We took fencing lessons from the local club (Central Arkansas Fencing Club) for about a year. It was neat to learn the basics of a sport not many people know about. We looked cute in our fencing gear. We had fun stabbing at each other. But fencing was expensive, in terms of time and energy as well as cash for club dues. There were some details about the structure of the club that we found really frustrating. We weren't learning a lot. And after a year, we all agreed that it just wasn't worth it.
This weekend, we got out the gear and washed it and will send a for-sale flyer to the club.
Update: We managed to sell all of our gear! Thanks for your inquiries.