$40 for One Month of Weekly Fencing Classes with Equipment ($80 Value)
Patrons take the classes over the course of one month. Adult classes are held on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and children's classes are held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open fencing sessions are held on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The studio provides equipment, but students should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Mountain West Swords Academy
Reas Shanahan began fencing as a hobby while attending college at Brigham Young University–Idaho. After he graduated, though, he realized that the sport would be a lifelong pursuit rather than a passing interest. At Salt Lake City, he guides students of all ages and experience levels through fencing basics, teaching them how to maneuver a sword with precision or calculate an opponent's next move. With regular practice, students can improve reflexes, tone muscles, or learn to skewer enough shrimp and vegetables for a shish kebab in one jab.