Worcester Fencing Club

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Certified instructors lead seven-week courses on fencing fundamentals inside 8,000 sq. ft. facility, with all equipment included

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Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per family per visit. Must activate by 12/12/12, membership expires 7 weeks from activation date. Subject to availability. Must be 7 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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: for $49, you get a seven-week introductory fencing course at Worcester Fencing Club (up to a $170 value). The new introductory class begins on January 3rd.

Nationally certified instructor Doug Jacobs parries his way through Worcester Fencing Club’s 8,000-square-foot facility, educating fledgling fencers in the ways of the sword while emphasizing proper technique. Spanning seven consecutive weeks, the introductory course sheds light on the fundamentals of sword swinging, footwork, thrusts, and when to shout “touché” at incoming swordfish. Participants ages 12 and older can hone more advanced and nuanced techniques, whereas those 11 and younger focus on having fun, showing good sportsmanship, and grooming d’Artagnanesque mustaches. Classes meet once a week, and Worcester Fencing Club provides all necessary equipment. Groupon holders are not required to join the United States Fencing Association.

Worcester Fencing Club

Perhaps as a tribute to the timeless nature of the sword, the Worcester Fencing Club began as a small class held at the Higgins Armory Museum, a collection of arms and armor from medieval Europe and beyond. There, Doug Jacobs—a United States Fencing Association–certified instructor—began imparting his knowledge to a handful of students, giving them a small taste of the age-old sport that, over the years, had become unfairly associated with bullies popping balloons in the streets. Still, many of his students wished to extend their training, and—upon a suggestion of the mother of some of his students—Doug expanded his academy in 1998, forming the Worcester Fencing Club. Today, the school continues to draw fresh blood, introducing students of all ages and experience levels to modern- and Olympic-style fencing in classes still often taught by Doug himself.

Customer Reviews

one class so far so good
Donna S. · September 16, 2012
I really enjoy the teaching style. Nice job!
Donna M. · March 21, 2012
The instruction and instructor are interesting and fun. The facility is also nice.
John A. · March 21, 2012

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