Micheal D'Asaro lived a life completely intertwined with the sport of fencing. It provided an avenue for him to escape the poverty of Brooklyn's Redhook district through a fencing scholarship to NYU. He became one of the dominant fencers of his era. But D'Asaro always marched to his own beat which brought him into conflict with the governing body of United States Fencing. He left the sport as a competitor when he wouldn't compromise to suit what he considered old fashioned codes of behavior. He returned to the sport as a coach in San Francisco purely by happenstance. D’Asaro achieved his greatest success at San Jose State Universtiy where he directed the women's foil team to five straight national championships. D'Asaro left an indelible impression on all the people he met. The lessons he passed on are still used today by his students, in fencing as well as in life.
Year of Completion: 2020 Production Country: USA Film Language: English Total Runtime: 88 min