You don’t have to travel to Rio to get a taste of this year’s summer Olympics. From swimming and diving to beach volleyball and soccer, summer sports rule supreme in the land of sun and surf. Now get out there and celebrate the summer Olympics (and all thing Rio) the LA way.

En Garde: Learn to Fence

Because what kid doesn't want to learn to sword fight? If your kiddo is inspired by the fancy footwork of the Olympic fencers, they can take up the epee (or sabre or foil) when they start taking classes at Silverlake Fencing or Swordplay Fencing Studios in Burbank.

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photo: Meghan Rose

What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?  Let us know in the comment section!

—Christina Fiedler