Our Coaches

AndyPavadayOur Lead Coach is Andy Pavaday.  Andy is an experienced fencer and coach and is qualified to BFA level 5 (the top level) in coaching for all three weapons. He also coaches at Brixton Fencing Club, a large and successful club with a long history of developing excellent fencers. Andy is from Woolwich and still lives in SE London. He started fencing at Royal Greenwich and was a member at Blackheath until 1997. He spent a year at the renowned Semmelwiess University in Hungary to achieve his Diploma.

 

 

Alan Grafton, BFA Level 3 foil, Level 2 Epee, Level 2 Sabre

Leads the Tuesday Adult training course and is individual coach for the Musketeers.
 

 

 

Andrew Nisbet, BFA Level 2 Foil, Level 1 Epee, is Youth Development Coordinator for the Musketeers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Fitz-gerald, BAF is our Intermediate refresh and beginners development coach on Tuesdays. He is an ex Army PT instructor and still going strong at 85!

 

 

 

 

 

Stephan Munn

 

Stephan Munn BFA Level 2 Foil, Epee Level 3

An active international competitor he is Musketeers and Adult coach on Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

 

 

Senior fencers also give group and one-to-one lessons.

All registered coaches are CRB checked and subscribe to the Code of Practice for Club Officials Coaches and Volunteers, and the Task Descriptions for Lead Junior Coach and Assistant Junior Coach as applicable.