Fencing is America’s favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the stylish outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for 4 one-hour fencing lessons (a $75 value)
- $49 for 8 one-hour fencing lessons (a $150 value)
- $75 for 12 one-hour fencing lessons (a $225 value)
Classes for students 8 and older meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 10 a.m.; a class on Thursday at 4:30 is scheduled for students aged 5–8. The first four lessons constitute introductory instruction; students generally progress to intermediate training thereafter. Though all equipment is provided, students should be sure to wear athletic apparel.
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.