Fencing as sport has existed since ancient Egypt, and has been practiced in many forms in various cultures. Modern fencing owes homage to the unarmored dueling forms that evolved from 16th century rapier combat. By the 18th century, the rapier had evolved to a simpler, shorter, and lighter design that was popularized in France as the small sword. The French small sword school forms the basis of most of modern fencing theory.

Four Seasons offers recreational and competitive level fencing programs. Competition levels include: local, divisional and national. It is an add-on athletic program open to all members ages 10& up for a $10.00 monthly fee. Youth and adult participation is encouraged with all equipment and instruction included. Fencing builds coordination, upper and lower body strength, self confidence and sportsmanship through competition.

Sign up today for beginning fencing classes as class size is limited – preregistration is required. For more information please call Doug Jauer at 712-947-4379.


Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is also regarded as one of the world’s most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. In Korean, tae means “foot”; kwon means “fist”; and do means “way”; so tae kwon do is loosely translate as “the way of the foot and fist”. Tae Kwon Do is known for its emphasis on kicking techniques, which distinguishes it from other martial arts such as karate or kung fu. Tae Kwon Do as a sport and exercise is popular with people of both sexes and of many ages. Physically, Tae Kwon Do develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.

Four Seasons offers Tae Kwon Do as an add-on athletic program through Marshalls Tae Kwon Do Academy. Monthly lesson fees are $60.00 for the first individual; $25 for the 2nd family member; and $15 for each family member thereafter. 

For more information please call Marshalls Tae Kwon Do academy at 712-226-4400.