People wanting to learn one of the first Olympic sports, fencing, now have a place to go on The Plains. The Auburn Fencing Club, an official USA Fencing Association club, opened in Opelika last month.
The club offers private and group classes and discounted equipment for people of all ages.
The pair decided to open the club after locals were asking them to teach fencing lessons. With the only other fencing school in the state located in Birmingham, he figured it was time to spread the sport to Auburn.
“My wife and I met through fencing,”
The Auburn Fencing Club has already started a club branch at Auburn High School and hopes to eventually start an Auburn University fencing team.
Auburn High student and member of the fencing club, Ethan Walker-Jones, has been taking lessons at the Auburn Fencing Club.
“The building’s nice, and the coaches are really great,” Walker-Jones said. “The Auburn High team
Students at the Auburn Fencing Club range from 7 years old all the way up to adult ages. Fencing improves agility and focus and is a great
"It’s a very individualistic sport, so there aren’t the politics that other sports have,”
The club is located on South Eighth Street in Opelika. They offer classes throughout the week and have open fencing days on Saturdays.