What You'll Get
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 to Royal Arts Fencing Academy. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get four introductory fencing lessons (a $75 value).
- For $55, you get eight fencing lessons (a $150 value).
- For $79, you get 12 fencing lessons (a $225 value).
- For $75, you get a winter fencing camp, which runs 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily from December 19–21 (a $150 value).</p>
Royal Arts Fencing Academy houses a crew of talented fencing instructors in addition to hosting the Arnold Fencing Classic, one of the largest independently run fencing tournaments in the nation. One-hour fencing sessions furnish foilers with all the swordplay techniques necessary to fend off swashbuckling foes or rebellious houseplants. Each series of lessons begins with four introductory sessions, and then moves on to intermediate training. 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 mid-December fencing camp hosts épée wielders of all levels, covering three days of intense training in all three Olympic-style weapons as participants perfect form and endurance.
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.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must register for winter camp by 12/1/11. Must register for lessons by 5/22/12, lessons expire 12 weeks from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 5 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Valid only for up to 2 lessons per week. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.