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John Terris is the head coach and owner/operator of Georgia Fencing Academy. He is a Prevot de Foil & Épée with: United States Fencing Coaches Association, Academie Arms International, Moniteur of sabre, and Certified Level 2 Épée coach through the USFA Coaches College at the United States Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs, CO.


John has competed in regional and national events, has coached students in local, regional, national, international events, and is currently studying to earn his Maitre d’Armes certification as a Fencing Master.


John has worked with:

  • Gene Gettler (Cornell/AFC/Emory)

  • Michael Marx (UI/Notre Dame/USFA NAT Coach)

  • Brad Baker (TEMPLE/USFA Coach College)

  • Alex Beguinet (Founder USFA Coaches College/ Head Coach Duke University). 


John has coached fencing teams at:

  • Emory University

  • Georgia Tech

  • Hollins University

  • Kennesaw State University

  • University of Georgia

  • North Gwinnett High School

  • Lanier High School

  • Lassiter High School

He is a guest epee coach at lowcountry fencing on Hilton Head Island, Woodstock Fencing Academy and an adjunct instructor of fencing at Kennesaw State University.

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