In fencing, you say “en garde” when warning opponents to take a defensive position and “FOR ENGLAND!!!” as an army of hill folk roars down the hill behind you. Learn fencing etiquette with this Groupon.
$41 for Six Weeks of Group Fencing Lessons for Beginners ($99 Total Value)
The series of six one-hour lessons (a $90 value) includes a brief overview of fencing’s history, a review of weapons and target areas, hands-on practice of basic techniques, and rental equipment. This Groupon also includes the academy’s one-time $25 membership registration fee. See the class schedule for upcoming sessions.
Fencing Academy of Denver
A member of the 1996 Olympic fencing team. A three-time NCAA champion. A former top-ranked fencer in the United States. With those myriad career achievements behind him, Tom Strzalkowski now trains the next generation of fencers at Fencing Academy of Denver. Along with his fellow instructors, Tom designs programs for both adults and children of all skill levels. During group and private lessons specializing in sabers, foils, or épées, the coaches teach fencing fundamentals such as identifying target areas and performing basic lunges. Sessions aim to improve stamina and nimbleness, and also cater to each student's personal goals, from competing in national tournaments to rescuing a significant other from swashbuckling pirates.