Fencing is the sport of dukes, knights, and people with sharp metal arms. Put appendages to use with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get one private lesson and one group lesson at The Dallas Fencers Club (a $50 value).
Established in 1930, The Dallas Fencers Club instructs young saber swingers and their épée-brandishing brethren in the strategy, grace, and skills necessary to succeed in the noble sport. Customers can hope for a knighting from the dueling school’s principal of the piste, Waldek Czaja, a former member of the Polish Junior and Senior National Teams, who has been fencing and coaching for more than 25 years. His parrying prodigies have won U.S. National and International medals in the fencing genres of foil, épée, saber, and sharpened carrot. Before brandishing the nearest piece of elongated metal, participants can perk up ears as Czaja teaches the rules and customs of the game as dictated by Olympic regulations. The club-provided mask, chest protector, jacket, and underarm protection safeguard soul sacks no matter which weapon you choose, although the épée, saber, and foil each have their own applicable rules, skill sets, and underwear cartoons. Group lessons are divided by age and skill level and customers can check the class schedule for times.
Dallas Fencers Club
Nearly a century ago, the Dallas Fencers Club took root, keeping the age-old Olympic sport alive in Texas. Today, the club continues to flourish under the leadership of head coach Waldek Czaja, who draws on decades of experience to guide students in the art of the blade. As pupils of all ages learn to thrust and parry with traditional weapons such as foils and épées—updated versions of primitive fencing's sharpened baguettes—Czaja helps them to develop coordination and strategic thinking as they potentially train for medals in competition. Throughout the youth program, Czaja operates under the philosophy that the drive and determination protégés develop in class can apply to life's myriad challenges, from learning to play the flute to solving a Rubik’s cube with a sledgehammer.