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.
$25 for a Four-Week Learn to Fence Class ($55 Value)
Intro to Fencing classes cover all aspects of fencing, from history and theory to basic techniques and tactics, during one-hour lessons made up of lectures, demonstrations, and interactive drills. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and include all necessary equipment except for gloves. A United States Fencing Association membership is included.
Salem Fencing Club
Under the high ceilings of a warehouse dating back to the 1970s, the Salem Fencing Club team leads training sessions and competitions for its members and guests. A nonprofit organization, Salem Fencing Club aims to share the honor, chivalry, and respect integral to this historic sport with its community. To that end, they provide classes for various skill levels and organize children's day camps, filling them with lessons, crafts, games, and campfires, during which students are trained to fight the urge to toast marshmallows on their épées. Though the facility is decades old, the sparring space has been updated to include virtual scoring and overhead reel-less systems.