Coaching
Coach Chuck Alexander,
Accredited Fencing Coach
United States Fencing Coaches Association
Academie d’Armes International

Coach Alexander is the founder of No Fear Fencing Club (NFFC) and has been the head fencing coach since its inception in 1994. His primary focus is regional development of competitive epee fencers. Since the beginning of NFFC, he has trained local, regional and national epee champions. Coach joined the United States Fencing Coaches Association of America (USFCA) in 1977, and began his formal coaching career at San Diego State University that same year. In 1993 he became epee coach for UCSD’s NCAA fencing team. And in 1998 held the position of UCSD’s head coach. During his time at UCSD, he has produced two all Americans, several IFCSC individual and team epee gold medalists. Coach Alexander is also involved in the professional development of new coaches and has served as an executive board member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association. He currently participates in coaches training and is a USFCA certified examiners..

Coach Alexander’s competitive fencing career began in 1973 under the instruction of H. Okawa. He was SDSU team captain in 1976 and 1977, and a member of the 1976 Western Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (WIFC) foil and the 1977 WIFC epee team. He earned his first “A” rating in epee 1980 which he has continued to hold for over 30 years. Coach Alexander was a Division 1 NAC finalist in 1991, and many time USFA national championship semi-finalist. He has made the national top 20 point list in epee between 1990 and 1995. And during this time he was invited to, and competed in, the US Olympic Festival (1990, 1991, and 1995), earning silver and bronze medals. He is a four time gold medal, and six time silver medalist as the team captain and member of a Pacific Coast Sectional Championship epee team.

Coach has competed internationally including world cups in Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Germany and Hungary. Coach Alexander is a 4 time USA World Championship Team member (2005, 2006, 2007, 2014). Coach Alexander continues to actively compete today.

Accomplishments (As competitor and as a coach)

2016-2018 Vice President, United States Fencing Coaches Association

2016 Coach, bronze medalist, Pan American Championships, V40ME
2016 Pan American Championships, Ponce Puerto Rico, Gold Medal, V60ME
2015 Pan American Championships, Lima Peru, Gold Medal, V60ME
2015 Coach, Gold Medalist, NAC V40WE
2015 Coach, Silver medalist, NAC V40ME
2015 Coach, Silver medalist, NAC V50ME
2015 Coach, Bronze medalist, NAC V60ME
2015 Coach, finalist, NAC V50WE
2014 Pan American Championships, Aruba, Gold Medal, V60ME
2014 Coach, bronze medalist, US national championships, Cadet (Under 17) women’s epee
2014 Coach, bronze medalist, US national championships, V40ME
2014 Coach, bronze medalist, US national championships, V50ME
2013 Coach, bronze medalist, US NAC 2, Y14 women’s epee
2014 US National Championships, Gold Medal, V60ME
2014 US National Team Member, World Championships, V60ME (Debrecen, Hungary)
2009 US National World Championship Team Member V50ME (Moscow, Russia)
2007 US National World Championship Team Member V50ME (Sydney, Australia)
2007 San Diego Division USFA Member of Congress
2006 US National World Championship Team Member V50ME (Bath, England)
2006 USFA Pacific Coast Section Vice Chair (Seniors)
2006 San Diego Division USFA Member of Congress
2005 USFA Pacific Coast Section Vice Chair (Seniors)
2005 US National Champion, National Championships V50ME
2005 US National World Championship Team Member V50ME (Tampa USA)
2005 Finalist World Championships (8th) V50ME (Tampa, USA)
2005 San Diego Division USFA Member of Congress
2004 USFA, Pacific Coast Section, Vice Chair, Seniors
2003 USFA, Pacific Coast Section, Vice Chair, Seniors
2002 Puerto Rico World Cup, Top 64 (World Cup points awarded)
1999 Australian National Championships, Senior Men’s Epee, 12th place
1998 Coach of NCAA All American, women’s epee, UCSD
1996 Coach of NCAA All American, women’s epee, UCSD
1996 Executive board member USFA San Diego Division
1995 Coach of NCAA All American, women’s epee, UCSD
1995 Athlete participant at US Olympic Festival, Boulder, Colorado
1995 Organizer and site manager, Cal. State Games, Fencing
1994 Chairman USFA San Diego Division
1993 Coach/member Silver medal Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, Epee Team
1992 Coach/member Gold medal Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, Epee Team
1992 Bronze medal Cal. State games (epee)
1991 Finalist US National Circuit (4th) (Ventura NAC) Division 1 Epee
1991 Athlete participant at US Olympic Festival, Los Angeles, California (bronze)
1990 Athlete participant at US Olympic Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota (silver)
1989 Coach/member Gold medal Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, Epee Team
1987 Coach/member Gold medal Pacific Coast Sectional Championships Epee Team
1983 Semi-finalist US National Championships, Epee
1979 Vice Chairman USFA SoCal Division (Los Angeles)
1978 Joined NFCAA (Certified Instructor, all weapons)
1976 Western Intercollegiate All Conference (epee) (San Diego State University)
1976 So. Cal. Intercollegiate All Conference (foil) (San Diego State University)
1974-1977 Member (Captain) of SDSU fencing team (San Diego State University)

Papers and publications:
• The Competitive Pyramid Series
• Competitive Epee Overview,  USFCA magazine, Feb 2013
• Goal Setting, USFCA magazine, June 2011
• Epee, A Tactical Overview, Web Article, June 2014
• Coach Selection, USFCA magazine, May 2013

Work in progress
• Teaching students to fence: A behavioral & developmental perspective