Months ago, I heard about the Iowa City Fencing Center. I didn't know anything about fencing, but thought it would be interesting. Then in the local 4th of July parade they had fencers marching along fully suited in 100 degree weather. Again, I thought, "Hmmm..." And then the Olympics started and I remembered that I've been meaning to look into it.
I figured that scheduling would be a nightmare because our weekends are pretty busy and Rykert's schedule varies from week to week. So imagine my surprise when there was a class the following weekend that worked perfectly. I signed up, and almost chickened out at the last minute, but I went.
|I feel as unnatural as I look.|
If our schedules allowed, I would definitely keep it up, and I'm still hopeful that I can during their next session.
If you are in the Iowa City area, I highly recommend that you look into the ICFC. It's a wonderful facility run by a really experienced and kind woman. They offer classes for kids aged 5 through seniors for both competitive and recreational. They provide the equipment so there's really no reason not to give it a whirl. They also host birthday parties.