediately. However with guidance from the trainers, I was able to complete my task. I learnt some self-defence moves, such as a takedown when engaged in a wrestling lock. This would be effective as this move can be used against smaller or larger targets attempting to attack me. In doing so, I have learnt a move that would be sufficient to protect myself in certain situations.

Attentive coaches guiding the participants Attentive coaches guiding participants

I can now put my skills to better use as a cadet, as I will now be able to protect myself. I can also take the new values that I learnt to heart, as lessons. In addition, I learned that Singapore athletes are not easily trained by just anyone, and that they follow a regiment. I also noticed that Singaporean Athletes visit each other to gain guidance, or to just see how their counterparts or peers are doing.

Cadet Aldric Foo,
ANDSSS NCC cadet

Group photo Group photo with ANDSSS NCC cadets and WFS coaches

Wrestling Federation of Singapore would like to thank Mr Don Eu, TCO of Anderson Secondary School NCC and fellow wrestler, for introducing his cadets to the sport of Olympic Wrestling.

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