Fencing Lessons: A Perfect Activity for Adults and Kids!

You know what really brings a family together? Stabbing each other with metal rods, also known as the sport of fencing.

Sean and Ethan taking a private lesson with Tim Weske, owner of Swordplay LA.

Whether you or your kids have fenced before or any of you are new to the sport, taking fencing lessons together is a worthwhile family activity. It provides opportunities for you to bond with your kids, and you’ll get to see them mature and grow because of the sport.

To prove that point, we sat down with one of our Swordplay LA parents, Sean Upchurch, and talked to him about the lessons he takes with his son. Read on to learn how fencing has benefited their father-son relationship and how it can do the same for you.

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6 Reasons To Take A Stab At Fencing

If you’re looking for landscaping tips, you’ve visited the wrong website. But if you’re looking for reasons to try the gentlemanly sport of fencing, you’re in the right place!

Fencing has been practiced since the sixteenth century. Once restricted solely to aristocrats, it’s now a modern Olympic sport that combines the elements of feinting, parrying, attacking, and riposting in a lightning display of dexterity. Fencing can give you the reflexes of a boxer, the muscle tone of a gymnast, and the strategic abilities of a chess master. The sport develops agility and speed as it builds strength and cunning.

And those are just the highlights of what makes the sport so great, but you’re here for more than just a summary. Let’s dive into the six big reasons you should take a stab at fencing!

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