Ramon’s passion for the sport is one that he has had since he was a small child. He tried many sports like tennis, tae kwon do, soccer and swimming, but none of them seemed to be the sport that he was looking for. He had just finished with tae kwon do, when he started watching movies like The Three Musketeers, Zorro and Robin Hood. He had always had an interest in these historic and heroic tales of swords clashing and heroes galloping away on black steeds having saved the day yet again.
As soon as he started fencing, he knew that he had found his sport, and he has never stopped fencing since then. He has since felt a desire to pass on his passion for the sport to children with similar interests. He believes that there are many more people that would like to fence, they just don’t know how to get involved.
2001: Commenced fencing at PCYC
2003: Commenced competitive fencing at QAFA State open championships
2004: Won gold circuit medal for U15 men’s foil
2005: Won gold circuit medal for U15 men’s foil
2005: Placed second in the QAFA U15 championships
2005: Was highest placed QLD fencer in the AFF men’s U15 foil event in Sydney
2005: Awarded an encouragement award by QAFA
2006: Placed 3rd in the QAFA U20 men’s foil championships, September
2006: Placed 3rd in the QAFA OPEN men’s foil championships, October
2006: Completed NCAS Level 1 coaching accreditation, under guidance of Mtr. M. A. O’Brien
2007: Placed 3rd in the QAFA cadet men’s foil championships, June
2007: Placed 3rd in the QAFA cadet men’s sabre championships, June
2007: Placed 3rd in the QAFA U20 men’s foil championships, June
2007-2008: 2 Month training in Italy and Spain with European International fencers