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.
$19 for an Introductory Fencing Class for Two ($50 Value)
Open to ages 5 and older, the Introduction to Fencing class covers the basics of foil fencing. Students learn how to stand on guard, defend themselves, and score a touch before applying those new skills during their first foil bout. All equipment is provided. Classes are held twice a month, generally one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.
Iowa City Fencing Center
Iowa City Fencing Center founder Judy O'Donnell has speared more than 30 years of experience in the Olympic sport of fencing. She has represented the United States numerous times on an international stage, and has taught beginners and global competitors alike.
In 2010, Judy opened ICFC to share with the community her lifetime's worth of dueling wisdom, offering instruction in all three styles of fencing: foil, epee, and saber. Her encouraging commands bounce off the walls of two large training rooms, where groups meet to practice blade work and churn out meticulously carved pumpkins. Classes at ICFC are available to students starting at the age of 5, and private lessons provide the opportunity to train with Judy one-on-one.