We had a trial session with Absolute Fencing a few weekends ago and it was lots of fun for the whole family. I’ve always wanted to try fencing and was probably more excited about our trial class than the kids! I told them it’s what we see Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy doing in The Three Musketeers and that piqued their interest.
We learnt about the weapons used in fencing and practised some fencing positions and movements. Adam’s definitely too young and was fooling around the entire time but he enjoyed making beep beep noises with his weapon. It was really cute watching the two of them trying to fence though! Anya took it a lot more seriously and was able to follow the instructions. After our session was over, she said she really liked it.
Adrian and I had a go as well and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Of course, I had absolutely no strategy aside from rushing madly towards my opponent so I lost. All the lunging was quite tiring and I’m sure fencers all have very nice perky butts. It was a great workout and I’m seriously thinking about signing up for classes for myself and Anya. The location is very convenient for us so that’s a bonus!