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What You'll Get
A sword demands the utmost respect from its wielder, lest it grow dull from constantly repeating, "That's Mister Sword to you." Keep your blade quiet with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $29.99 for three samurai-sword, kendo, or German longsword classes (a $75 value)
- $79 for five kendo classes with a take-home sword (a $135 value)
- $109 for five German longsword classes with a take-home sword (a $200 value)
- $119 for five samurai-sword classes with a take-home sword (a $250 value)
During samurai classes, students begin their training by learning the feel of a wooden practice sword, which is curved to imitate the blade of a traditional Japanese katana. Through rigid repetition of the basics, pupils advance to cutting with dulled metal blades and eventually sharpened brands, called shinken. Organized by experience, classes are open to both beginner- and intermediate-level swordfish and humans. Students who opt to take five classes receive a take-home sword following the third lesson.
Those who choose longsword classes pick up skills in body coordination before they practice sparring and test cutting, and kendo students sport traditional uniforms and protective gear while learning to master the art’s signature bamboo sword. Children as young as eight are welcome to participate in the three-class option.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price for 1-class may apply. Must be 15 or older for all options except for 3-class option; must be 8 or older for 3-class option. New clients only. Must sign waiver. All classes must be attended by the same person. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sword Class NYC
As featured in the New York Times, each of Sword Class NYC's instructors have over a decade of experience as a student of the sword, using that knowledge to arm students with practice blades and the self-confidence, focus, and respect to wield them properly. During both group and private classes, instructors teach students various forms of sword and armed martial combat that demand both mental focus and physical endurance. Additionally, Sword Class NYC offers youth classes 4 days a week.