Fencing For Beginners Ages 7-15

Dates:February 25 - April 1, 2021
Meets:Th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 6 sessions
Location:Grand Rapids Fencing Academy Gym
Instructor:Mikhail Sarkisov
Fee: $79.00  Fee Breakdown

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Course Description

Learn the weapon wielding skills of Knights, Pirates and Jedi seen on the silver screen! Modern art of fencing teaches strategy, finesse, skill, and endurance. Known as “Physical Chess” fencing teaches children and teens life skills such as confidence, focus, and respect along with improving balance, flexibility and mental agility. In the long run, fencing becomes a problem solving and decision-making process. In beginning fencing classes, students learn the fundamental art of fencing, including footwork, blade work and mental strategy with fellow novice fencers with all equipment provided but not shared among participants (very important). Professional coaches, Mikhail and Arkadiy Sarkisov, both of who are former Soviet Champions and US Cadets and Junior National team coaches are among the instructors. During your session, GRAFA will provide a full set of equipment to the student for their use throughout the class. Equipment will go home after each class. The student must return washed equipment at the end of session.