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.
$40 for eight group classes (a $115 value)
- Adult classes with 3–6 students
- Children’s classes with 7–15 students<p>
$115 for eight private classes (up to a $245 value) * For all skill sets and ages * Equipment available for students * See a full class schedule<p>
$169 for a one-week summer camp with sessions from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (a $350 value) * Star Wars–themed beginners’ session - Ages 6–12 - June 11–15 or July 23–27<p> * Chess-themed beginners’ session - Ages 9–14 - June 18–22 or August 30–September 3<p> * Session for fencers with at least a year of experience - 7 years old minimum - July 16–21<p>
Olympia Fencing Academy
Olympia Fencing Academy’s seasoned squad of coaches and trainers imbues swashbuckling pupils with the skills and support necessary to brandish their blades all the way from the classroom to competition. Head coach Sean Horan taught NCAA fencers at Stevens Institute of Technology and the Air Force fencing team, and coach Glenn MacDonald harnesses his training with five-time Olympian Michael Marx to improve his students' lunges and olive-skewering strategies. Staffers stay abreast of annual national tournaments and often teach a number of apprentices who go on to enter the U.S. National Fencing Competition each year. In addition to in-house training, Olympia Fencing Academy supports community outreach and education programs with school fencing lessons, field trips, and dueling-swordfish demonstrations.