Fencing began as a means of deterring trespassers without using unattractive barriers made of wood, stone, or witches' warts. Intimidate onlookers with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a one-week summer fencing camp at Heartland Fencing Academy in Overland Park (a $125 value). This Groupon expires in four months, but customers will need to register for camp by August 1.
Heartland Fencing Academy's introductory summer camp acquaints beginning foil-wielders ages 713 with the precise art and sport of competitive fencing. Students meet every weekday, learning the basics of tactical execution such as the parry and thrust, strategic cousin to the far-less-successful cower and run. Throughout each three-hour lesson, students will hone the fundamentals of successful swashbuckling, such as speed, coordination, and responsibility. The academy's head coach, Emilia Ivanova, a seven-time national foil champion of Bulgaria, studied at the Paris Fencing Academy and received a silver medal in the European fencing championships, in addition to having coached two students to the Olympics.
Protective gear is provided and must be worn at all times. Students are asked to arrive with comfortable clothes, a pair of tennis shoes, and an insatiable urge to poke stuff. For added convenience, the academy has on-site locker rooms, showers, and a store stocked with various fencing accessories.
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