Washington Fencing Academy

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  • Accomplished coaches
  • First-rate facility
  • Exciting competition
  • Great for beginners

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A skilled fencer can slice a grape into eighths with a rusty pipe while logrolling down the mighty Mississippi in a straitjacket. Take the first steps toward swashbuckling supremacy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a two-hour introductory lesson and 10% off any membership purchase at Washington Fencing Academy, located in Issaquah (a $50 value).

Washington Fencing Academy teaches students to parry it out in a first-rate facility featuring 11 fencing strips and a sports floor that’s comfortable for the competitor’s knees and joints. Accomplished coaches impart dueling theories and practices to eager blade bearers of all skill levels.

In the introductory lesson, saber-poking pupils are introduced to the fundamentals of the sport, including balance, footwork, and whether to say "En garde!" or “Let’s get ready to rumble!” Students should plan to wear athletic shoes and sweatpants.

Newcomers who like the feel of the foil can sign up for any of WFA's membership options and get a 10% discount. With the basic membership (normally $75/month or $750/year), the club throws open the doors to unlimited open fencing five days a week, unlimited footwork classes, and eligibility for a host of competitions and programs. Regular membership (normally $99/month or $990/year) adds a free group lesson each month, a 50% discount on equipment rental, and video training and review with a coach to help aspiring fencers figure out how they keep ending up upside down with a milk moustache.

Washington Fencing Academy

Accomplished swordsmen Serge Timacheff and Kevin Mar cofounded Washington Fencing Academy as a haven for fencing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to hone their skills. Accompanied by skilled coaches—including 2011 veteran world champion Maitre Wang Yung—the duo delivers traditional Olympic-style instruction according to guidelines laid out by the United States Fencing Association and International Fencing Federation. Classes focus on two fencing styles: épée, in which fencers target their opponent's entire body, and saber, a more fast-paced style that targets the upper body only. Sessions unfold atop 11 fencing strips that span a modern sports floor, cushioning steps and comforting joints without the need to compose a knee-specific lullaby.

Customer Reviews

Very friendly instructor. Fun activities to introduce newcomers to fencing, Actually got the opportunity to use the equipment and spar a little. Actually got a good workout.
Edward A. · September 20, 2012
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    Newport

    1470 19th Ave. NW

    Issaquah, Washington 98027

    425-657-0110

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