Fencing is history's favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the stylish outfits of those noted hunks, the Three Musketeers. All for one and one for this Groupon.
- $35 for eight historic fencing classes (a $100 value)
Drawing inspiration from antique treatises and manuscripts, instructor Arin Dove teaches students the intricacies of medieval and Renaissance fencing styles including the longsword, the rapier and dagger, and the sword and buckler. Classes include academic work as well as tactical drills, games, and sparring. The weekly classes run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Wednesday. Classes are capped at 12 and participants must be 16 or older. All equipment is included.
Arts of Cobb
The sounds of whirring pottery wheels, tinkling piano keys, and clashing swords form a symphony of creative energy at Arts of Cobb, a local arts center guided by religious principles. Owner Lauren McBride, a.k.a. Miss Lala, divides the center's offerings into four main categories—artistry, rhythm and music, theater, and special offerings (which include fitness classes). The selection offers something for just about everybody. Parents can enroll young children in music and art lessons that combine creative projects with open play time, or attend yoga or fencing lessons themselves.