Fencing was once commonly learned at an early age, which is why so many octogenarians still settle disputes with games of Rock, Paper, Épée. Celebrate civilized swordplay with today’s Groupon to Winter Garden Fencing Academy. Lessons for elementary-school-age students are held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.; classes for all other beginners are held Monday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a trial month of group fencing lessons (a $45 value).
- For $39, you get a trial month (a $45 value) and two subsequent months (a $60 value each) of group fencing lessons (a $165 total value).<p>
Winter Garden’s certified instructors lead foil-bearing students through lessons focusing on the art and science of competitive-style fencing. Bejeweled with provided foils, rapiers, and the complete works of Shakespeare, students from elementary-school age to adult spar on the long, gleaming wooden floors. With a focus on sportsmanship and fencing culture, Winter Garden cultivates a community of weapon masters who leap and lunge with footwork more dexterous than a tap-dancing spider.