Greg Massialas

A two-time US National Champion and three-time Olympic team member in foil, Greg trained for several years at San Jose State under Michael D’Asaro. After his competitive career, he was a sought after International fencing official and also began coaching foil.

He founded the M-Team in San Francisco and has produced spectacular results with his foil program, including former world #1 ranked Gerek Meinhardt – the first US foilist to achieve that ranking, and Olympic Silver Medalist Alex Massialas, his son, who also held the world #1 ranking. Greg’s progam continues to develop both men and women foilists who are achieving top results in Cadet, Junior and Senior World rankings.


Greg has also been named the US National Foil Coach and travels tirelessly in support of our US competitors.


Hall of Famer: Erich Funke d’Egnuff

Hall of Famer: Erich Funke d’Egnuff

Regular readers will be familiar with the many tales told herein of Charles Selberg, himself a graduate of SF State (BA ’57, MA ’60). Selberg had his fencing beginnings at SF State under the tutelage of Erich Funke.

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Helene Mayer, Part 1

Helene Mayer, Part 1

Helene Mayer was a German fencer who first distinguished herself as German national champion at the age of 13.  By 19, she had won Olympic gold (1928) and the first of three world championships.  After the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, she remained in the US, studied at...

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