Tim Morehouse

Tim Morehouse (Olympic Medalist, Founder and Lead Coach)

Tim is one of the most decorated US athletes coaching saber in the USA with an Olympic Silver Medal ('08) won in the men's saber team event, a quarter final individual finish at the London Olympics ('12). Tim is a three-time US Olympic Team Member ('04 '08 '12), 9-time world team member and two-time individual US National Champion ('10 '11).

Tim spent fifteen years as a student of 4-time Olympic and USA Fencing Hall of Fame Coach Yury Gelman.  

Tim has extensive experience in education having served both as teacher and teacher trainer in the prestigious Teach For America program. Tim holds a Masters Degree in Education and he was honored by the White House as a "Champion For Change" in 2012 because of his efforts in education through his non-profit Fencing In The Schools and work with Teach For America.


Achiko Lortkipanidze (Olympian and Lead Coach)


Coach Achiko represented The Republic of Georgia in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also won the Soviet Union Championships and earned a spot as a World Cup finalist.

Achiko has since coached in both his home country and in the United States. His students have achieved significant results at both the national and international level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Cadet World Cup and multiple medals at 2012 North American Cups (NACs) and Junior Olympics.


Samir Mahmoud El-Bakry (Lead Coach) 

Coach Samir was a Member of the Egyptian National team from 1996 until 2012 and is an experienced coach with an international coaching diploma from the FIE. (Federation International Escrime)

Samir's students include 2016 Junior World Champion medalist Mohamed Amer and 2017 Cadet Summer National Medalist Aksel Fernandes. 

His coaching experience includes 3 years at the perennially #1 ranked Youth Fencing Club in the Country, Nellya Fencer's, in Atlanta, GA. It was there, Samir learned from from Olympic Coach, Maestro and USA Hall of Fame Coach Arkady Burdan. 


Bartek Florczak (Lead Coach) 

Bartek Florczak is a Polish certified coach with 14 years of coaching experience in fencing. He loves putting people through tough workouts that build physical and mental strength, which he believes is key for great sabre athlete. Proper technique and execution of exercises are a key focus, as he believes that proper exercise progression must be built from a strong foundation.

With many years of experience, Bartek has a proven track record of student’s satisfaction, retention and results.


Luka Oboladze (Coach) 

Luka Oboladze fenced for Georgian national team from 2010-2015. In 2012, he helped his country's U-23 team win a gold medal in the European Cup and helped his team to a bronze medal at the European Championships.

In 2012, he took on the role of assistant coach for the Fencing Federation of Georgia before taking on head coach positions with the Passport Development Centre of Tbilisi and the Kutaisi Fencing School.

Fito fenced for the Dominican National Team and is a current member of the Puerto Rican National Team. Fito has competed in more than 20 FIE international events since 2006.

He has also completed the FIE Coaches' Academy course and taught fencing programs at two private schools in New York City.

In addition to his school programs, he has been an accomplished strip coach for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club. His energy and enthusiasm helps lift our fencers and our spirits.

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