Free! Fencing at Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton

http://www.nwfencing.org/index.php
Fencing is one of the few orginal sports still offered in the modern Olympic games. Known as "physical chess" for its mental and tactical as well as physical demands, it is offered here in Beaverton at the Northwest Fencing Center and is home to an Olympic coach, a coach who competed for the US in the Beijing and Athens Olympics and a third coach who was captain of the US Men's Gold Medal National Foil Team and a former French champion. This is a sport that is fun, addictive and can be practiced for a lifetime as you will see fencers of 6 or 7 years old up to in their 80's, competitive and strictly recreational fencers as well-they even offer wheelchair fencing! NWFC is a second home to my son who has fenced here for years and is totally addicted to the sport, and I tried it myself recently. Fun and a great workout. NWFC offers a week of free fencing so we have a date for our group to come in and try it out! The club supplies all protective gear and weapons-all you have to do is show up in sweats, t-shirt and athletic shoes and get ready to stab away! Oh, and be sure to watch this video......http://www.kgw.com/news/Oregon-attracting-international-fencers---165924146.html

You might want to show up 15 minutes early to get fitted into your gear.

Join or login to comment.

  • Katie R.

    I'd love to do it again!

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Colleen H.

    Great! Nice people in this group and I enjoyed meeting you. I will do this again next month-hopefully we will get a better turn out. Thanks to those who did show!

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Katie R.

    I'm so excited! I have always wanted to try it!

    January 14, 2013

  • Tessa B.

    I'd like to come so if anyone really isn't going I come please update your RSVP so as the waiting list can have a chance to go! (: thanks!

    January 10, 2013

  • Payal

    I love fencing!

    December 28, 2012

  • Colleen H.

    Just so you know, this is a beginners class so I suspect they will use dry weapons at first. Where do you fence, and what weapon? They will probably start with foil, I am guessing.

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring my own gear! Fencing a such fun!

    2 · December 27, 2012

4 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy