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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a one-month Medieval Combat class for one (a $74 value)
- $65 for a one-month Medieval Combat class for two (a $148 value)
Known as Western Martial Arts in many parts of the U.S., Medieval Combat is the forerunner to modern fencing. During classes, students aged 16 and up use nylon weapons, including two-handed swords, one-handed swords and buckler, and daggers, while learning the techniques of knights from the feudal period. See the schedule for weekly class times.
Minnesota Sword Club
At one point in time, bowling balls rumbled across the floors at Minnesota Sword Club. That's because the massive, 11,000-square foot space was originally designed as a 10-lane bowling alley. And though its lane lines are still visible to this day, the facility is now home to a very different sport altogether: fencing.
In the club’s 7,000-square foot main fencing room and smaller youth room, instructors teach centuries-old techniques to students of varying skill levels. They oversee classes and competitions in four different age groups, and have even managed to sculpt some younger students into national champions. But above all else, the club and its instructors aim to emphasize skills that carry over into other areas of life, such as workplaces, schools, or workplaces and schools that are exclusively staffed and or attended by fencers.
4744 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407