Fencing is America’s favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the awesome outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a beginners fencing package at Los Angeles International Fencing Center (a $175 value). The package includes:
- A one-month membership (an $85 value)
- Four weekly beginners group classes for kids or adults (a $90 value)<p>
This deal is only valid for classes that meet once a week; all equipment is provided.
While it has fostered the development of world-champion fencers since 2004, The Los Angeles International Fencing Center has made it its mission to help students of all experience levels discover the body-strengthening, mind-sharpening benefits of swordplay. A squadron of championship coaches, some of whom have competed and coached at the Olympic level, lead children, adults, and amnesiac musketeers through introductory group lessons in the sprawling, high-ceilinged studio. Students strap into provided garb at each weekly class, in which they learn to master basic positions, footwork, and scoring rules while slicing the air with the weapon or oversized salami of their choice. Groupon holders can check out specific class times for foil, epee, and sabre classes, which include sessions for kids as young as 7 years old.
Los Angeles International Fencing Center
Since its foundation in 2003, Los Angeles International Fencing Center’s coaches—some of whom have competed at the Olympic level—have enhanced the repertoires of novices and recent Olympians alike. In the studio’s supportive learning environment, fencers of all ages and skill levels don protective leather gloves and masks before learning to wield weapons such as the lightweight foil and the hefty épée. The complementary curriculum places heavy emphasis on strength and footwork, ensuring that pupils can deliver parries and thrusts even while sparring against square dancers armed with fiddle bows.