Our Coaches

Andy Pavaday Lead Coach

Andy Pavaday, BFA  – Lead Coach

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 Blackheath and was a member until 1997. He spent a year at the renowned Semmelwiess University in Hungary to achieve his Diploma.

Andrew Nisbet Fencing Coach

Andrew Nisbet, BFA

Level 2 Foil, Level 1 Epee, is Youth Development Coordinator for the Musketeers and leads the Adult training courses. He started fencing at the age of 11 and, after a ‘career break’ started again at the age of 48 becoming a qualified coach after taking early retirement a few years later. He is also club armourer and is a member of both London Region and Kent County fencing committees which organise competitions around London and south east England.

Corsini King - Fencing Coach

Corsini King

Coach for the Musketeers. Corsini is also the captain for Kent County Fencing and runs and coaches at Shortland House Fencing Club in Beckenham. He has been a fencer for England at both senior and veteran (over 40) competitions

Jack Fitzgerald Fencing Coach

Jack Fitz-gerald, BAF Jack passed away in June 2017 aged 89 after a battle with blood cancer. He was an ex Army PT instructor and had been involved with the club for many years. He was still coaching at age of 86! He left a lasting impression on hundreds of children and adults and will be badly missed.

He very generously left a legacy to the club which is being used to upgrade the children’s equipment and provide a challenge trophy to be awarded annually

Senior fencers also assist as required and are always supervised by a BF coach

All registered coaches are DBS 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.