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I am the head coach and owner of a small club in a small town in Western Massachusetts. I am a middle-aged, cis-gendered, hetero-sexual, Asian-American male with 30+ years in fencing. My club has a total membership of about 45 fencers, at the moment, with a gender split of about 44% male, 56% female. (The USA Fencing membership, as of Jan 2023, is about 65% male, and 35% female.)