Fencing is America’s favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the stylish outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for a three-hour Taste of Fencing class (a $49 value)
- $30 for four weekly beginning to intermediate foil fencing classes (a $60 value)
Expert fencing coaches—including a former state champion—lead group classes to impart fundamental foil techniques. During the three-hour Taste of Fencing class, they demonstrate footwork, strategy, and blade actions to a maximum of eight students, supervising practice matches that make use of competition-style electronic scoring equipment. They also helm beginning to intermediate foil classes for youths, teens, and adults. The sessions teach the sport’s culture and history as well as lunges and parries. All equipment is provided, though the instructors recommend that guests purchase their own fencing gloves for $12 at the studio. Click here for a class schedule.
Gryphon Fitness Studio
On the same expanse of cork-padded floor at Gryphon Fitness Studio, feet pivot into tango turns, sabers flash and meet with a clang, and bodies twirl in midair, suspended from shining hoops. Of course, not all of this takes place at the same time. The space is reserved to let instructors, including a former fencing state champion and Zumba enthusiasts, share their various passions. Though their specialties span a range that includes dance, fitness, aerial arts, and three types of swordplay, they all focus on giving each student individual attention and consideration. Rather than pushing their guests toward competition or training them not to blink in progressively brighter spotlights, they devise routines to challenge students at their preferred pace. During day camps for children, the instructors bask in a chorus of happy young voices as they explain the basics of kung fu, fencing, and acrobatics.