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 to New York Fencing Academy in Brooklyn. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a fencing experience (up to a $100 total value) that includes:
- One 20-minute private lesson ($50 value)
- One group fencing class (up to a $50 value)
- For $29, you get a fencing experience (up to a $200 total value) that includes:
- Two 20-minute private lessons (up to a $100 value)
- Two group fencing classes (up to a $100 value)
- For $59, you get a five-day winter fencing camp, December 26–December 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily (up to a $450 value).
New York Fencing Academy’s team of experienced coaches locks blades with students while teaching their curriculum of safe and challenging fencing instruction. In the private, one-on-one lessons, which can be scheduled before and after classes, fencers of all levels step, lunge, and parry down one of six fencing strips in the 3,000-square-foot gym in head-to-head duels with instructors. The one-hour adults’ and kids’ beginner classes develop basic swordplay skills, including footwork and fencing etiquette, and 1.5-hour intermediate classes build off of the foundational skills. Improve strength, speed, coordination, and endurance in a 30-minute conditioning class, an intense workout that amplifies each student’s game and drastically improves Zorro impressions. The Academy provides all necessary equipment, but students should don athletic shoes, and can bring a glove with which to slap opponents’ faces over perceived slights.
In the intensive five-day camp, which caters to beginners and advanced students, coaches lead conditioning drills and impart the secrets of footwork and blade work as sparring students test their skills. Campers should wear sweat pants and athletic shoes to the camp, and bring water and a bagged lunch, lunch money, or hot dogs to pierce with foils and cook over a bonfire. Friends and family can view matches from the comfortable spectator area with TV, WiFi, seating, and murals created by artist Ian King.
New York Fencing Academy
At New York Fencing Academy, expert instructors tutor sword swingers of all levels, aiming to help them develop both technical skill and physical fitness. Head coach Misha Mokretsov even helms a staff that has already launched several students to national fencing ranks. Prodding protégés can take a stab at a variety of classes that range from beginner sessions all the way up to a competition class, which prepares seasoned duelers for national events and experimental bouts on the floor of the Hudson River. Additionally, the academy fosters future jousters with its renowned youth and cadet epée programs. Free parking and a spectator area complete with WiFi, a TV, and murals by Ian King make the facility accessible for both cars and family members alike.
2896 W 12 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11224