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 this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $15 for three adult group classes (a $30 value)
- $30 for six adult group classes (a $60 value)
- $59 for two months of unlimited adult group classes and sparring (a $250 value)
- $199 for one week of youth summer camp (up to a $500 value)
Each 90-minute adult group class includes all necessary equipment. Trainees build a solid foundation for competitive swordplay as they master fundamental movements with a focus on coordination and fitness. See the full schedule of group classes here. Youth summer camps, divided by age, teach the basics of the craft over five days with up to five hours per day of camp.
New Amsterdam Fencing Academy
John González, founder of New Amsterdam Fencing Academy, brings his skills as a nationally ranked athlete to the piste, where he works with enthusiastic instructors to demonstrate European fencing techniques. He and the coaching corps teach foil, épée, and saber disciplines during classes that take advantage of the group's collective energy. They lead students through progressive learning approaches—group footwork and conditioning, individual lessons, and bouting sessions— in hopes of preparing students for traditional competitions and unconventional kebab parties.