Fencing is America’s favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the stylish outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with this Groupon.
$25 for a 90-Minute Introduction to Fencing Class ($50 Value)
During the introduction to fencing class, students don real equipment and apparel as they learn the fundamentals of the techniques and strategy of this graceful sport; equipment is included. Students participate in an actual fencing match at the end of the class. Classes are capped at six to eight students, and students should arrive 15 minutes early for an equipment fitting. Groupon customers will also receive $100 credit toward a weeklong summer clinic ($395) or a 19-week beginners’ course ($355).<p>
Farmington Valley Fencing Academy
Mal-sun Marletto has dedicated decades to the sport of fencing. A passion of hers since the age of 10, Mal-Sun has not only competed in five countries, but she's also a World Cup competitor and Connecticut Women’s Champion in foil, épée, and saber. At Farmington Valley Fencing Academy, where she is both owner and head coach, Mal-sun draws on her vast experience and US Fencing Coaches Association–certification to instruct students of all ages and skill levels. She designed a variety of programs and membership packages that include instruction in foil, saber, and épée, and include additional perks such as discounts on equipment and gear.