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Personal History:

Sándor started fencing in 2001 at the City College of San Francisco under the tutelage of Joe Manzano, and started competing at collegiate tournaments. He later switched to Halberstadt Fencers' Club in 2005, first as a competitive fencer, then as a coach as well. He is still a competitive fencer, training with Rob Handelman, and Peter Burchard, and is rated in all three weapons. However he prefers to fence Epee primarily. Sándor started his coaching career as the head coach of the Galileo High School Fencing team in 2007, where he coached for 11 years. He got his Moniteur d’Armes, and Prévôt de Sabre & Fleuret certifications from the USFCA (United States Fencing Coaches’ Association), and is also an ASEP (American Sport Education Program) certified coach. Sandor is also a rated referee, and is usually seen refereeing most weekends in the Bay Area. He also frequently travels to ref both nationally, and internationally.

Competitive Experience:

Competed from the local up to the national level in all three weapons (including several international events in Epee), got A ratings in both Epee and Foil. Nationally rated in Epee, and has qualified to the Div 1 National Championships several times.

USFCA Credentials:

Moniteur d'Armes, Prévôt de Sabre & Fleuret

Currently teaches:

junior/youth foil/epee program, youth/junior sabre, private lessons

Goals for their students:

Hopes to instill the same life long addiction to the sport of fencing in his students that he has himself. Not just as a fencer; but as a referee, armourer, coach, and organizer.

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