About Our Coaches

Coach Brian Harper

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Has a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Penn State. He began fencing when he was 19 when he joined the fencing team at Penn State. He holds two National Saber Championships and has also been on the Veteran's World Team representing the United States in Portland Oregon, Budapest Hungary and Martinique France.  He has acquired over 28 National metals throughout his fencing career.  

Coach Harper has created champions in Saber, Foil and Epee and is a Nationally Certified referee in all three weapons.

He has developed a  level system that allows individuals to progress at their own rate.

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Coach Tyler Kvols-Riedler

Has been one of the top saber fencers in the state of Florida for the past 15 years. He has over 23 years of experience in the sport and uses innovative coaching techniques to bring out the best in our academy fencers.

His fun, high energy coaching style is combined with patience and knowledge of the sport. This combination has helped his students earn A ratings, win metals at International, national, state and local competitions as well as earn spots on national teams.

He is also a certified referee in all 3 weapons.


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Consulting International Coaches


Omar Elgeziry-  12 years experience competing on the Egyptian World Pentathlon Team.  Omar has volunteered his coaching services over the past fencing season.


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Irena Wiekowska-  3 time Olympian Saber Fencer  form Poland




Assistant Coaches

Harrison Hue 

Geovanni Cerda

Chris Paul



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