The “Jedi Master” of Columbia University Fencing.

Great article in the NY Times about how Columbia Fencing has become the #1 team in the country including that they have a “Jedi Master” on staff.

The “Jedi Master” they refer to is no other than Aladar Kogler of course! (pictured above) He has coached numerous Olympians throughout decades and employees a lot of different psychological methods to aid his students.

There are a lot of fun stories out there about him, but I’ll leave that to his former and current students to share.

Great Article on the team in the NY Times and Great Press for Fencing:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/nyregion/no-1-columbia-fencers-aided-by-a-jedi-master.html?_r=0

I Can’t Stop Watching this Profile of Peter Westbrook from 1984!

This is an amazing find from Coach Jason Sheridan. He posted it on Facebook and it is AWESOME. Love to look back at Peter from 1984 along with some other people like Steve Mormando, Don Anthony and the renown fencing coach Csaba Elthes.

The Fencers Club back in the day on 72nd street off Broadway in NYC. I remember going there when I was in middle school and high school towards the end of its run and it had become so dumpy.

Wow. Great stuff!