Coaches

TIM MOREHOUSE Tim is one of the most decorated US athletes coaching saber today with an Olympic Silver Medal ('08) won in the men's saber team event in 2008 in addition to being 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 coach Yury Gelman, who is considered one of the greatest coaches in US history. He has extensive experience in education having served both as teacher and teacher trainer in the prestigious Teach For America program.

TIM MOREHOUSE

Tim is one of the most decorated US athletes coaching saber today with an Olympic Silver Medal ('08) won in the men's saber team event in 2008 in addition to being 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 coach Yury Gelman, who is considered one of the greatest coaches in US history. He has extensive experience in education having served both as teacher and teacher trainer in the prestigious Teach For America program.

Dmitry Ronzhin Dmitry is one of the most experienced and accomplished coaches in the United States. He has earned the highest attainable coach’s title while serving in his career as the Russian Olympic and Canadian Olympic Team's head coach.  He  was the head coach for 12 World Championships, 10 European Championships, 3 Pan American Championships, 3 World University Games and 4 Junior World Championships.

Dmitry Ronzhin

Dmitry is one of the most experienced and accomplished coaches in the United States. He has earned the highest attainable coach’s title while serving in his career as the Russian Olympic and Canadian Olympic Team's head coach. 

He  was the head coach for 12 World Championships, 10 European Championships, 3 Pan American Championships, 3 World University Games and 4 Junior World Championships.

ARCHIL "ACHIKO" LORTKIPANIDZE 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. His students have achieved significant results at both the national and international level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Cadet World Cup and his youth student's have consistently ranked in the top-10 in the country while winning numerous national medals. 

ARCHIL "ACHIKO" LORTKIPANIDZE

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.

His students have achieved significant results at both the national and international level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Cadet World Cup and his youth student's have consistently ranked in the top-10 in the country while winning numerous national medals. 

MELVIN RODRIGUEZ A graduate of Columbia University where he served as the team's captain, Melvin started fencing under the tutelage of US Fencing Hall of Famer Martin Schneider and later continued with legendary Olympic coach Aladar Kogler.  Melvin's student's have have won medals at the Super Youth and Regional Youth circuit medals. 

MELVIN RODRIGUEZ

A graduate of Columbia University where he served as the team's captain, Melvin started fencing under the tutelage of US Fencing Hall of Famer Martin Schneider and later continued with legendary Olympic coach Aladar Kogler. 

Melvin's student's have have won medals at the Super Youth and Regional Youth circuit medals. 

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.

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.

BARTEK FLORCZAK 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.

BARTEK FLORCZAK

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.

Rafael 'Fito' Western Fito fenced for the Dominican National Team and 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.

Rafael 'Fito' Western

Fito fenced for the Dominican National Team and 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.