Who is Coach Geoff?


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Coach Geoff Butler is a life long Northern Virginia resident who began fencing in childhood. He was sidelined from competitive fencing by an injury and took up coaching in 2009. He specializes in epee, though he has coached foil and sabre as well. Coach Geoff has taught students of all ages and levels in the art of fencing at schools, clubs and recreation centers in Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington and Prince William Counties. His students have reached the podium in local, regional, national and international competitions including the Pan Am games Vet Mens epee gold medal winner 2014 and the 2014 Va women’s epee champion. He currently teaches privately, in local schools, and for The Loudoun International Fencing Club in Ashburn, VA. If you have a special need, such as corporate fencing events, private school programs, homeschool programs, charity or scout demos, please contact him on the “contact me” feature on the bottom of this page

Coach Geoff works with each student individually, tailoring training to each students abilities and goals. His combination of both traditional and innovative fencing techniques and tactics create a winning formula for his fencers. Equally important, he fosters an atmosphere in which his club members support and help one another, even as they compete against each other.

Coach Geoff is a Professional USFA member, USFCA member, is Safe Sport certified, and is also a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. Coach Geoff’s goal is to design a program for you with the intention oft becoming a life long athlete, no matter if you 8 or 80, in a safe, fun and challenging sport!