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Sword Fight with an Olympic Athlete

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Mexico City, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Daniel

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Fence with an Olympic Athlete

We’ll learn a little bit about the rules and history of fencing, then I’ll teach you some basics, like the en garde position, parries, feints, lunges, attacks, combat tactics and more. Before you know it, you’ll be able to test your new skills on me and fence with other people, too.

Daniel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    I’ll provide the fencing equipment for your training.
From $42
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a two-time Olympic athlete who has traveled and competed in more than 30 countries across the globe. I look forward to sharing my experience and passion for sports, and fencing in particular, with you.
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Where you'll be

We’ll practice in the Benito Juarez Fencing Club. This historic club has been around for more than 30 years, and has helped shape many national team members and Olympians, including me.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Carlos
September 2017
I had high expectations for this particular experience. I was not disappointed. Daniel is a true pro. He was patient in teaching the basics of this fantastic sport. We started by chatting a bit about his Olympic experience. He showed me some of the medals he has won, pins he exchanged with Olympians from other countries, pictures from Rio. Daniel has quite remarkable resume, to be quite honest. He answered all my questions. He encouraged me to instruct my kids and invilve them in any sport. After we warmed up with a few exercises, we put on all the fencing gear, and began to work on the basics. Towards the end of the class, we went one on one to practice what he had taught me. I was able to score a few points on him too. I think he let me but that's not what I'll tell my kids. Hahahaha! Daniel is truly an inspiring human being and i would recommend this experience for anyone that wants to get a good sweat in, and meet an Olympic athlete. I mean, how cool is that??
I had high expectations for this particular experience. I was not disappointed. Daniel is a true pro. He was patient in teaching the basics of this fantastic sport. We started…
Kukis
August 2017
Daniel se portó increíble, es muy amable y respetuoso en su clase. Es un chico que ha ganado medallas en Panamericanos (así que puedes aprender de un experto!), sabe todo y más del deporte y super importante es muy paciente y te da la confianza de practicar y divertirte. Las instalaciones donde ofrece las clases están muy bien, pues es un centro deportivo, así que está preparado para que uno practique. La verdad yo no sabía nada acerca del esgrima, pero Daniel explico todo lo necesario y muy rápido nos puso a calentar para que las dos horas fueran activas y llenas de acción. Después nos enseñó posturas básicas y correctas, hasta que llegó la hora de ponernos la ropa adecuada y conectarnos a los aparatos que hacen el conteo de los puntos del combate. Todo estuvo muy bien, no es necesario ser un conocedor o deportista para realizar esta experiencia y me encanto que se tratara de algo muy diferente y divertido en manos de un experto como Daniel.
Daniel se portó increíble, es muy amable y respetuoso en su clase. Es un chico que ha ganado medallas en Panamericanos (así que puedes aprender de un experto!), sabe todo y más d…
Carlos
August 2017
Es la primera vez que intente practicar el esgrima y me encantó. Es una actividad única, divertida y muy recomendable. Daniel hace que tu experiencia sea excelente.
Guram
August 2017
One of the most fun experience of my life! It was great to practice and learn about the sport of fencing through someone as talented as Daniel Gomez. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience while also having a fantastic time with a two time Olympic athlete. I would absolutely do it again!
One of the most fun experience of my life! It was great to practice and learn about the sport of fencing through someone as talented as Daniel Gomez. I gained a lot of knowledge an…
Olivia
August 2017
The whole experience was amazing. I have just seen fencing in the movies and I wanted to give it a try. No better way to do it than having a class taught by an Olympian. He made the class really fun!
Rylan
August 2017
Daniel Gomez is the man! The day was really fun and I got to practice with an olympic athlete of one of the coolest sports, it really is like physical chess! It was a great workout and I got to spend time with Daniel who has paved a new history of fencing for Mexico.
Daniel Gomez is the man! The day was really fun and I got to practice with an olympic athlete of one of the coolest sports, it really is like physical chess! It was a great worko…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Be sure to bring comfortable clothes and running shoes for working out. You should also bring an extra t-shirt to put on after the practice.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and clothing to play sports in.

An extra t shirt