Swift Fencing Instructors



Coach Z (Zahrah) is an NCAA athlete. She has been instructing fencing bouts and implementing the rules of Epee. She teaches students to execute blade work using parry six, practicing and understanding the importance of footwork while suited up in protective gear. Students also learn the importance of good sportsmanship while battling and having fun in this unique Olympic sport. 


  • Contributed to the Owls’ epee squad all season long and capped her first year at Temple by advancing to the semifinals at the NIWFA Championships
  • Placed 14th at NIWFAs to help Temple win its 24th straight NIWFA team title, and also helped the epee squad win a team title
  • Went 25-16 in dual meets and started the year strong with a 5-1 mark at the Sacred Heart Invitational
  • Over two days at the Northwestern Duals she went 10-4 which included a 2-0 record against Stanford and a 3-0 performance against Lawrence
  • In the final dual meet of the season, the Temple Invitational, she posted a 2-0 mark for the Owls against Johns Hopkins. 
    Prior to Temple: 
  • Was the top-ranked female epee fencer in the Great Lakes Midwest HS Division from 2013-16
  • Placed third in junior women’s epee at the 2016 Illinois Remenyik Open
  • 14th in Division II women’s epee at the 2016 October NAC…In Division I at the same meet Dinkins finished 51st
  • Fenced for McKendree University (DII) in 2017-18.


Muhammad Naqee is an A rated fencer. The fencing ranking system starts with U for unrated, then E, D, C, B, A being the highest ranking.

Teaches fencing at the Catherine Cook School 2009 – Present. He has experience working with students of all ages.  He’s fenced for 10 years. He has competed in at least 50 national tournaments.

Chicago, IL Performance   Artist Combined skills as a painter and fencer to become arguably the first fencing artist to paint with a fencing blade.

Present CR Threads LLC Chicago IL Partner and Art Director Art Director designing products and art that integrates quick response (QR) codes and near field communications (NFC) chips.