Sword Fighting & Stage Combat Classes for NYC Kids
If every pencil, ruler or ear of corn becomes a potential weapon in the hands of your young swashbuckler, it may be time for a sword or stage combat class where those instincts can be channeled in a fun and productive way. Japanese and Korean martial art traditions stress the "art" of sword play as well as the importance of respect for the weapons and the opponent. Plus kids can improve their body mechanics, breathing patterns, and agility and speed in a safe space with trained instructors. If your child is more Luke Skywalker than samurai, there's even a light saber stage combat program for aspiring Jedi Masters.
Here are five places where New York City kids can work on their sword play and stage combat skills—far away from your fine china. You can find lots of other offbeat and enriching programs for children in our Classes Guide.