What You'll Get
For $40, today's side deal gets you one month of adult (ages 14 and up) or youth (ages 6–14) group classes and one private lesson at Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton (up to a $155 value). A fortified fencing institution, Northwest has produced six U.S. Olympians and 69 national champions since first going on guard in the early 1970s. Now, Northwest Fencing Center is cracking the door open a few more degrees, waiving the membership fee for the initial month and also including a private lesson—if you'd like to continue training after that, a standard $100 yearly membership fee will apply.
One-hour youth classes (a $100 value)—scheduled Monday through Friday evenings—focus on building coordination, agility, and an overall familiarity with the sport. Adult classes (an $80 value) push further, emphasizing a specific fencing weapon (foil, epee, and saber) Monday through Wednesday evenings. Then, on Thursday evenings, adults can perfect their poise and control under the sharp eye of Sebastian Dos Santos, the current U.S. national coach for men's epee. Each adult evening consists of an hour of instruction and an hour of open fencing.
Both the adult and youth classes come with one private lesson (a $30 value), during which students are paired with an assistant coach or a competitive fencer from the center's impressive staff of crafty athletes. In between classes, feel free to take advantage of the center's facilities including weight-lifting and conditioning areas, locker rooms, and showers. On Thursdays, students are invited to socialize and poke one another at a local restaurant nearby.
New members only.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New students only. Reservation required. Membership fee only waived for free month. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.