Brooklyn Fencing Center

Gowanus

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In a Nutshell

  • Equipment rental included
  • Experienced instructors
  • 5,000-square-foot facility
  • Locker rooms & showers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person for both options, may buy 3 add'l as gifts for kids' option & 5 add'l as gifts for adult option. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. 24hr cancel. notice required. Must be 17+ for adult class and 7-16 for child classes. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fencing began as a formal yet visceral way to settle disputes, just as fording the Missouri River in a ball gown began as a formal yet visceral way to settle new lands. Discover a bold new hobby with today's Groupon to Brooklyn Fencing Center. Choose between the following options:

  • For $15, you get one beginner adult fencing class (age 17 and older), including equipment rental, held Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., with additional sessions added as needed (a $36.25 value). Adult students who continue beyond this class will also have the $50 annual registration fee waived with this Groupon.
  • For $79, you get five kids' fencing classes (a $125 value), including equipment rental and annual registration fee (a $50 value), held Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m.–5 p.m. (a $175 total value). Students must be between the ages of 7 and 16.

Captained by Rolando Balboa, a fencing coach with more than a decade of experience, Brooklyn Fencing Center designs routines that give students a competitive edge. Balboa augments his instruction with that of saber coach Judy Cummins, an expert fencing instructor who has been making swashes buckle since 1993. Students don sweatpants and exercise shoes before engaging in whirling bouts across the 5,000-square-foot facility, which rings with the clash of steel and hums with the sound of smartphones looking up saucy taunts. Adult classes find no more than 14 fencers training and sparring foil-a-foil, and the existence of specific divisions for competitors in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s keeps students matched with their peers. After class, rinse off the heat of combat in the showers or retrieve belongings from the locker room before swaggering home.

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    Gowanus

    62 4th St.

    2nd Floor

    Brooklyn, New York 11231

    718-522-5822

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