Serge Lilov
Sabre Coach

Serge Lilov, is head coach and co-founder of Lilov Fencing Academy, one of the oldest fencing clubs in New Jersey and top private fencing programs in the United States.

Vladimir Lilov
Sabre Coach

Lilov is one of the top fencing officials in the US (International Category B referee). He has directed at the Olympic Games in Moscow (1980) and in Atlanta (1996), at the finals of World Championships, and at numerous World Cup tournaments.

Alexey Diachenko
Sabre Coach

Coach Alexey was a member of the national team of Russia during the period from 1999 to 2006, Olympic bronze medalist in Athens in 2004, a three-time world champion, five-time European champion in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, winner of the World Cup "Moscow Sabre".

Elizaveta Kiryanova
sabre coach

Liza was a member of the national team of Russia from 2010-2012. Coached by Alexandr Panteleev, she became a medalist of many cadet and junior World Cups & European Championships. Worked as a coach from 2012 at Olympic Reserve fencing club in St. Petersburg, Russia.

'14 World Cup in Vienna, Austria - Bronze  Medal

'12 World Cup in Gent, Belgium - Silver Medal

'12 Euro Championship in Croatia - Gold Medal

'12 World Cup in Chicago, USA - Bronze Medal

Paul Kutelvas
EPEE & Foil Coach

Paul has 40 years of coaching experience in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

From 1990-2004, Coach Kutlevas was the Head Coach of the Republic of Uzbekistan Fencing Team where he prepared medalists in the USSR cadet and junior national championships.

From 2004-07, Paul was the national epee coach of Taiwan. He was in charge of the men’s and women's, cadet and junior national epee teams. Paul developed multiple medalists in the Asian Championships and contenders in cadet and junior World Championships.

EPEE Coach

Coach McTigue was voted High School Fencing Coach of the Year four times in 2011 by the coaches of the New Jersey Interscholastic Fencing Association, by the NJSIAA, by the NJSCA and by The Star Ledger. 


Dmitry Kopylov graduated from the Polytechnic State University in Kharkov, Ukraine. He competed at numerous Cadet and Junior tournaments and earned the title of Master of Sport of the USSR.

Sabre Coach

International, National, and NCAA Division I Saber fencer ranked top 8 on Cadet, Junior, and Senior Rolling Point Standings, earned top ‘A’ rating as a fencer, Junior Olympic Championships Silver Medalist (Junior)

Alexandra Sakowicz
Sabre Coach

International and National Saber fencer ranked top 16 on Cadet, Junior, and Youth Rolling Point Standings, earned top ‘A’ rating as a fencer, top 8 placement at Summer National Championships (Individual Junior Women's Sabre).