$24 for a Five-Week Youth Beginners' Fencing Class at Grand Rapids Fencing Academy ($69 Value)

Creston, Grand Rapids

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In a Nutshell

Experienced coaches & fencing champions instruct boys & girls in footwork, offense & defense in sprawling studio with full-length mirrors

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 29th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must activate by 2/29/12, classes expire 5 weeks from activation date. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fencing was once commonly learned at an early age, which is why so many octogenarians still settle disputes with games of Rock, Paper, Épée. Celebrate civilized swordplay with today’s Groupon.

The Deal

$24 for a five-week youth beginners' fencing class (a $69 value)

  • 6 p.m.–7 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting February 29
  • Valid for kids ages 6–14
  • Equipment provided
  • Learn foil-fencing footwork, offense, and defense
  • Students need sweatpants, T-shirt, and athletic shoes with laces

Grand Rapids Fencing Academy

Under the guidance of cofounders and brothers Mikhail and Arkadiy Sarkisov, the skilled coaches at Grand Rapids Fencing Academy enlighten budding swordsmiths on the essential techniques of modern fencing. During informative classes for all experience levels, students learn the foot moves, blade work, and confetti-cutting skills of èpèe-, foil-, and saber-style fencing. Each session is designed to improve mind-body coordination and flexibility while providing aerobic exercise. A wall of full-length mirrors allows pupils to view and modify their techniques inside the sprawling hardwood studio.

Mikhail and Arkadiy Sarkisov sharpened their fencing skills on the former Soviet Union's national fencing team before earning medals in their home country's national championship. In 2004, the United States Olympic Committee named Mikhail the Developmental Coach of the Year in fencing. Both brothers hold master's degrees in fencing and have placed highly in numerous tournaments across multiple globes.

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All Locations

  • Creston (610.9 miles)

    1345 Monroe Ave. NW

    Suite 102

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505

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