Andy Shaw, Owner of Fairfield Avenue School of Fencing, as well as the official historian for the US Fencing Association. Andy is also the operator of the Museum of American Fencing, the most extensive private collection of fencing memorabilia in the country. The Junior Program classes are taught by Andy with the assistance of other coaches and experienced students.
Born in midtown Manhattan in 1950, Shaw lived next door to fencing Olympian Edward Vebell. Vebell asked Csaba Elthes, who had just begun teaching at Giorgio Santelli’s club in Greenwich Village, if he would be willing to take on a young boy. Csaba gave the 8-year-old a few trial lessons – if Andy showed competitive talent, he would keep him – and the rest is history.