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  • Dorina Vaccaroni

    4 time Olympian (3 medals - Gold, Silver, Bronze) and world fencing champion Dorina was born in Mestre,, Italy i 1963. Dorina was trained by the legendary fencing Maestro Livio Di Rosa, She received a gold medal in the foil team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and silver at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles she received a bronze medal in individual foil. After her competitive fencing career she became a cyclist, participating in master competitions.
  • Mark Ongsitco

    Mark received extensive training from American Fencing Master William O’Brien and 2 time World Championship Team USA Member and NCAA Champion Gerard Esponda. Throughout the years, he also had the privilege of working with and learning from numerous Maestros of different backgrounds. Mark is an All-City Champion and was a Junior Olympian Qualifier for all 3 weapons. He has also qualified and competed in several National Championships since he started fencing in 1993. In 2003, he took over as the Head Coach at Galileo H.S. in San Francisco and led the team to a championship title before joining Marin Fencing Academy the following year. Mark trains and coaches MFA students competing in local, regional, and national events. He's had a good amount of student medalist in local and regional events, a 1st place finish in a North American Cup national event and in the Summer Nationals. Mark is a Professional Member of USA Fencing, a Prévôt d’Fleuret / Moniteur D’Armes and is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association, as well as internationally by the Académie d’Armes Internationale.
  • Carmelo Felix

    Carmelo Felix trained and participated in the Olympic games in Barcelona, representing Mexico. He teaches Epee for MFA on Tuesday nights. He also provides Pentathlete training to selected individuals, many of whom have competed in the World Cup.
  • Thomas Tully

    MFA Owner. Tom is passionate about the sport of fencing as it relates to the greater community, and potential to help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Outside fencing, Tom is a Chief Technology Officer within the digital marketing industry, a board member of Roots of Peace (http://rootsofpeace.org/) and past board member of The USFA Pacific Coast Section. Tom is currently rated nationally as a C2014 Epee fencers within he USFA and runs the introductory class for incoming students at MFA.