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West Village, Manhattan
149 Christopher St
Btwn Washington & Greenwich Streets
New York, New York 10014
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this fencing lesson:

Students begin learning footwork, the proper manner of gripping the weapon and positions of the hand. Along with this foundation they will also learn the centuries old etiquette that exists in a traditional school of fencing.

Students receive instruction in classical and historical fencing from dedicated professionals of a traditional fencing lineage. Students receive individualized instruction. You may train in any of the weapons that they teach; French or Italian foil, French or Italian Dueling sword, Italian Dueling sabre, French small-sword, Italian or Spanish rapier, and stick fencing.

Note: Bring comfortable workout clothing and a pair of sneakers. Plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.

School Notes:

Students who are attending classes at the 100 Grand St. address are advised to select "Bill Young Dance 2nd Floor" on the door buzzer to get in.

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Class must be taken within 3 months of date of purchase. Full refund available only if request is made within 30 days of date of purchase.

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It's not possible to book a class on the same day? Does the location allow walk ins for the same price as here?
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All classes must be paid in full before the class date (in accordance with school cancellation policies) in order to enroll you. We could only reserve a slot for you once the class is paid. Prices are actually determined by our school partners who offer these classes.
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Does this class accept any age?
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Hi, Angela! The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
Answer from Adrianna K. Verified Student
People in the class ranged from their early 20's to mid 60's; I would say it's pretty friendly for all age groups.
Answer from philip miguel K. Verified Student
Yes as long as you are above the listed age (18y) you can participate
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Reviews of Classes at Martinez Academy of Arms (45)

(45 Reviews)
Beginner Fencing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/8/2020
The teachers and classmates are super friendly. I will definitely go back.
Beginner Fencing
Reviewed by Wanda V. on 12/28/2019
This was my first class and I enjoyed it very much. It was a little intimidating at first glance as clearly the regulars are advanced with proper uniform gear. But the maestros were welcoming and quickly had me working on foot work and movement before placing a sword in my head. I was quickly able to relax and engulfed myself with the teaching and lesson. Towards the end of the class I was able to apply my foot work with a sword in hand. The instructors are the real deal in sword masters and are committed to teaching the art form. You will learn about the sport and its history; and get a good workout in the process. My muscles had a good burn at the end of the 2 hours. As a beginner I feel I can continue to grow under the guidance of these instructors with more sessions.
Beginner Fencing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/16/2019
Amazing class! The maestros were very patient and walked us carefully through the history and reasoning behind the different positions. The group was also very welcoming. You will have a great time and definitely get hooked to continue learning!
Beginner Fencing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/18/2018
I really enjoyed it and the people were very welcoming.
Beginner Fencing
Reviewed by Adrianna K. on 9/24/2017
The instructors were phenomenal and really got into teaching us the basics of fencing! It's a great class to get to know more about the history of the martial art, as well as to get an introduction!
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School: Martinez Academy of Arms

Martinez Academy of Arms

The Martinez Academy of Arms is a unique school distinguished by its living tradition of European fencing arts. The structure of the Academy reflects the ideals of 19th Century classical fencing academies. Entering the Academy, one steps into another era where students not only exhibit a serious dedication...

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