Gidon Retzkin began fencing at nine years old in Haifa, Israel. Coach Retzkin was a member of the Israeli National Team for almost a decade. During that time he won Israeli national championships and competed successfully internationally. He holds a coaching degree from the prestigious Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports.

• 3 Time Cadet National Champion
• 10 Time National Team Champion
• Former #1 Cadet and Junior
• Finalist Junior Team World Championships
• 2 Time Junior National Champion