Simonian, Charles

Charles Simonian, Ph.D., is a fencing master and the founder of the Columbus Fencers Club. Dr. Simonian, is a former head varsity fencing coach at The Ohio State University where his Buckeyes won the 1969 Big Ten Championships. His book credits include Basic Foil Fencing, Fundamentals of Sports Biomechanics, and Get the Point, A Fencer’s Handbook . Dr. Simonian instructs in all three weapons

Education:  New York City public schools.  Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) BA in psychology, 1951; MA in physical education from U. of Iowa, 1960;  PhD 1966 from Ohio State in teacher education and educational psychology.

Fencing Background:  on varsity fencing team at Fenn, coached by Madison Dods, 1948-51.
Fenn College fencing coach and physical education instructor, 1954-58
Salle Simonian, in Cleveland, 1954-58
University of Iowa, fencing coach and graduate assistant, 1958-60
Fencing instructor for Denver Fencing Club, 1960-63
Ohio State University, Head Coach, 1963-80.  After giving up the coaching position I continued to  teach academic courses such as Kinesiology and Sports Biomechanics and skill courses in boxing and fencing.
Started the Columbus Fencers Club in 1989 through 2014.

Student Achievements:
At Fenn, an All American in epee
At Salle Simonian, 2nd place epee team at nationals
At U. of Iowa, 2nd place team at 1960 Big Ten Championships including individual gold and silver in epee and gold in saber.
At OSU, 3 Big Ten Championships and numerous individual medals; 3 All Americans.
At CFC, 2 national Div II epee champions several Columbus Division champions and medalists.  Gold in Veterans Foil and Saber.

Life Member of USFA since 1957; past member USFCA