Vassal Lane Upper School has partnered with our neighbor, Olympia Fencing Center, to provide students with a high quality and fun fencing experience. While at VLUS we have both novice and experienced fencers, Instructor Essene Waters has designed weekly classes to: challenge the students physical and mental self-discipline, creative thinking and team work – skills which can be transferred to other areas of their personal and school life.
As both an individual and a team sport, fencing has been compared to a high-speed game of physical chess, where strategic and tactical thinking, as well as precise, disciplined physical action plays major roles.
Fencing creates a sense of bonding and working together. Through fencing, our students are developing their communication skills and relying on each other for support. Just as importantly, they’re having an AMAZING time!
Photos (top to bottom):
–Kira Hartness, VLUS Student and Fencer enjoys bouting with classmates when she's not training herself.
–Essene Waters, Fencing Instructor