Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Group Instruction & Private Lessons
Pro Tip: Fencing is a very fun and exciting sport!
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Did You Know?
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Suffolk Fencing Academy
Feet appear to hover above the hardwood floor, quickly darting left and right and lunging forward in a complicated dance. But this is no ballroom lesson—these are fencing classes at Suffolk Fencing Academy. Students of all ages perform their cutthroat choreography during lessons that teach proper footwork, technique, and strategy. After progressing through the academy's multiple programs, students can take their skills to the next level with competitive weapon training, or private lessons that teach how to carve your name with your sword.