Fencing camps for kids

For the first time, US Olympic fencer Kamara James will come to Grand Cayman for two weeks to teach a small group of people how to fence.

The classes run for two weeks from 27 July to 7 August at Purple Dragon, the Largatos building, off West Bay Road. Beginners aged six and older are welcome.

Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Instruction includes footwork, bladework, sparring, cross-training and individual lessons.

Classes will also feature discussions on subjects from goal setting to the road to the Olympics.

Chris Humphries, one of the organisers of the camp and a keen fencer in his youth, said of this development: ‘I am thrilled that we have been able to secure an elite athlete of the quality and calibre of Kamara James to start fencing in the Cayman Islands.

‘This sport is excellent in so many ways requiring discipline, stamina, physical strength, precision and speed. It is a great way for our children to learn fencing from one of the very best.’

Spaces are limited to keep the classes small. Options for one or two weeks are available. The courses run from 3-5pm at a cost of $275 per week including rental of all equipment. For more information or to register contact Joanna Humphries: [email protected]