Fencing instructor Maria Benford, left, watches as Milyn Markkanen, 12, center, of Willmar duels with a Myles Kinney, 10, of Willmar Friday during the Willmar Community Education and Recreation's Fencing For Fun class held at Roosevelt School. Participants learned the fundamentals of safe swordplay and fencing using three Olympic weapons, the Foil, Epee and Saber.
Willmar Community Ed offers fencing
WILLMAR -- While they may not be Olympic-ready yet, approximately 15 Willmar area youth spent the past week learning the sport of fencing.
One of the many camps offered by Willmar Community Education and Recreation this summer, the fencing camp was taught by Maria Benford, owner and main coach of Minnesota SwordPlay of Burnsville.
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