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Fencing club challenges Detroit youth to a duel!

fencingFencing began in Medieval Spain when men would settle their grievances one-on-one in a bloody sword-fight to the death. In the mid-18th century, long after dueling had been banned by the Catholic Church and made illegal by most European nations, the techniques of fencing shifted from battle to sport. Fencing is one of only five activities that has been featured in every modern Olympic Games.

This summer Detroit youth will have the opportunity to parry and lunge with the world’s best.

Commencing the week of July 7, the Renaissance Fencing Club in Troy is offering beginning youth fencing class for children aged 7-14. The Renaissance Fencing Club has provided basic and advanced instruction in the sport of fencing for over 15 years. The six week classes meet Mondays or Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The RFC is also offering week-long intensives in July – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Many of RFC’s instructors are collegiate coaches, World Cup fencers or national level fencers.

Register for upcoming programs, arrange a tour of their facility, and/or learn more about the RFC by calling 248.731.4764 or emailing

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