A word from the other guy…

Hi all, I’m Dan Gorman, one of the founders of Houston Sword Sports.

Like Coach Liz, I started fencing in college. For me, it was Purdue University in the fall of 1990. I quickly fell in love with the sport and was traveling with the club to local tournaments and collegiate meets. We fenced NCAA powers like Notre Dame and Ohio State University as well as clubs like Indiana University and University of Michigan. I found many life-long friends in the Purdue Fencing Club as well as my wife. When she graduated, I followed her to Texas A&M in 1995, where she attended graduate school.

At A&M, I started coaching the Ags and taking lessons in Houston at Salle Mauro Fencing Academy, where I had the opportunity to work with and learn from world champion fencers and coaches for nearly 20 years.

While the work was rewarding, I felt that Houston was missing a club that was focused not on elite fencers,  but on people who like me want an opportunity to find an amazing sport they can enjoy for the rest of their life. Enter Houston Sword Sports. I spoke with Liz and other like-minded individuals, and we’ve put together a plan we think will bring a lot of joy to a lot of people.

Hope you join us for the ride.

Doing a demo at the West U Rec Center on Bellaire.

Doing a demo at the West U Rec Center on Bellaire.

Yeah, we did a tournament at a local distillery. Bottles of rum for prizes. This is a good sport.

Yeah, we did a tournament at a local distillery. Bottles of rum for prizes. This is a good sport.

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