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What You'll Get
Often called physical chess, fencing only differs from traditional chess in that a queen wielding a sword could never outmatch a castle wielding a sword. Make each move count with today’s Groupon to Alamo Fencing Academy. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get four weekly sessions of fencing lessons and conditioning drills over one month (a $90 value).
- For $150, you get five days of fencing summer camp, valid for the June 7–11, July 19–23, or August 2–6 session (up to a $300 value for nonmembers).
- For $115, you get three days of fencing summer camp, valid for the June 15–17 or July 27–29 session (up to a $230 value for nonmembers).
Alamo Fencing Academy's classes inculcate casual students in proper swordsmanship and prepare competitive students for tournament play, in which they regularly meet with medal-honored success. Lungers and parriers of all ability levels, from initiate through Inigo Montoya, are invited to hone strategic acumen, manual dexterity, and athletic ability in weekly conditioning sessions and fencing drills focusing on saber and epee combat. During three- and five-day summer camps, swashbucklers receive hands-on technical instruction while interacting with peers through warm-ups, footwork drills, and games. Fencing videos also help novices avoid beginner mistakes, such as doodling bull’s-eyes on their jackets.
Children as young as 6 years old can learn the basics of parry and riposte, ensuring a future free of schoolyard bullies and closet monsters. Alamo Fencing Academy provides the necessary equipment, such as steel mesh masks, durable protective clothing, and flexible blades, but students should bring their own athletic apparel.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 10/27/11, membership expires 6 weeks from first class. Subject to availability. Must be 6 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Not valid for private lessons. Non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alamo Fencing Academy
Even if you don't find yourself routinely challenged to duels, you can still benefit from a fencing class. Aside from building speed and agility, fencing requires sharp mental focus and creative problem-solving skills, making it a sport that challenges both body and mind. At Alamo Fencing Academy, a team of medal-winning fencing coaches—led by US Fencing Coaches Association Vice-President Andrei Samorodov—leads lessons in foil, epee, and saber fencing. Classes can be tailored to those headed for the competitive circuit, those who want to fence for fun, or those looking for a more stylish way to open mail, while summer camps are also available for kids looking for some fun out of the sun.