Director and Fencing Master
Fencing Master Benjamin Korn received his early fencing training from former US National Team Coach Del Mar Calvert at UC Santa Cruz during his participation in NCAA Division III fencing. Maitre Korn was one of three athletes from the western United States to be selected to compete in the NCAA National Championships at Notre Dame in 1990 where he led his epee team to a 7th place finish in a field of 32 teams. Maitre Korn recieved his foil teaching certification from the United States Fencing Coaches Association and the Academia Nationale D'armes before four time Olympic coach Maitre Yves Auriol and his epee certification before Italian national team member Gil Pezza. Specifically, Maitre Korn is versed in the new national training program model of fencing education. He has experience fencing in NCAA, national, and international competitions, and finished 32nd at the Puerto Rico world cup tournament in 2004 which earned him US national points. He has two 13th place USFA national finishes and is a top ranked Vet-40 epee fencer. He has fenced for 13 years and coached for four including stints at the Davis Fencing Academy, Sacramento City College, and Reno Silver Blades. Maitre Korn has USFA rated students in both foil and epee. Principal teachers include Maitres Del Mar Calvert, Peter Burchard, and Paul Soter.