Martial arts at Granada Hills' Swordplay Fencing Studio is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
If you're looking for high-intensity and hands-on MMA training, these classes are perfect for you.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Looking for a fun new skill? Test your body, mind, and spirit as you learn martial arts at Swordplay Fencing Studio in Granada Hills.
With 30 years' experience choreographing fight sequences for television and film, competitive-fencing instructor Tim Weske leads SwordPlay Fencing Studio's intrepid teachers in demystifying the art of the sword for students. His combat choreography sequences have touched films and TV shows as diverse as I Love You, Man and Angel, and he has safely instructed celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt to convincingly parry with their onscreen opponents and dual for red-carpet supremacy.
At SwordPlay Fencing Studio, once-a-week group sessions or private lessons in foil, épée, and saber provide pupils with fun workouts by engaging minds with subtle strategy while burning calories, increasing agility, and building muscle tone. Afternoon and evening sessions are held Monday through Saturday to fit hectic jobs and busy mornings repainting the neighbors' lawn flamingos.
The art of fencing, like the art of cooking, was developed in France and if not carefully practiced can devolve into reckless skewering. Head coach Tigran Shaginian, a European Championship winner and member of the 1984 Goodwill Games Pentathlon Team, understands the deadly dance well. Since the age of 7, now spanning 40 years of competitive experience, he's honed not only his own skill but the precision and grace of his students. Many of Swords Fencing Studio's pupils have followed his lead, earning gold medals in national and international competitions alike. But you don't have to be aiming for the major leagues to learn to fence. At parks and recreation classes, students at any level can get a basic understanding of épées.
Since its foundation in 2003, Los Angeles International Fencing Center’s coaches—some of whom have competed at the Olympic level—have enhanced the repertoires of novices and recent Olympians alike. In the studio’s supportive learning environment, fencers of all ages and skill levels don protective leather gloves and masks before learning to wield weapons such as the lightweight foil and the hefty épée. The complementary curriculum places heavy emphasis on strength and footwork, ensuring that pupils can deliver parries and thrusts even while sparring against square dancers armed with fiddle bows.
Salle D’Asaro Fencing Club head coach Michael D’Asaro Jr. trains his students for success, preparing many former students to compete on NCAA fencing teams at the top colleges and universities. He helps them achieve this goal by demanding a high level of dedication—the same kind of dedication he has put into his own career. The son of legendary fencer and club founder Michael D’Asaro Sr., D’Asaro spent his youth swiftly ascending to the 1996 U.S. Olympic men’s saber team. He now coaches in foil, épée, and saber techniques, leading group lessons replete with drills and practice bouts as well as private sessions ideal for getting more one-on-one guidance.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.