Fencing is America's favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the stylish outfits of beekeeping. Fight fashionably with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a one-week introductory fencing camp for one kid aged 6–8 (a $250 value)
- $125 for a one-week introductory fencing camp for one kid aged 9 or older (a $250 value)
Students choose between camps in one-handed sport fencing (for ages 6 and older) or one- or two-handed historical swordsmanship (for ages 9 and older). Equipment is not included, though students can rent or purchase all necessary masks, jackets, swords, and gloves at the academy. Camps take place Monday through Friday; sessions for ages 6–8 last 90 minutes, while sessions for ages 9 and older last three hours. Customers may use multiple Groupons if children wish to take more than one class each day. See the camp page for available dates and times.
Virginia Academy of Fencing
At the Virginia Academy of Fencing, students learn the centuries-old art of fencing in a decidedly modern-day setting. The facility’s 13,000-square-foot space features amenities such as a padded warm-up area, a bouting video-replay system, and 18 full-time electric strips with overhead reel systems, as well as a decorated area for spectators or maidens in distress.
Seven days a week, expert instructors teach both Olympic Sport Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship to classes of students. Olympic Sport Fencing includes foil, épée, and sabre instruction, while Historical Swordsmanship teaches the use of either a rapier or a long sword. Along with providing students with an opportunity to learn a new and unique sport, the academy’s classes help students improve their strength, balance, coordination, and cardio fitness.