COACH JANOS GASPARIN
With over 20 years of fencing experience as competitor, coach, and referee at both national and international levels, Coach Janos Gasparin, is well versed and recognized in the US fencing community. He is a Nationally Certified Advanced Coach (Prevot) by the USFCA and one of the top foil referees in the nation. Coach Gasparin became involved in the sport at an early age. Both his parents were former Hungarian national champions and his father Janos Gasparin Sr., was a former Hungarian and U.S. National Coach. Under his tutelage young Gasparin fenced at numerous Junior Olympics and represented the United States at several international tournaments before landing a starting spot on The Pennsylvania State University’s fencing team. There, he was a member of the 2007 & 2009 Championship team before graduating with a Bachelor of Communication. Afterwards, he moved back to Texas and began to training young fencers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Coach Gasparin has also completed his teaching certifications and became a Texas State Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Development and Pedagogy, Physical Education, and Health.
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.