FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2012
TRY THE OLYMPIC SPORT OF FENCING AT DC FENCERS CLUB THIS FALL
Youth and adults can go for the gold with eight separate beginner fencing classes
SILVER SPRING, MD – Did you or your child watch fencing at the London 2012 Olympics and say "Hey, I'd like to try that." Now is your chance. This fall, DC Fencers Club offers eight separate beginner fencing classes for youth, teens, homeschoolers, and an all-ages/all levels class. Classes take place at DC Fencers Club, a dedicated fencing facility in Silver Spring, MD.
Modern fencing is an Olympic sport with roots in European swordfighting of centuries past. Today, fencing is a competitive sport of finesse, skill, strategy and endurance. Fencing promotes fitness, confidence, and good sportsmanship, and is often called “physical chess” for its strategic and mental challenges. And fencing is fun!
DC Fencers Club offers instruction in epee and sabre. Epee (pronounced “eh-PAY”) means sword in French, and this fencing weapon is based on the rapier, the traditional dueling weapon. The sabre is descended from the slashing cavalry sword.
Beginner fencing classes at DC Fencers club fit every schedule, with eight separate starter classes on weekdays, weeknights, and Saturdays. Fencing equipment (uniform and gear) is provided for beginners, just show up and have fun! All beginner fencing classes take place at DC Fencers Club, located minutes from the Beltway in Silver Spring, MD. Most classes are $185 for an eight-week session. To register, visit the "Beginner classes" page of www.dcfencing.com. For more information on getting involved in this Olympic sport, call 301-562-1990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DC Fencers Club Fall 2012 Beginner Class Schedule
5:30 – 6:30 pm, Teen Beginner Epee class, age 12-15, eight week session, first class October 2. With Coach Janusz Smolenski. Price: $185.00
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Homeschool open registration (beginners and advanced). Equipment provided. With Coach Janusz Smolenski. Price: eight-week session, $170.00. First class, September 12.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Introduction to Olympic Fencing Ages 7-12, ongoing class by Ilya Lobanenkov. Equipment provided. $120 per month or four nonconsecutive sessions. First class, September 5.
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Kids Beginner class, age 7-11. Eight week session, first class, October 3. Price $185. With Coach Janusz Smolenski.
5:00 – 6:00 pm, Kids Beginner Epee class. Age 7-11. Eight-week session, first class, October 4. With Coach Janusz Smolenski. Price $185.
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Kids Beginner Epee (Age 7 – 12) with Coach Suchorski. Eight-week session, first class, October 6. Price $185. Glove included.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Kids Beginner Sabre class, age 7-11, eight-week session, first class, October 6. Price $185.00. With Coach Dariusz Gilman.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: All ages/all levels epee fencing class (Ages 13 to adult are welcome). Ongoing class with Coach Lobanenkov. New Groupon, Tippr, LivingSocial customers welcome. DCFC Members: $86/month. Non-Members: $146/month. All equipment provided for first four sessions, purchase required to continue.
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About DC Fencers Club
DC Fencers Club (DCFC) has a national and international reputation as one of the best fencing clubs in the United States. The club offers instruction through classes, camps, workshops, and individual lessons. Fencers of all ages are welcome, and members range from recreational fencers to fencers who compete in local, regional, national, and international tournaments. DCFC coaches have a combined 100 years of training, competition, and teaching experience, and they include credentialed fencing masters and National and World Champions. DC Fencers Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly, easygoing environment.
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