Sagar Krishnaraj grew up in New York City, and first became a student at the Martínez Academy of Arms in January 2000. He was drawn to fencing because of the combined esthetic of beauty of movement and lethal reality. His primary focus has been on the French School, and he is currently studying French saber, among other weapons, at the Academy. Having served as the Chef de Salle for several years, in March of 2008, he also earned the rank of Instructor in French foil. In his efforts to contribute to fencing beyond the school, he has translated the Manuel D’Escrime of 1877 with Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez and is also a certified tournament judge for the Association for Historical Fencing. He works for the City of New York.