$49 for a Seven-Week Introductory Fencing Course at Worcester Fencing Club (Up to $170 Value)

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  • Seven-week intro explaining basic techniques
  • Equipment provided
  • Weekly classes

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Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per family per visit. Must activate by 4/18/12, membership expires 7 weeks from activation date. Registration required; subject to availability. Must be 7 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fencing is a skill that requires a keen eye and a precise hand, exactly like do-it-yourself Lasik and strobe-light Jenga. Hone a time-honored and extremely pointy tradition with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a seven-week introductory fencing course (up to a $170 value) at Worcester Fencing Club.

The Worcester Fencing Club trains fledgling foil-wielders in the mechanics of fencing with the seven-week introductory foil class. Coulé cadets learn the fundamentals of fencing, including basic footwork, attacks, parries, and how to riposte with steel when words fail to penetrate your opponent's defenses. Groupon holders age 7–11 will be enrolled in the under 12s class, which covers the same concepts in an environment focused on fun and sportsmanship. Classes provide participants with all the necessary equipment and meet once a week. Check online to see when each class is scheduled. Though each student must normally purchase a USFA membership, that requirement is waived for Groupon holders.

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

We are loving our lessons, Doug is very entertaining and informative, we are happy to have conquered another bucket list item
Shannon S. · May 4, 2012
Very nice studio - an instructor/ coach who is clearly knowledgeable & passionate about fencing. Although I am an adult, I get the feeling he would make a fantastic instructor for children as well.
Sherri H. · November 7, 2011
friendly and knowledgeable
Andrew N. · January 17, 2013
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