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  A former member of the Romanian national fencing team, Coach Adrian has participated in World and European fencing championships, as well as numerous World Cup tournaments. During his competitive career, Coach Adrian  earned four individual gold medals at the Romanian national championships, and was a finalist several other times. He was also a finalist at international championships held elsewhere in Europe. Adrian was on seven national championship teams in his native Romania.
 
 
 
Coach Alexe (Timonium) teaches Intermediate and Youth Competition Foil.  Alexe won the Romanian Juniors National title in 1969, at the age of 14. He was a member of the Romanian Nat'l Olympic Team (72-75) and active in Romanian fencing until 1986 when he relocated to the USA. He is active in fencing instruction in the Lancaster PA area for 20 years before starting L'Equipe Fencing Club in Leola.
 
 

A native of West Berlin, Germany, J. Christoph Amberger has been fencing since 1984, competing in foil, saber and epee in Scotland, Germany, and the United States. He was an instructor for the German duelling Schläger while studying at the U of Göttingen and holds the rank of ikkyu in Tomiki aikido. His book, The Secret History of the Sword, is considered a classic of the Historic European Martial Arts movement.  Chris focuses on building stamina, strength, skills & speed.
 
 
 

Coach Jie Gao is a national champion and has many top 3 places in epee in China National Fencing Championships, including 1st place (2002/2003 and 2004 individual), and 1st place (2000 and 2003 team).

1st place of men’s epee individual and 3rd place of men’s epee team, Asian Fencing Championships in 2004 are other accomplishments.

Jie has been a fencer with Chinese National Men’s Epee Team , and Assistant Coach of Chinese National Women’s Epee Team for 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

 
 
Russ has been with the Columbia club since its inception. He started fencing for recreation in 1981 at the University of Virginia and has fenced on and off since then. He leads the Adult Intro Class, the  Adult Beginner Level, and the Intermediate Foil classes in Columbia. He has successfully completed Level 1 Instructor training in Foil and Saber at the USFA National Coaching Development Program's Coaches' College. Russ maintains current Red Cross certification on CPR, AED, and Sport Medicine.
 
 
 
 
 
Pam is a women's foil fencer who fences on the domestic foil circuit and international veteran circuit. She has been an instructor and coach of beginner and intermediate foilists. Her athletic career began with dressage and was an FEI dressage competitor. She completed the US Dressage Federation coaches training and is certified as a “Centered Riding” coach. She has been with BFC since 2010. 
 
 
 
Coach Dupre began fencing in 1994 and recently trained in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, representing Santa Cruz at the Bolivian Nationals in foil and saber. He served as the head coach for the Burlington High School (Burlington, VT) Fencing Club as well as the coach for the University of Vermont Fencing Club for 5 years respectively. Most recently he has taught at the Bucks County Academy of Fencing from 2006 until 2011 and served as head coach for the Hunterdon Central Regional High School fencing team. Sam heads the BFC Youth Foil TEAM. Coach Sam is currently on hiatus, working on hi PhD in South America.  The plan is that he will return in the fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce has been coaching at BFC since the club's founding, and prior to that, was a high school and college fencing coach. In 1988, as head coach at Vassar College, he was named Mid- Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Assoc. "Coach of the Year." In 2002 and '06 he was a member of the U.S. foil team at the Veterans World Fencing Championships, placing 14th and 16th in those events respectively. Bruce was the 2011 U.S. Vets-60 Men's Foil National Champion, and placed 5th in 2012. Bruce is the former Director of Operations for BFC and is now coaching beginning through competitive level members.
 
 
 
 
 
  Larbi is a three time Moroccan National fencing champion; two championships in foil, one in epee, as well as a 2nd place finish in sabre one year. Larbi represented Morocco at international competitions, including the Mediterranean Games. He trained in Casablanca, using the French fencing system. In 1986 Larbi moved to Connecticut, where he coached at Fat Dog Fencing Club and the Wallingford recreation department, before joining BFC.