New Amsterdam Fencing Academy

Upper West Side

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In a Nutshell

Foil, épée, and saber techniques taught by instructing corps that includes former national-level competitors

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Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 16 or older for adult classes. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $15 for three adult group classes (a $30 value)
  • $30 for six adult group classes (a $60 value)
  • $59 for two months of unlimited adult group classes and sparring (a $250 value)
  • $199 for one week of youth summer camp (up to a $500 value)

Each 90-minute adult group class includes all necessary equipment. Trainees build a solid foundation for competitive swordplay as they master fundamental movements with a focus on coordination and fitness. See the full schedule of group classes here. Youth summer camps, divided by age, teach the basics of the craft over five days with up to five hours per day of camp.

New Amsterdam Fencing Academy

John González, founder of New Amsterdam Fencing Academy, brings his skills as a nationally ranked athlete to the piste, where he works with enthusiastic instructors to demonstrate European fencing techniques. He and the coaching corps teach foil, épée, and saber disciplines during classes that take advantage of the group's collective energy. They lead students through progressive learning approaches—group footwork and conditioning, individual lessons, and bouting sessions— in hopes of preparing students for traditional competitions and unconventional kebab parties.

Customer Reviews

Friendly staff, enjoyed learning a little history about the sport, and especially enjoyed sparring
Stephen H. · July 18, 2013
Latanya, John and Yulya- you are amazing, thanks to you fencing is taking a permanent place in my life.~Anya
Anna F. · September 25, 2013
They are a very friendly group who will push you to success but the environment is relaxed. Everyone just has fun improving their fencing skills.
Timothy V. · June 14, 2013

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