By Andrew Lorenz
My son, Ethan, began fencing earlier this year as a 9-year-old. I fenced epee for a year and a half on a club team while I was at Arizona State, and I loved it. After college, my work as a freelance television sports producer, editor, and broadcast manager kept me on the road, and I was forced to put on hiatus the sport I’d grown to love. As my family grew, it became a goal of mine to get back into fencing, and one fateful day as I was walking home from the Campbell VTA station I saw my opportunity in the bold red letters shouting from across the street: Academy of Fencing Masters.