The pen is mightier than the sword, which is why medieval knights often carried an assortment of Sharpies into battle. Write your own valorous history with today's Groupon: for $25, you get four introductory fencing lessons at Royal Arts Fencing Academy (up to a $75 value). Classes are available for kids ages 5–8 (Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.), and older fencers aged 8 and up (Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m.).
Royal Arts Fencing Academy, host of the Arnold Fencing Classic, one of the largest independently run fencing tournaments in the nation, houses a bevy of talented fencing instructors. Each of the four one-hour introductory fencing lessons furnishes foilers with all the swordplay techniques necessary to fend off swashbuckling foes or rebellious houseplants. Royal Arts' low coach-to-student ratio ensures that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one time with the master sword-slinger, and prevents impromptu Star Wars reenactments from breaking out in the back of the classroom. The facility's large, well-lit studio is filled with all of the necessary equipment for each fencer, as well as a large armory, workspace, and plenty of fencing strips.
Though Royal Arts Fencing Academy sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Royal Arts Fencing Academy
Spearheaded by Julia Richey, a former member of the Russian National Team, the crew of coaches at Royal Arts Fencing Academy teaches fencers of all experience levels the secrets of centuries-old sword techniques and traditions. New students can enroll in four group classes, learning the fundamentals that will guide them during subsequent intermediate lessons. They can also brush up on their blade knowledge during summer camps that cover the Olympic sport weapons of foil, épée, and saber. Visions of Olympic glory also dance throughout the academy’s annual Arnold Fencing Classic, a part of the Arnold Classic and one of the largest independently run fencing tournaments in the nation.
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