Though most disputes in the ancient world were decided by dueling, its only modern-day applications are in fencing, doctoral dissertations, and family restaurant decisions. Wield your epee without having to visit a fast-food chain with today's Groupon: for $29, you get four classes at Penta Fencing Club, located in Wilmington (a $100 value).
With a masterful team of award-winning coaches, Penta Fencing Club trains burgeoning bladesters on the form, finesse, and fancy footwork of fencing. Dating back to 18th-century European duels between Star Wars and Star Trek fans, modern fencing has proven itself a challenging mixture of brain and brawn, applying tactical savvy and physical strength to create a well-rounded workout. Three professional fencers, including an NCAA champion and Olympic medalist Vaho Iagorashvili, coach fledglings in a variety of epee techniques. Beginner sessions are ongoing and take place on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Like a visit with a protective grandmother, jackets, gloves, masks, and blades are all provided.
Vivo Fencing Club
At Vivo Fencing Club, a trio of decorated Hungarian coaches share their wisdom and expertise with beginner-through-elite-level fencers. Head coach Arpad "Arpi" Horvath has been involved in the sport since 1989, later going on to become a two-time NCAA champion during his time at St. John's University in New York. Today, Arpi and his fellow coaches rely on the Hungarian fencing approach—which focuses on the whole fencer—to teach students of all ages and abilities. They offer classes for students as young as six, allowing youngsters a chance to gain discipline and develop useful skills while their friends are still struggling with the mountains of paperwork that come with running a lemonade stand.
1 Jewel Dr.
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887Get Directions