Fencing was once commonly learned at an early age, which is why so many octogenarians still settle disputes with games of Rock, Paper, Épée. Celebrate civilized swordplay with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a 90-minute introductory fencing class at Hooked on Fencing in North Royalton (a $30 value).
Hooked on Fencing is an épeé-only club created to spread the joy of swordplay among people of all ages and skill levels. Having claimed national and world championships in veteran divisions, club instructor Walt Dragonetti leads classes that range from recreational to competitive and beginner to intermediate, welcoming both children and adults. Offered weekends and evenings, the introductory group class allows curious athletes and cocktail onions recovering from past trauma to learn fencing fundamentals and get a feel for whether or not they would like to delve into an extended fencing program or segue their swashbuckling skills into a promising shish kebab franchise.