Four Beginners’ Fencing Classes or One-Week Summer Camp at Richmond Fencing Club (Up to 56% Off)

Scott's Addition, Richmond

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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 four beginners' fencing classes (an $80 value)
  • $199 for a one-week fencing summer camp (a $400 value)

Skillful fencing depends on coordination of the limbs, an ability that students learn in beginners’ classes. Instructors focus on the development of basic footwork, slowly pairing it with simple bladework used for offense, defense, and counterattacks. The skills apply to both the foil and épée styles of swords and can be taught to students aged 6 and older. See the schedule.

One-week summer camps, meanwhile, keep participants active through group lessons, competitions, games, footwork exercises, and videos. Each day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., so campers should pack a lunch. All necessary equipment is provided, including jackets, gloves, masks, and weapons. The camps are valid for students ages 9 and older. Click here for more information and available dates during July and August.

Richmond Fencing Club

Richmond Fencing Club has molded budding fencers since JFK was president and humankind had just turned its eyes to the moon. Today, three instructors—each with their own titles from the Virginia Division Championships—helm the educational efforts, overseeing a program that educates students as young as 6 in the foot- and bladework required to wield a fencing foil competitively.

They teach in a no-nonsense facility, its cinderblock walls decorated only with pegs to hang fencing equipment, its smooth hardwood floors interrupted only by well-worn fencing lanes. The fencing-dedicated space keeps elaborately uniformed students cool with central air conditioning instead of replacing helmets with ice buckets like lesser establishments.

Richmond Fencing Club

Richmond Fencing Club has molded budding fencers since JFK was president and humankind had just turned its eyes to the moon. Today, three instructors—each with their own titles from the Virginia Division Championships—helm the educational efforts, overseeing a program that educates students as young as 6 in the foot- and bladework required to wield a fencing foil competitively.

They teach in a no-nonsense facility, its cinderblock walls decorated only with pegs to hang fencing equipment, its smooth hardwood floors interrupted only by well-worn fencing lanes. The fencing-dedicated space keeps elaborately uniformed students cool with central air conditioning instead of replacing helmets with ice buckets like lesser establishments.

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    Scott's Addition

    3411 1/2 Carlton St.

    Richmond, Virginia 23230

    804-622-3655

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In a Nutshell

Beginners' classes help develop basic fencing skills; one-week summer camp keeps students active with lessons, games, and exercises

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Classes are valid for kids 6 and older, camps are valid for kids 9 and older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Scott's Addition (101.4 miles)

    3411 1/2 Carlton St.

    Richmond, Virginia 23230

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