Fencing is America's favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the awesome outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with today's Groupon to New York Fencing Academy in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get one 20-minute private fencing lesson and one fencing class (up to a $100 value).
- For $29, you get two 20-minute private fencing lessons and two fencing classes (up to a $200 value).
Propelled by head coach and Ukrainian National Champion fencer Misha Mokretsov, New York Fencing Academy has produced several nationally ranked youth fencers since its 2010 opening. Beginners of all ages grab provided equipment and dip into two-hour classes, in which they learn the basics of sporting swordsmanship, including footwork, bouting, and etiquette. Pupils with existing experience dive into more advanced lessons that teach competition prep, conditioning for meets, or how to get Kool-Aid stains out of fencing jackets. Private lessons can directly transmit enough confidence to feel comfortable during a first class or overcome personal hurdles.
Within the recently remodeled 3,000-square-foot club, pairs spar across six electric fencing strips in bouts scored by overhead machines and observed by energetic silhouettes on wall-spanning murals. Family members and inspiration-seeking Elizabethan playwrights lounge in a viewing area equipped with WiFi and a TV.
New York Fencing Academy
At New York Fencing Academy, expert instructors tutor sword swingers of all levels, aiming to help them develop both technical skill and physical fitness. Head coach Misha Mokretsov even helms a staff that has already launched several students to national fencing ranks. Prodding protégés can take a stab at a variety of classes that range from beginner sessions all the way up to a competition class, which prepares seasoned duelers for national events and experimental bouts on the floor of the Hudson River. Additionally, the academy fosters future jousters with its renowned youth and cadet epée programs. Free parking and a spectator area complete with WiFi, a TV, and murals by Ian King make the facility accessible for both cars and family members alike.