Head Coach John Terris
John is a Prevot de Foil & Épée with the United States Fencing Coaches Association, Academie Arms International, and Certified Level 2 Épée coach through the USFA Coaches College in Colorado Springs, CO. He has competed in regional and national events and is currently studying to earn his Maitre d’Armes certification as a Fencing Master.
John has worked with and coached fencing teams at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and currently coaches the Kennesaw State University Fencing Team.
Coach Jerry Heilpern
Jerry began fencing studying under Kimmel King former member of the American Olympic Epee team. In college he was a starting fencer for Wayne State University’s five time NCAA championship team under the direct training of Fencing Master Gil Pezza (former member of the Italian Olympic Epee team), as well as his personal coach Maestro Istvan Danosi (Hungarian fencing master and Hungarian national team coach). In addition to his NCAA successes, Jerry qualified to go to the United States Fencing Association’s Elite National championships twice in Epee and three times in Foil. During this time Jerry was consistently ranked in the top 20 foil fencers in the United States Fencing Association and top ten in the NCAA.