Fencing requires graceful footwork, precise point control, and the stamina to outlast your opponent’s insatiable desire to dent his initials into your mask. Duck and dive with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for a group fencing class (a $45 value)
- $22 for a 20-minute private fencing lesson (a $45 value)
Group class runs for one hour for fencers aged 13 and under and two hours for fencers aged 13 and over. Beginner classes supply all of the necessary equipment, including padding, mask, and foil.
DC Fencers Club
At DC Fencers Club (DCFC), head coach Janusz Smolenski leads a team of athletes that molds young fencers into champions. Thanks to his formidable pedagogy, he has trained U.S. national champions. Working with Coach Smolenski, a trio of coaches brings unique backgrounds and styles to the classes. Robert Suchorski was a Polish National Junior Champion and has trained under top Polish and Russian fencing masters, and Ilya Lobanenkov to his credit owns multiple top-eight finishes in Veteran Women's U.S. Nationals, multiple "A" ratings, and a top-16 finish in a U.S. Junior Men's epee circuit event.
The DCFC facility, which has produced two full-scholarship Notre Dame fencers, boasts 10 full-size electric strips on a sprung-wood floor where fencers can lunge, parry, and riposte for hours on end without incurring injury.