Coach John is a *Prevot de Foil & Épée with the United States Fencing Coaches Association, Academie Arms International, and is a Certified Level 2 Épée coach through the USFA Coaches College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has competed in Regional and National events, and is currently studying to earn his Maitre d’Armes certification as a Fencing Master, which is the highest level of certification for coaches. He is well qualified to teach all three fencing weapons.
*The Prévôt level is similar to the Master level professional fencing coach with more emphasis on training fencers rather than other coaches. The Prévôt has proficiency with a variety of teaching methods so that they can train fencers of all levels to compete. They may also train fencers to become Assistants or Moniteurs. Prévôt candidates must pass a thorough test comprised of oral, written, and practical parts.
In addition to his work as a USFA Head Coach, John has worked with and coached fencing teams at Emory University, Georgia Tech University, Kennesaw State University, and Lassiter High School
georgia fencing academy (gfa)
FRED stands for "Fencing Results and Events Database". FRED is a self-serve service for fencing tournament organizers and fencers to coordinate participation in Tournaments. In the "Clinics Coming Soon ..." section, look for ones beginning with "GFA" to see those hosted at Coach John's place.