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Meet the Coaches

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Gerhard Guevarra – Coach and Owner

Fencing History and Bio:
Gerhard began fencing in his freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year, he joined the UNC-Chapel Hill Varsity Fencing team and began training under Fencing Master Dr. Ron C. Miller.

Gerhard has been coaching since 1999 with numerous success with his students including Junior Olympic Qualifiers and Regional Youth Circuit Finalists. He continues to compete nationally but has fenced internationally, competing in the 2006 Vancouver World Cup and has won several North Carolina Division Championships.

Gerhard has a BA in Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science. He has been a middle school Business Technology teacher at Weldon City Schools and a Recreation Center Director for Cumberland County Parks and Recreation. He has also been an Army Reservist, completing his 8 year commitment in 2003. He is currently a School Liaison Officer for Fort Liberty and the Department of the Army.

He now lives in Fayetteville with his wife (Jennifer), sons (Gabriel and Liam) and daughters (Grace and Isabelle). Gabriel and Isabelle has also started to fence with the All-American Fencing Academy and both compete nationally.

Gerhard teaches the youth foil classes and the teen and adult foil and epee classes.

Meet Coach Gerhard’s Collegiate Fencing Coach.

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Gabriel Guevarra – Coach

Fencing History and Bio:
Gabriel has been fencing since he was 7 years old.  He competes at the local, regional, and national level.  He has been coaching during the All-American Fencing Academy summer camps, providing private lessons, and youth classes.

Gabriel is now a college student, currently attending Fayetteville Technical Community College and plans to return to East Carolina University majoring in Biology.