In the United States Daniel continued developing his coaching skills and in 2001 he became a coach on the US Junior Saber Team, gold medalist winners of the World Championships in Gdansk, Poland. His most remarkable US students are Olympic silver medalist Jason Rogers (Beijing 2008) Paralympian Gerard Moreno, and national champions Teddy Levitt, Harry Mahaffey, Eric Arzoian, Michael Costin, Geoffrey Loss, Jake Zeiss, Alex Rey Palabrica, Ryan Jenkins and Mikaela Avakian. Daniel also coached the men’s saber team who won the 2006 US National Junior Championships and the 2007 & 2013 US National Senior Championships. For about 8 years Daniel helped the US Men’s Saber Team in the Olympic qualifying process by traveling with the team to many competitions around the world. Daniel has dedicated more than 35 years to his career so far.
Teddy’s passion for this sport began early on and continues to this day. He enjoys teaching as much as competition and inspires his students to discover the greatness of fencing.
Throughout his 12 years of competitive fencing, Teddy’s accomplishments include:
Four times national champion:
Josephine encourages anyone to enjoy the sport regardless if their intention is to compete or train for fun. She teaches the Adult Beginners’ Recreational Class, several after school programs in the Culver City School District and at a private school in Los Angeles.
In addition to her fencing qualifications Livia is a certified personal trainer. You can find more about her fitness philosophy by visiting her website at LiviaLanzoni.com
Outside of fencing Jaake is a singer/songwriter, stylist and event host.
When not fencing, Jacob is studying hospitality at West Los Angeles College and producing music in his spare time.
The physical and mental challenge is what Howard loves about the sport. He says ” I like the fact that your body and mind are equally valuable when fencing.” Outside the fencing world Howard is an electrical engineer and in his spare time he loves watching all sorts of other sports.