February 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts February 2002 Current Issue
February 2002
Short Cuts: Lessons are learned with swords drawn
The Power of Feint Praise

Nothing quite satisfies like a good sword fight, and at New York City’s Metropolis Fencing, swashbucklers compete in matches overseen by Olympic champions-turned-coaches. The idea might seem merciless, but the moral is elegant: Etiquette triumphs in the face of adversity. “Regardless of who wins, you always shake hands with your opponent,” says manager Georgine Longenbach.

Metropolis trains groups of up to 50 during daylong sessions. Motivational speakers and catering services also can be provided. (212) 463-8044;


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