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Spring Fencing Lessons Begin Friday

En garde! Hone your skills at free beginner lessons taught by Manhattan Fencing Center pros on the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

Whether your weapon of choice is a foil, épée, or sabre, fencing is an activity that has it all: the thrill of battle, the exhilaration of a brisk workout, and the satisfaction earned from sustained discipline. If you’ve never wielded a sword, Bryant Park Fencing gives you the opportunity to learn for free, beginning this Friday.

The classes, conducted by masters from Manhattan Fencing Center take place on the Fifth Avenue Terrace in front of the New York Public Library. Although the classes focus on beginner techniques, more experienced fencers are welcome to join and hone their skills. Participants must be 16 years or older, and class size is limited, so please pre-register at Manhattan Fencing Center’s website. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows.

Fencing opens its season on Friday, April 14 from 1:30pm-2:30pm, returning each Friday through June 16.  

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