Fencing was once commonly learned at an early age, which is why so many octogenarians still settle disputes with games of Rock, Paper, Épée. Celebrate civilized swordplay with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get one month of youth fencing classes for students ages 9–17 at San Diego Fencing Center in Escondido (a $130 value). Equipment is included, but long-term members will need to eventually buy their own.
San Diego Fencing Center’s experienced coaches thrust confidence, improved agility, and the thrill of competition upon the suited shoulders of their dedicated disciples. After undertaking two lessons a week for one month, youths will know how to artfully parry foil flicks with proper footwork whilst advancing and riposting in turn. The Center’s six grounded, regulation-size strips allow for extensive hands-on training, and onsite shower facilities and convenient parking are a boon to parents and dusty compact cars.
San Diego Fencing Center pursues safe, supervised sport and perpetuates proper etiquette, all while shepherding once-inexpert students to success at national and international championships. Learning to fence can buoy self-confidence, develop tactical thinking, and improve coordination, leaving pupils ready to outwit bullies or concoct small-scale cafeteria revolutions.