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Owner and Head Coach

Youngho Choun

Coach Choun is a master of fencing with over thirty years of experience both as a coach and an athlete. His career as a fencing coach began in 2002 as the Head coach of the Korea National Sports University Fencing Team. To this day, the Korean National Sports University continues to produce Olympic athletes and world champions. Coach Choun has led the South Korean national team in many international competitions such as the World Fencing Championship and the World University Games (Universiade). Through his coaching, he has tempered multiple world champions and Olympians. Having the desire to spread more awareness and interest for fencing, coach Choun moved to the US in 2008 and began

coaching for the various Universities, private schools, and esteemed clubs in the states. Coach Choun has coached at Brown, and has held records for being the first in the line of succession of coaches at private secondary institutions. He has coached at clubs that have produced national medalists and Ivy-bound college student-athletes. 

Coach Young holds BA and MA degrees in Physical Education with a concentration in Fencing from the Korea National Sports University, Seoul, Korea. He had personally won gold and bronze medals in World Fencing Championship (1993 Thailand Open). He also obtained a teacher's certificate in PE and a Fencing Coach certificate, both from the government of South Korea. Coach Young holds a US Fencing Association (USA Fencing) coach membership, with proven background checks and SafeSport(R) training from the USA Fencing Association.  

Coaching Experience

2022  -               Nashville Elite Fencing Club LLC. Nashville, TN. Owner and Head Coach

2017   -  2018     Birmingham Fencing Club, AL.

2015   -  2017     Brown University Summer Fencing Camp, RI.

2016   -  2017     Boston University Fencing Class, MA.

2012   -  2017     Moe Fencing Club, Somerville, MA.

2012   -  2017     Commonwealth High School, Boston, MA.

2012   -  2017     Boston Latin School, Boston, MA.

2008  -  2009    Greenwich Academy High School, Greenwich, CT.

2002  -  2007    Korea National Sports University, Seoul, Korea

Notable Trainees and Coaching Results

Sam Choun, United States
Boston Latin School, MA
Won, Woo Young, South Korea
Kim, Jung Han, South Korea
Choi, Byung Chul, South Korea
Nam, Hyun Hee, South Korea
Jeon, Huisook, South Korea
Lee, Hye Sun, South Korea
2021 the USA Fencing National Championship and July Challenge, 1st Place 
2016 Massachussettes State Fencing Championship
2012 London Olympic, Gold Medal
2012 London Olympic, Gold Medal
2012 London Olympic, Bronze Medal
2005 World Fencing Championship, Gold Medal
2008 Beijing Olympic, Silver Medal
2012 London Olympic, Bronze Medal
2006 World Fencing Championship, Bronze Medal
2009 World Fencing Championship, Silver Medal
2005 World Fencing Championship, Gold Medal
2005 World University Games, Gold and Silver Medals

Miscellaneous

  • Presidential Medal, President Noh Mu Hyun, the Republic of Korea 2007. 

  • Commemoration Award, the 83rd National Sports Festival, Mayor Lee Myung Bak, the Metropolitan Government of Seoul.

  • Fencing double for Yoon Jin Suh in the movie 'The Riders Are' (2007)

  • Fencing double for Joo Ji Hoon and Kim Jung Hoon in the Korean TV drama 'Princess Hours' (2006)

  • Fencing double for Park Shin Yang in a TV commercial for menswear brand 'Maestro' (2004)

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Assistant Coach

Elway Goedicke

Coach Elway is an aspiring coach who has 6 years of fencing experience. She started coaching beginner camps a few years back, and has given lessons to people who want to try out the sport. She has a D19 rating in epee and was 2nd in the region for Y14 in 2019. She has been fencing consistently since she started back in 2016.

 

Notable Results:

First Place, Magic City RYC/RJCC 2018 (Y14WE)

2nd Place, Bruce Fusner Memorial Epee RJCC/RYC 2018 (Y14WE)

2nd Place, Music City RYC 2018 (Y14WE)