Lofton, Michael (Sankofa, Mika’il)

Michael Lofton (Mika’il Sankofa)
Michael Lofton is a three-time Olympian, (1984, ’88, 92); two-time Pan-American Games Team Member in Sabre Team Silver 1987, ’91: Bronze Medalist Individual Sabre ’91; two-time National Individual Men’s Sabre Champion (1991, ’92), and ten-time National Team Sabre Champion 1984,’85, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’94, ’95. As a collegiate fencer, he won an unequalled four consecutive individual sabre championships for NYU (1984, ’85, ’86, 87) He coached with the Peter Westbrook Foundation for a time, and now runs his own fencing club Thrust Fencing Academy.

Note: Michael Lofton has since changed his name to Mika’il Sankofa.