Manchen Academy of Fencing

Joseph Zanko began fencing in 2006 at Fordham University’s club program. After graduating he began fencing with Ron Margulis at the Westfield Fencing Club, eventually joining its coaching staff as Assistant Sabre Coach. Joseph began fencing at Hub City Fencing in Edison In 2010 to improve both his fencing and his coaching. His original part-time coaching duties at Hub City Fencing grew to include the instruction of classes in all three weapons as well as private students. In addition Joseph has also coached New Jersey high school teams since 2014, as an assistant coach at Lawrenceville and as Head Coach at Gill St. Bernard’s. Currently Joseph is the the Head Coach at Montgomery High School, where the women’s team went on to win second overall in the state during the 2019-2020 season. Joseph is excited to bring sabre fencing to Manchen!