Worcester Fencing Club

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Certified instructors lead seven-week courses on fencing fundamentals inside 8,000-square-foot facility, with all equipment included

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Promotional value expires Jul 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per family per visit. Registration required. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 7 weeks from activation date. Subject to availability. New clients only. Must be 7 or older. Classes must be used by the same person. Must sign waiver. Mandatory $5 fee to join National Fencing Association not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$49 for Seven-Week Introductory Fencing Course (Up to $170 Value)

Nationally certified instructor Doug Jacobs and his assistant coaches educate fledgling fencers aged 11 and older in the ways of the sword while emphasizing proper technique. The introductory course teaches the fundamentals of sword swinging, footwork, thrusts, and when to shout “touché” at incoming swordfish.

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.

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.


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