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Canterbury offers summer fencing course

By Staff | Apr 27, 2012

Canterbury School offers fencing as part of its summer camp and sports program. Students, boys and girls ages 10-16, are asked to bring good attitudes and to be prepared to forget everything they thought they knew about sword play.

The two-hour, two-week course (noon to 2 p.m.) begins Monday, July 9, and runs through Friday, July 20. Charles Johnson of the Southwest Florida Fencing Academy will instruct students. The fee for the two-week course is $200 per student.

During class, students will focus on fencing-related games and drills, basic footwork and blade skills, rules of fencing, tactical skills, and directing and scorekeeping.

Fencing is a fast-pace, one-on-one sport that helps build strength, coordination and self-esteem. It enhances mental skills, determination and decision-making. A less physically gifted fencer with superior tactical thinking can defeat a bigger, stronger opponent.

For more information on fencing or any of Canterbury School’s summer camp, sports or academic classes, contact Kim Storch at (239) 481-4323, x124 or go to the school website: www.canterburyfortmyers.org