|Veteran/Adult Epee Clinic with Cody Mattern
|| Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Cody Mattern Adult/Veteran Epee Clinic at AFM-SUN
Please note that the original clinic schedule and plans have been adjusted to accommodate a change in Cody's availability.
Saturday - Sessions led by Cody Mattern
1pm - 4pm Sat session 1
4pm - 5pm rest break (snacks and beverages provided)
5pm - 8pm Sat session 2
8 - 10pm Group dinner at the club with pizza brought in (donations requested for participants)
Sunday - Sessions led by Sandra Margareta Marchant and Mark Wheeler
10am - 12:30 Sun session 1
12:30 - 2pm lunch (sandwiches provided)
2pm - 5pm Sun session 2
Registration fee = $225
**Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to attend Saturday or Sunday only.
Developing an Epee Game that Fits You
This clinic will focus on:
-Analyzing and recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses
-Developing a style and tactical game that take advantage of your strengths and compensates for your weaknesses
The clinic will include drills, lecture, Q&A, and bouting.
This clinic is recommended for Intermediate/Advanced Fencers and is open to fencers age 18 and older.
The clinic will be limited to 30 participants.
Cody started fencing in 1996. He was the US Junior National champion in epee in 1998 and 1999. In 2000 he started coaching at the NWFC as an assistant coach and started the home school youth program, while still pursuing his competitive fencing career. In 2001 he won the US Division 1A and Division 1 National Championship. In 2004 he took home silver at the World Cup Grand Prix. In 2005 Cody joined the US Army's world class athlete program. He was an Olympic fencer at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games. In 2010 Cody was on the US Men's Epee team that took the silver medal at the Paris World Championships. Then in 2012, he was on the Men's Epee team that won the World Championship in Kiev. Cody decided to retire from competitive fencing after the 2012 London Olympic Games, and pursue being a full-time coach. He currently serves on the Board of USA Fencing, and is the Epee Fencing Program Director at Northwest Fencing Center in Oregon. Cody was inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 2017.
"I have been to several clinics conducted by Cody Mattern at Northwest Fencing Center and other locations. In addition I have taken many lessons from Cody. At each camp or meeting with Cody, my goal has been to glean something from his vast store of experience and knowledge that I could add to my fencing. Cody has synthesized his own approach to coaching from some of the most celebrated coaches in the world and his own extremely successful competitive career (culminating in the World Championship as a member of the 2012 US Mens Epee Team). Without doubt the insights that he shared, explained and taught have helped to remove the "fog of combat" on the strip and he has made my fencing more effective and fun. His approach is thorough, systematic, and understandable. Moreover, Cody is extremely effective at transferring his knowledge to a wide spectrum of fencers of different ages, skills, experience and physical abilities. Without doubt the insights that he shared with me has helped to remove the "fog of combat" on the strip." - Bill Walker
Sandra has been fencing for 23 years and coaching for over 10 years. Sandra is an active competitor on the veteran epee circuit and has been a finalist in over 30 National / International competitions. In 2011 she won both gold medals at the annual Can/Am Cup in the Vet Open and Vet Age age events and in 2014 won double gold medals at the North American Cup in Minneapolis, MN in the Vet Open and Vet Age events. She earned her Moniteur certification in epee and foil in 2011. She is a full-time fencing coach and is currently keeping programs going at four locations! She is the Head Coach and founder of Prospect Fencing Club, Prospect, CT (10 years to present), the Varsity Head Coach at Greens Farms Academy (2017-present), the Head Epee Coach at Fairfield Fencing Academy (2017-present), and Professor / Instructor at Quinnipiac University (2014-present). In 2016 her High School Men’s Foil Team won the Connecticut State Championships and in 2018 her High School Men’s Epee Team won the State Championship. Her students have gone on to fence at Sacred Heart University, Vassar, Haverford, Stevens and Drew.
Mark been fencing for 35 years and coaching for over 10 years. Mark is an active competitor on the veteran epee circuit and has been a finalist in over 10 veteran NACs and National Championships. He won the Vet 60 Epee Championship at the Summer Nationals in 2015, earning a berth on the 2015 national veteran team for the world championships. Mark earned his Moniteur certification in epee and foil in 2011. His coaching efforts are focused on veteran epee fencers and has been coaching his students at national events for over 8 years. He received a USA Fencing Coach’s Medal for his student who won the 2011 National Vet 40 Women’s Epee Championship in Reno. He’s also been involved in developing and coordinating epee training clinics for The Bay Cup since 2013, working with Michael Marx, Cody Mattern, and Soren Thompson. He has been coaching and co-leading the adult/veteran epee program at the Academy of Fencing Masters in Sunnyvale, CA for the last two years. While not pursuing his fencing passions, he works as an environmental consultant and helps run The Bay Cup.