The Art of Fencing


Welcome to My Fencing Coach, a place of resources and insights to the sport of fencing

I’m Coach Geoff Butler and I have recently moved from my longtime home in Virginia to the Shire town of Middlebury Vermont. I have received a very warm welcome, especially in the fencingi community, a special thanks to Coach Fox of the Vermont Fencing Alliance! She is an excellent and hardworking coach!
I’m currently offering private lessons in epee, sabre and foil. Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00 at the Mary Hogan School in Middlebury and Tuesday - 7:00 to 9:00 -and Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 at Charlotte Central School. Private lessons are also available by appointment at Vintage Fitness in Vergennes. You can contact me using the contact me feature at the bottom of this page

Please feel free to use this site to find all your important fencing links. You may also enjoy my blog “the Epee Mystic

Some results prior to my move:
The 2014 Pan Am games Vet 1 men’s epee was won by our own Ed Bundy. Ed, a multi talented athlete has just returned to fencing after a short 30 year break
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Maria Popadopoulis wins 2014 VA Division Women’s Senior Championship!
(and yes, she was only 15!) and now (2016) an A rated fencer, fencing this year for Duke

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With the talented kids and help of the Vermont Fencing Alliance and most importantly coach Fox, I think we will see some interesting results soon. Will keep you posted!

Foil is sport, Sabre is theater, Epee is truth, your passion is more important in selecting your destiny

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Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.”
Templeton
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