Tedd Padgitt is the proud owner and head coach of the finest fencing studio in San Diego. Team Touché’s students have performed remarkably well through the years. Coach Tedd now strip coaches his students internationally at Foil World Cups.
Coach Tedd’s foil students have won 1 national title in veteran foil 2016; a third place in women’s foil Junior Olympics 2018; 2 bronze medals at NACs 2017 and a top 8 at 2016 NAC y10 foil.
His épée students have achieved first place National Title in y10 mens epee 2018 NAC; bronze medals in y12, y14 and cadet épée 2015-16; 1st place in Division 3 épée 2015.
His sabre students have performed well with y12, y14 and cadet students finishing into the top 8 and top 16 nationally.
Few instructors can boast high-level results in foil, épée, and sabre. Coach Tedd is unique in this way. His coaching style is flexible and borrows fundamentals from all three disciplines of fencing. His specialty is molding his students’ fencing style according to their natural talents and tendencies.
A competitive fencer for nearly 30 years, Padgitt consistently placed in the top 32 in the country. Many of his accomplishments include being the 2005 Pacific Coast Foil Champion and winning the Pacific Coast overall foil points title in the 2005 and in 2006. While training with the Hungarian Olympic team in Budapest, he learned the finer points of foil, épée and sabre.
Coach Padgitt prides himself in his ability to teach children; he understands that the best way to coach children is through positive reinforcement. He believes in the power of humor to overcome adversity.
When he’s not fencing, Tedd is body surfing, hiking local trails or playing with his son, Teddy and his daughter Lily.