Instructor of Fencing: All LevelsMiwa Nishi (nee McRee) grew up in Hawaii, started fencing in high school, and continued while at Reed College. She received an English degree from Reed in 1992, became a LMT in 1995 and a fencing instructor in 1995. Miwa has been teaching at Reed since 2003. Miwa’s teaching style focuses on fencing being a fun way to reduce stress, increase physical/mental relaxation, and most importantly encourage mental adaptability. While she is currently a recreational fencer, Miwa has competed at both the local and national level in all three weapons. Foil is her favorite weapon, although she is delighted to fence any weapon.