Meet the Coaches
Kaizen fencers are more than athletes. They have big goals, dreams, and aspirations.
Kaizen Coaches listen and work to help our students achieve at all levels.
The paths to success are many.
Coach Kevin has worked extensively in fencing over the last 20 years as a competitor, coach, and referee. He has continuously augmented his knowledge base by working and teaching with world class coaches in the last 18 years such as Michael Marx (USA), Sebastian Dos Santos (USA), Cody Mattern (USA), Fabrice Jeannette (FRA), and Jean Francois Dimartino (FRA).
Over those years, he honed his coaching experience and developed a proprietary coaching curriculum (Blades) based on proven best practices from his collaboration with other national and international coaches.
Kevin welcomes students from all levels, developing beginning recreational fencers to coaching national champions regardless of age. He has worked with youth for decades and specializes in creating a fun, creative, and engaging environment that teaches fencing skills and strategies.
He is an international referee from the world governing organization, Federation Internationale Escrime (FIE ), and International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS).
As a Certified Referee Instructor (CRI), Kevin teaches USA Fencing referees and athletes the national curriculum in what the current interpretation of the rules are and how to effectively implement them in their game. He is has his international coaches certification (USFCA and AAI Prevost Epee) and is working towards his Maître in epee.
In 2016 Kevin was the commentator and announcer at Rio Paralympics.
Coach Yasser is a former Olympic fencer and completed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He was fencing for the Egyptian National Team for more than 15 years. Some of his major accomplishments include winning two World Cups and international gold medals at the Arab and African Championships.
Many of Coach Yasser's students have achieved international and national medals. Kaizen fencer’s benefit from Coach Yasser's extensive experience that will boost success both nationally and internationally.
Coach Yasser has planned an amazing fencing year ahead. He is looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you better, so do come in and say hello next time you meet him at the academy.