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Coach Rabieh, Ra’ad (Rod)

Rod started fencing at the age of 13 in Jordan. He trained and was educated in more than one school of fencing, such as the Middle Eastern, European, and Asian schools.

In 1996, he moved to the United States of America pursuing a master’s degree in International Law (LL.M) and graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1998.  After which, moved to a number of countries and States as his career required.

In 2004, together with Coach Iain Shovelin, established the International Fencing Academy in Mesa, Arizona.

In July 2009, Ra'ad accomplished his dream, founding a modern state of the art fencing academy in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Some of the high lights regarding his fencing career as a competitor and as a coach are:
•        He was the kingdom’s national champion in his home country of Jordan and ranked number one for a number of years. He was a member of the national team for over 7 years. At the collegial level Rod was the Emerited Kingdoms Champion.
•        Coach Rabieh has taken his students to very high levels winning a gold medal at a world cup competition in Montreal, Canada (2004), as well as many other high level national and international placements. He has steadily and quickly brought out foil and epee students' talents raising them through the ranks and ratings, and on to college scholarships.

Rabieh achievement and contribution to the sport of fencing was recognized by a number of official entities such as:
•         The Jordanian Fencing Federation;
•         The Jordanian Ministry of Youth;
•         The International Jordanian Athletes Association; and more

Coach Dr. Eyyad Maghayreh

National Team Coach, Dr. Eyyad Maghayreh of Amman, Jordan, has an extensive background in training, competing, coaching, and refereeing that accumulates to more than 25 years of experience. He holds a PhD in Physical Education and has trained under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee in courses taught in Jordan, Iran, and Lebanon. Dr. Maghayreh is a member of both the Jordanian Fencing Federation and Referee Committee in the Asian Fencing Federation. He also holds the titles as Head of and General Secretary to, the Jordanian Fencing Federation Technical Committee. His expertise in refereeing includes positions as the Head of the Referee Committee in the Arab Fencing Federation as well as the Jordanian Fencing Federation. Dr. Maghayreh was a member of the Jordanian Epee National Team for a number of years.



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