Coaches


Steve Kaplan – Sabre

  • U.S. Fencing Coaches Association Fencing Master.
  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Team Member – Sabre
  • 1975 Pan American Games Silver Medalist
  • 4 time U.S. National Team Champion
  • 1971 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All American – NYU
  • Varsity Head Fencing Coach NYU 1980-1986
  • Elected to NYU Athletic Hall of Fame 1996
  • Founded Cobra Fencing Club in 2002

Ras Davidson – Sabre

  • Cadet World Championship Bronze Medalist 2006 Korea
  • U.S. Junior National Champion
  • Coached by Mika’il Sankofa and Yury Gelman

Evgeniya Kirpecheva – Foil

  • Russian junior national foil champion
  • Cadet World Cup Finalist 2007
  • NCAA Women’s Foil Champion 2012, bronze medalist 2010, 2011

Willy Loyola – Epee


Willy was a mainstay on the vaunted Cuban national epee team in the 80’s. He was several times Cuban national champion and competed in many World Cups and World Championships.

  • 1987 Bronze Medal Individual World Championships
  • 1987 Silver Medal Pan Am Games Individual and Gold Medal Team
  • 1989 World Championships Bronze Medal Team

He has earned the Fencing Master Diploma from the Italian Fencing Federation and founded Scherma Loyola in Caserta, Italy in 2002 and produced many top level men’s and women’s epeeists.


Abdoulaye Thiam – Sabre

  • Senegal Olympic Sabre Team 2008 Beijing
  • Silver Medalist African Games 2007, 2008
  • Competed in 2008 Senior World Championships, Moscow