Fencing was once considered the only acceptable way to settle an argument, other than avoiding a fight by hiding your entire body behind an impossibly skinny lamppost. Sharpen more chivalrous skills with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two two-hour group fencing classes at Salt Lake Fencing (a $120 value). Classes take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Salt Lake Fencing's skilled instructor fuels friendly athletic competition by adaptating fencing techniques to each guest's form and ability. During two-hour group fencing lessons, the savvy instructor gives beginner to intermediate swashbucklers a brief tour of fencing’s noble history while elucidating the weapons, basic attack moves, and this season's most stylish sword holsters. Rapiers in hand, masked guests learn and execute horseless jousts, lithe lunges, intricate footwork, and deft parries while dodging swift jabs and slices. Fledgling swordsmen work up to partaking in a real fencing duel, crossing blades with fellow dueling enthusiasts and freshly made mortal enemies to thwart the rise of such modern fighting techniques as eye pokes and selling false stories to the National Enquirer.