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Louisville Fencing Center

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Fencing, the art of swordsmanship, has been featured in movies from The Princess Bride to Cyrano de Bergerac, The Three Musketeers to Highlander, and Robin Hood to The Mask of Zorro. The award-winning Louisville Fencing Center helps local children get into the act in real life.

Fencing may be the ultimate mind-body sport. It develops speed, agility, balance, and intelligence and can be enjoyed by a vast array of enthusiasts, regardless of gender, age, or even body type. Above all, it’s fun!

The Louisville Fencing Center, located at 1401 Muhammad Ali Boulevard, is one of the finest state-of-the-art fencing facilities in the United States. The 4,000-square-foot center is equipped with eight Olympic electric fencing strips, three wheelchair frames, and electronic scoring machines. It’s also equipped with “Maestro” Les Stawicki, former head coach of the Polish Olympic Team and current U.S. Paralympic Team head coach, as chief instructor.

For students who canít get downtown, the Louisville Fencing Center also offers fencing classes and camps at various off-site locations.

Program 117
Local ties to Hollywood; Louisville fencers; and Jennifer Bielstein, the new managing director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. (#117)