En Garde, Ready, FENCE!

with Jon Girl P

Fencing Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

A sport that’s been ever-present in the modern Olympic Games, as well as one that appeared as a reference in Shakespeare’s writings, fencing has a rich and storied past. Known for its incorporation of physical and mental strategy, it’s a sport that challenges. Do you... dare?

The class will cover basic education in equipment, protective gear, playing field, the "en garde" stance, advance, retreat, lunge and attack. Dabblers will learn a fundamental terminology and be able to execute the essential movements upon leaving the class. The class begins lecture, light warm-up, agility drills and stretching, followed by footwork, lunge attacks, blade drills, and round-robin fencing. Complimentary class photos are provided.

Note: Minimum age requirement is 12 years old. All students/legal guardians will be asked to sign a waiver before beginning. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Required forms/waivers can be downloaded at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a4g2qtmlfqw7uez/AADyo4VLPWZ0zPwhNX8kDPKia . Please bring completed waivers to class. An optional educational document is also offered in that link. Equipment is provided.

Prerequisites

Participants should email hello@redstarfencing.com and indicate their name, and if they are RH or LH. Equipment is pre-set, so that your class time is spent learning as much material as possible. Once you email me with your RH/LH designation, I will email you [closer to the date] with details on how to prepare for class, what to bring, location, and parking. I cannot fit that email in this interface, so it's kinda important that you make contact with me via email. Your email will also be used to provide you with the photo link after the class is finished, but will not be used for marketing purposes.

CXL POLICY: Dabble's cancellation policy is 7 days before class. We do a great deal of equipment and class preparation for each class. Because we have to hire assistants for the class, I need to ensure they are paid for their time, and make sure Dabble gets compensated too (because they are so awesome)! Please forgive us, as we can no longer issue Dabble credits/refunds/reschedules within the 7-day window. You'll just have to book another date an you can stab me there. :)

What to bring

Please look at our Dabble folder in DropBox (files 1 &2, file 3 is optional reading material): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a4g2qtmlfqw7uez/AADyo4VLPWZ0zPwhNX8kDPKia

What will be provided

Yes, all necessary equipment will be provided. Please email hello@redstarfencing.com with your name, date of class, and if you are RH (right handed), or LH (left handed).



Course Reviews (59)
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    Ariel T.

    Left 2 months ago
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    This class was really fun & sweaty. Definitely come ready to workout!!! Definitely recommend it to get your blood pumping and learn some awesome fencing moves.

    From Teacher:

    Wonderful comments, hope you had fun! Thank you so much for coming and taking the time to review us. Cheers! :)

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    Brian S.

    Left 3 months ago
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    What a terrific program! Three members of my family participated, and all of us agree that this 2.5-hour course is wildly underpriced. Yes, you read that correctly. What a value! After being fitted for gear, we were given an introduction, led in a solid warm-up, then introduced to skills. We were immersed in some sparring, too, with assorted partners. Brief breaks between activities enabled us to catch our breath and hydrate and ensured that the group remained interested, alert, and learning. We finished hot, sweaty, and smiling, and all of us are wondering how we can rework our schedules in order to make time for more classes at RedStar.

    From Teacher:

    Hi Brian! Thanks very much for the kind words, we are delighted you and family had a good time with us. Cheers!

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Vladimir B.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class is a great introduction to the sport of fencing. The instructors were fun, energetic, patient and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend to anyone looking for an awesome new experience. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Rachel C.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was fun and challenging. It gave you a great overview of the sport and you left with a good understanding of the basics. The teacher was very thorough and energetic. Would definitely recommend.","teacher_response":"Hi Rachel, thank you so much for the great review! We were pleased to have everyone there! Thanks for spending the day with us, it was a pleasure having you. :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lenore M.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class is awesome. Had a lot of fun learning and interacting with the class. Great opportunity to try something new!!! I would do this again. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Cara T.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"My husband and I took this class together. I definitely agree this class was challenging and a work out. Peter and Jon Girl will kick your butt, but you will still be talking about how much fun you had when you can't walk two days later. Great class--I would recommend it to anyone. They also take great pictures that make you look bad ass :) ","teacher_response":"Hi Cara, what a great review! Thank you for posting it, as it does help others know there's a physical component to the class, but still fun! Thank you again for signing up, we had a great time with you. :) "}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Victoria P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Really fun class! More of a workout than I expected, but this class is suitable for anyone at any fitness level. The instructors were great at answering questions and creating a friendly atmosphere. ","teacher_response":"Super review, thanks for being helpful posting it. I'm sure new students will appreciate the feedback. Thanks again for coming to our class, it always fun working with Dabbleers!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kevin U.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The entire class was fantastic -- from start to finish. First, the Jon-Girl provided thorough instructions before the class and kept in touch as the class got closer. The class started promptly on time and covered a lot of information and practice during its 2.5 hours. I learned a lot about fencing during the class and was excited to put the theory to practice when we started some bouts. An overall fantastic experience!","teacher_response":"Nice! Thanks for the review Kevin! Thank you again for signing up :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Shawn C.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"It was really fun to learn the fencing basics. Jon-girl is awesome. Very personable and easy to follow. Be ready for a workout because the engarde position will leave your legs burning.","teacher_response":"Cheers! "}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Allison L.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was informative, challenging and fun. I never realized how difficult and unique fencing is. Honestly, I enjoyed it so much I questioned why I had never taken up fencing as a sport! Not that I ever had a chance when I was younger. I'm thinking about taking the boot camp.","teacher_response":"Hi Allison! Thanks for that review! Hey, Fencing is a lifetime sport, which means that we have fencers from youth to senior age! It's never too late to start. There's even national competitions for age categories 70+! For women, it's especially a wonderful sport because it's considered an activity that incorporates your natural body weight working against gravity. This type of exercise is extremely beneficial for female bones. \r\n\r\nSo, it's never too late to start up!\r\n\r\nThanks again, we had fun too!\r\n\r\nCheers,\r\n\r\n~ Jon-Girl :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Charity S.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great experience! It was a lot of fun learning the history of fencing and being able to try it. Such a fun activity for friends! ","teacher_response":"Hi Charity, thanks so much for taking the time on helpful review! I think it will be useful when others sign up. :) Thanks again for signing up and I'm so glad you have a good time. :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Jamie K.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class!! Jon- Girl was a great instructor and made the class fun and interesting. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Tricia S.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great intro to fencing class! Lots of good pics too. :)","teacher_response":"Woot woot! Thanks for the thumbs-up, it's very much appreciated. You guys made it a really GREAT class, hope you had as much fun as we did!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Schylerr M.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Class so was much fun! Was a great introduction to fencing and totally got me into the sport alot more. The class was well paced, plenty of times for questions, as well as plenty of time for hands on fencing practice. I left eh class with a great knowledge of the history fencing as well as how the game works. The teachers were funny, engaging, and nice from start to finish! Great class for anyone looking for an interesting workout on a sunday! you do get very sweaty!!","teacher_response":"Hi Schylerr, thank you so much for the feedback! I definitely have a wonderful team helping with the class. I'm really happy you enjoyed your Sunday with us, thanks again for signing up, we love doing these classes! "}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Liz S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a fun and fast-paced time! We got a lot of awesome and thorough training in just a few hours. The class is definitely a lower-body workout. I'm feeling it today, the day after class!","teacher_response":"Hi Liz! High-five for the cool review! Thanks very much, we really love doing the class, and having students enjoy it really makes it easy :) Cheers!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Kari P.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Fantastic class! It is run really well. It is efficient, thought out, and fun. It gives a good overview of fencing, then an accurate understanding of the athletic nature of the sport (prepare to get sweaty!). You learn the footwork, the stances, and the basics of using the sword. Then there is a round robin in which you get to practice with most of the people in class. Because of the way it's taught, you can certainly come alone, without worrying you'll be singled out. This dabble class, more than any other was efficient, informative, fun, a great workout, and a fabulous value! ","teacher_response":"How wonderful! Delighted you had a good time, and thank you very much for writing a glowing review, it is so appreciated! I hope we can maintain the high output on the FUN-meter! Cheers! :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Carlos T.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"More of a workout than I expected, but totally tons of fun!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Mallory B.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I wasn't expecting a real workout (suicides, jogging, etc) but overall the class was very informative and fun!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Regan G.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"We had such a fun time at the fencing class. Great for friends or a couple. Photos taken throughout the class and posted online afterwards complete the experience. ","teacher_response":"Hi Regan! Thanks a bunch for the nice review. And super thanks for being there! "}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Jorge R.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Fantastic class! It was so informative and fun. The facilities were great and the class was really well paced. ","teacher_response":"So happy you had a great time! Thank you so much for the feedback and review. Yay!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Geoff C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun and engaging class. Class does start a little slow, but it's great in that it teaches you about fencing. Once the class gets going, it's all hard work and fun. Prepare to be worked hard and feel sore and tired afterwards. I would highly recommend this class for anyone looking for a fun way to spend a couple hours or if you're interested in learning something new.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/270001/thumb_image.jpg","reviewer_name":"Lee P.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"It was a fun class and very interesting to learn a bout a sport you don't normally hear about. The instructor was sweet, charming, and detail-oriented in helping us better acquaint ourselves to the world of fencing. Also, lot of pictures, so that was neat.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Lindsey C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was both incredibly fun and informative. There was just enough time spent on the basic fundamentals, and we were able to jump right in. Fencing is an insane leg workout- and above all, we got to experience something new with fun, positive instructors alongside others who have never tried fencing before. Overall, an A+ experience!","teacher_response":"Hello Lindsey,\r\n\r\nThank you for taking the time for the awesome review! It's very motivating to continue our classes when people are so cool! So glad you had a good time!! Mahalo! "}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Susan C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Overall, we had a great introduction into fencing. They began the session with an overview of the types of fencing, then a warm up, then some simple footwork, then we had a chance to fence! The teachers were extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. At the end, they took some great photos and emailed them to us. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a fun, active and enjoyable afternoon activity. I would say that you should be in at least moderate shape for it to be fun the ENTIRE time! :)","teacher_response":"Hi Susan, thank you so much for the kind words, and helpful information for others who are interested in enrolling! We so appreciate it! Cheers!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Sara G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was both educational and a lot of fun. A portion of the class was dedicated to learning more about the sport itself, then the rest was hands on practice. While I'm definitely not a fencing pro, I learned a lot of the basics and think I could now hold my own in a conversation about the sport. I'd definitely recommend this class--just be prepared to work up a sweat!","teacher_response":"Hi Sara, thank you very much for the review! I am so happy you learned something about our sport. We appreciate the feedback! Thumbs up!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Judi C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The teacher for this class was amazing!!!! Very thorough and spent time with everyone to make sure they were doing things correctly; a very positive experience!!!!","teacher_response":"Hi Judi, thank you very much for leaving a review, your words motivate me to continue to make the better each time. :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Jessie W.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! We learned background of fencing and basic rules and different types of fencing! Jon girl and the coach were awesome instructors! Photo op at end was a fantastic touch! ","teacher_response":"Hi Jessie! Thanks for the comments, you are too kind! You and Jason were awesome, we are so happy you enjoyed it. Thanks again for risking the weather and joining us! Cheers!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Denise N.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"What a amazing class. If you have 2.5 hours and you want a great workout this is the class for you. It was a pleasure being taught by Peter and Jon Girl. If you are thinking about signing up for the class..DO IT!!!!!","teacher_response":"Thanks Denise, your comments are so valued and appreciated. We love to share what we do, and are so happy you both enjoyed it! Cheers!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Khortni R.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! ","teacher_response":"Hi Khortni! Are are awesome, thank you for the kind words!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Rebecca B.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class, great workout, good price, would definitely go again. The pictures at the end were the icing on the cake. ","teacher_response":"Hello Rebecca, thank you for the kind words and spending your Sunday with us! Happy Dabblin'!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Dybbuk K.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"It was lots of fun. Really intense. Be prepared for quite a workout.","teacher_response":"Wonderful, thank you so much for being there, and thank you for the review!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Ivy C.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"So much fun! An amazing workout! Most people are reluctant to jab strangers with a fencing foil, but Jon-Girl and her assistant are wonderful instructors and put everyone at ease. There was plenty of practice time and then a fun photo session afterwards. I recommend bringing plenty of water, and a towel and deodorant, and something to tie your hair back. All safety apparel is provided and is clean.","teacher_response":"You are so awesome! Thank you for the feedback, and the GREAT suggestion for the other students! Sweet!!!!!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Andy C.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a blast. The instructor was thorough without going overboard. She gave us the important basics, and her enthusiasm was infectious. Despite the fact that the class required very specific footwork, body positioning, and was very strenuous (at least for me, a \"sort of\" in shape 30-something), she continued to encourage us and made sure we were having fun.","teacher_response":"You ROCK, thank you Andy!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Mary S.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a terrific time. The class was well taught, fast paced and exciting! I highly recommend it for anyone looking to try fencing. I'm hooked!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Michelle K.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"So fun!!! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Brittney L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I highly recommend this class! The instructors were both pretty badass and awesome teachers. They made it really easy to understand the rules of the sport. I am neither very well coordinated or particularly in shape, so it was definitely a bit of a workout, but a really fun one and well worth it! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Elise C.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Absolutely amazing class! I started fencing with Redstar after this dabble class. Everyone there is amazing and so friendly. Its like I am now apart of one big family. The class was so informative and helpful but most of all it was a BLAST! The teacher, JG, was funny, patient and knew her stuff. I have already told my friends about this class and hope that everyone takes it. We even ended the class taking photos in the fencing get up. Amazing! Anyone who wants to spend a day having fun and learning something extremely interesting TAKE THIS CLASS!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Mary Z.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was so much fun, and very informative. I had never tried fencing before, so I signed up through Dabble.co to give it a go. Jon-Girl and Peter are fantastic teachers. I really appreciated all the photos they took during class, some of which cracked me up. It was one of the most fun nights I've had in a while. It was also a great workout. The class piqued my interest in fencing, and now I'm interested in watching matches and learning more. I definitely want to do this again! Highly recommended! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/193921/thumb_eddie_fencing.JPG","reviewer_name":"Edward E.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great time, lots of information packed into two hour class. Great physical exercise too. Doesn't matter your ability or knowledge of the sport, they cover the basics for you \u0026 give you chance to engage. I recommend for everyone. Bring a friend for even more fun (you can duel)","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth K.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing and well worth the money!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/127391/thumb_Profile_Picture.jpg","reviewer_name":"La Tosha J.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I was finally able to cross Fencing off of my bucket list! I learned a lot about the sport, various stances and of course being able to test our skills. I have so much more respect for this sport and it is a great way to stay in shape.","teacher_response":"La Tosha, you totally rocked it tonight! Thanks so much for the kind words!! :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-fe6b38820801837035a2ac616de1bed0.png","reviewer_name":"Jenn Y.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon-Girl and Peter are great teachers - super fun, knowledgeable, easy-going, and patient. It was an info- and action-packed two hours...I definitely got a workout and a great intro to fencing. It's a lot harder than it looks! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class; cheap, interesting, and gave me knowledge on a sport I knew nothing about. Jon-Girl was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. Thanks Dabble!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon Girl's attitude is awesome, positive and fun. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon Girl is the man","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Extremely well organized, great content and great experience.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Fencing for all ages, with the opportunity to fence others in a friendly environment.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructor for this class was amazing! She made everyone feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable, explaining things in a way to make them easily understood.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon-Girl was a great intro teacher. She made me feel very welcome and answered any question in great detail. She took us through every level of fencing and touched on a wide variety topics within the sport. She was an engaging instructor.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class. I went with my wife, who has fenced before but, I never fenced before and Jon-Girl and her crew explained everything throughly and had the entire class engaged for the full 2 hours! She also takes photos of you while we are fencing and then allows you upload them for free. A great little perk! Such a great way to spend a Sunday! My wife enjoyed it so much that she is going to join the beginner class this fall!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"\"Interesting (History of fencing, types of weapons, rules of play, etc)\r\nA fantastic workout\r\nEngaging\r\nEasy to get to via public transportation\r\nClean facility\r\nGreat price\"","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon-Girl was an awesome instructor, and the class was a great workout!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/118181/thumb_profile-photo-placeholder.jpg","reviewer_name":"Dabble Student","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EEn Garde, Ready, FENCE!\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"\"The teacher was prepared, passionate, knowledgable, fun...everything I could have wanted from her during this experience. She also made sure to help us individually to develop good basic skills.\r\nDabble offers really unique one-time classes for a great price. What an awesome, affordable, non-intimidating way to try out to a new skill.\"","teacher_response":null}
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    Jon-Girl is the co-founder and Executive Director of RedStar Fencing Club Chicago, one of the newest private-membership clubs in the Olympic Sport Fencing community. She has been teaching beginner's Fencing since 2006. JG is currently a competitive Sabre Fencer, regularly attending tournaments, including North American Cups. She is a member of the United States Fencing Association, the governing body that sanctions all of US Fencing. Jon-Girl believes in keeping the integrity and elegance of Fencing alive; her energy and love for the sport makes all of her classes extremely fun and memorable.

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