Fencing (the sport) is similar to fencing (the DIY project) because mastery of either will keep dogs off your lawn and prevent neighbors from bothering you. Keep intruders at bay with today's Groupon to The Fencers Academy. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get four one-hour youth beginners’ lessons (a $75 value).
- For $25, you get four one-hour adult beginners’ lessons (a $75 value).
At The Fencers Academy, Hossam Hassan, a highly certified fencing veteran and former coach of the Egyptian Olympic team, and his staff of seasoned swordsmen teach new pupils young and old to spar with three types of weapons—foil, epée, and saber. During one-hour beginners’ lessons, instructors impart their wisdom to up to 20 students, covering how to wield rapiers, deflect attacks, and skewer shrimp thrown from point-blank range. The academy furnishes all combatants with equipment to ensure safety and a full schedule to prevent anyone from jousting against the town windmill in their sleep.
The Fencers Academy
The Fencers Academy's head coach Hossam Hassan boasts an impressive résumé. The expert has trained fencers for more than three decades, and he holds nine certifications from the French fencing federation and the International Olympic Committee. Of course, the biggest testament to Hassan's expertise is his students’ success. Seventy-five percent of his current fencers are nationally ranked, and he has trained top finishers in international youth tournaments and world-cup events.