The Decatur School of Arms offers fencing classes of all levels of experience at the Decatur Recreation Center in downtown Decatur. Students learn footwork, body mechanics, and how to use the quintessential Renaissance weapon, the rapier. A great workout for people in any physical condition, this class offers a fun and personalized approach to mastering the "Art of Defense" useful for actors who want to build their stage combat skills, students who want to take up a unique sport, and adult learners looking for an interesting way to incorporate important anaerobic elements into their fitness routines. Stop by any Thursday when classes are in session from 7:30-9:00 pm for a free introductory lesson. The class is taught by certified fencing master David Coblentz and is located at 231 Sycamore St, Decatur GA 30030. Free parking available in the library parking lot for Rec Center patrons in the evening.