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 from Four Options
- $25 for a two-hour introductory fencing lesson for one (a $50 value)
- $49 for a two-hour introductory fencing lesson for two (a $100 value)
- $89 for a weeklong intro-to-fencing camp (a $180 value), held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 16–20
- $89 for a weeklong intro-to-fencing camp (a $180 value), held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. August 13–17
Washington Fencing Academy
Accomplished swordsmen Serge Timacheff and Kevin Mar cofounded Washington Fencing Academy as a haven for fencing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to hone their skills. Accompanied by skilled coaches—including 2011 veteran world champion Maitre Wang Yung—the duo delivers traditional Olympic-style instruction according to guidelines laid out by the United States Fencing Association and International Fencing Federation. Classes focus on two fencing styles: épée, in which fencers target their opponent's entire body, and saber, a more fast-paced style that targets the upper body only. Sessions unfold atop 11 fencing strips that span a modern sports floor, cushioning steps and comforting joints without the need to compose a knee-specific lullaby.