Our Coaches

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

Nellya Sevostyanova - New York

Foil Coach

Andrew Lamianski  - New York

Andrew Lamianski - New York

Saber Coach

Yury Gelman  - New York and New Jersey

Yury Gelman - New York and New Jersey

Saber Coach

Vladymyr Lukashenko - New York

Vladymyr Lukashenko - New York

Saber Coach

Alexander Sourimto  - New York

Alexander Sourimto - New York

Saber Soach

Sergey Isayenko - New York

Sergey Isayenko - New York

Saber Coach

Kern Hast - New York  and New Jersey

Kern Hast - New York and New Jersey

Saber Coach

Alexey Lihachevskiy - New York

Alexey Lihachevskiy - New York

Saber Coach

OLEK BORKOWSKI - New York

OLEK BORKOWSKI - New York

Foil Coach

roman sydorenko -  - New Jersey

roman sydorenko - - New Jersey

Saber Coach

Nicolae Alexe (Nick) - NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Nicolae Alexe (Nick) - NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Saber Coach

Feres Ferjani - New York

Feres Ferjani - New York

Saber Coach

Serge Shachanin-New York and New Jersey

Serge Shachanin-New York and New Jersey

Saber Coach

Carter Hodges-New York

Carter Hodges-New York

Foil Coach

Fanni Pótz-Nagy-New York

Fanni Pótz-Nagy-New York

Saber Coach

Testimonials

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.

– Star G.

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.

– Charles C.

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.

– Jeff H.