Neuvoir Process & Approach


expert Interviews

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Julia khakimova

  • Coach of United Fencing Academy

  • Russian Cadet Champion

  • Under the tutelage of two former Olympic champions.
  • Won multiple national championships.

Key Take Aways



Vadim Ayupov

  • 1st Place Russian Championship

  • Russian National Fencing Team - Age 15 - 29

  • Junior head foil coach for the Russian national team from 2005 - 2009.

Sam Signoreli

  • Armorer at Swordplay LA

  • Competed and directed at local and national level events in all three weapons

  • Teaches foil and sabre
  • Swordplays club armeror and in house fencing equipment vendor.

Ted Katzoff

  • SoCal Scholastic League Team Foil

  • Previously ranked 7th in the Nation

  • Director of fencing Harvard Westlake School, 1980 - present.
  • Coach at UCLA Fencing Team, 1983 - 1990.
  • Instructor & Coach, Beverly Hills Fencing Club, 2004 - present.

Insights to Opportunities


Visor Mask

Insight: Although the visor masks are banned, they increase the fencer's ability to see and perform.

Opportunity: Design a mask that enhances user's vision without sacrificing safety.


Insight: Fencing masks prioritize the safety of the front of the mask, while exposing the back to injury

Opportunity:  Design x


Concept Development