Meet Our Coaches
Our coaches are all world-class instructors who have coached and/or fenced at Olympic and National levels. They are well-versed in the latest pedagogical techniques in the sport of fencing and most have a Masters in Physical Education. Classes and lessons are designed to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels.
Nellya Sevostyanova - New York
Andrew Lamianski - New York
Yury Gelman - New York and New Jersey
Vladymyr Lukashenko - New York
Alexander Sourimto - New York
Sergey Isayenko - New York
Kern Hast - New York and New Jersey
Alexey Lihachevskiy - New York
OLEK BORKOWSKI - New York
roman sydorenko - - New Jersey
The facilities at MFC are well organized, super clean, and safe; the students are encouraging of one another and very helpful.
We are learning from coach Alex who is one of the best fencing coaches in the USA. He is a very professional, kind, and strict coach; he can quickly pinpoint the fencer’s weakness and teach the corresponding technics/strategies. His stripe coach is also far beyond your expectations and helps to build the kids’ mindsets for long-term sportsmanship. After a period of time, the kids are delighted and eager to learn; the coach and the club will be part of your family.
My life dramatically changed when I began working with Sergey Isayenko at the age of 14. A true leader and mentor, Sergey not only imparted his wisdom and teachings on the fencing strip, but has continued to be a life coach and brother for the past 12+ years. Both Sergey and Yury raised the bar and pushed me to reach my athletic goals and find success within the sport. They bestowed life lessons that have translated to my professional and personal career.
Thank You, Coach Vladymyr! As a decorated athlete, Coach Vladymyr is very experienced in saber fencing. He is also extremely friendly and patient with young fencers. My son has been with him for three years and always looks forward to Coach Vladymyr’s private lessons. I also find the staff at MFC incredibly helpful and other coaches at my son’s group classes very knowledgeable. It takes a village and I am glad that I found MFC.