Fencing is a modern Olympic sport with ancient roots. For centuries, fencers have practiced this martial art to develop strategic thinking, discipline, speed, endurance and flexibility.
The New Mexico fencing Foundation is please to bring this exciting sport to Northern New Mexico. With dedicated training facilities and flexible training programs, NMFF provides a welcoming environment for the beginning fencer as well as for the experienced competitor.
James Odom (Jamey)
Started fencing in 1989
In the 1990’s Jamey was active in elite youth programs including the annual 5-year England Youth Tour where top fencers toured and competed in London, Bath and Edinburgh Scotland. After graduating from Metro State College Denver in 1999 Jamey and his wife Suzi relocated to Santa Fe and created the New Mexico Fencing Foundation in 2003.
In 2007-2009 his fencers Gavin Medley and Jake Harbour were winning national events. In 2009 Jamey earned a position on the US Coaching staff traveling Europe (GER, SWE, HUN) and eventually the World Championships in Belfast N. Ireland. Since then Jamey has coached elite fencers to over 60 national medals in multiple age categories and weapons. Most recently Annie Schulz was the 2014 Bronze Medal in Cadet Women's Epee Summer Championships.