MAESTRO JANOS GASPARIN
Maestro Janos Gasparin has been a top level international coach for over forty years. His career has taken him from winning the Hungarian National Championships to becoming a US National Team coach. Prior to his invitation to coach in the United States, Maestro Gasparin had already distinguished himself as one of the top foil and epee coaches in Hungary. After receiving his degree from Hungary's University of Physical Education and studying in Dinard, France, he led his small hometown club to the top division in Hungary's national circuit. During his two decades of coaching in Hungary, his students won multiple Hungarian National Championships in foil and in epee which garnered him Hungary's Berczy Karoly Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. The following year brought senior Janos Gasparin and his family across the Atlantic as he accepted a coaching position in the United States. In 1999, his student, Andrea Ament, became the first fencer ever to medal in foil and epee at the same Cadet World Championships. During the following years, his students have gone on to win Junior Olympics, NCAA Team Championships, and represent the United States at multiple Junior and Cadet World Cups. Currently, he resides in Grapevine, Texas and is now proudly coaching with his son, Janos Gasparin Jr.
COACH KATALIN GASPARIN
Coach Katalin Gasparin started fencing as a young child and over her long illustrious career had the honor of representing two different nations at international competitions. During her thirty years of experience as a coach, she has introduced fencing to countless kids and helped them achieve their goals; whether it is to have a thrilling fencing match with a friend or to earn a spot on a collegiate fencing team. Coach Katalin is also an avid fan of the Dallas Mavericks and likes to garden in her backyard.