Coach Hector Florencia has been involved in the sport of fencing for 15 years as a highly trained international competitor; and was ranked 7th globally in his category in 2014 thanks to Coach Waldek Czaja. He has competed in seven World Championships, over 20 World Cup Grand Prixes, and has been the Senior National Champion and Junior Olympic Champion several times. Coach Hector graduated The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry, and attended university with an athletic scholarship. He has competed in the highest levels of NCAA Fencing representing the Ohio State University and has medaled nationally in the US.
Coach Hector was trained by Waldek Czaja, member of the Polish Junior and Senior National Team, medalist in numerous world cup events, National Coach for the US Fencing Team and awarded with the degree of Moniteur L’Armes by the United States Fencing Association.
Coach Hector was also trained by Vladimir Nazlymov, six time Olympic medalist, ten time world champion, national team coach for the Soviet Union and head coach for The Ohio State University. Coach Nazlymov was considered the best fencer of all time by the International Fencing Federation (FIE).
Coach Andrew Gregory has been coaching fencing for over 16 years and and was trained at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, gaining his certifications in Level 2 Sabre and Level 1 Foil by the United States Fencing Association (USFA). Coach Andrew’s former coach was Olympic referee and coach Amgad Badawi, who was the National Team and Olympic Coach for Lebanon during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Coach Andrew has had many years experience as a National competitor and has had students medal in local, regional and National competitions, with several students ranking in the Top Ten Nationally in their respective age groups. Coach Andrew has been the head coach of the former Rockwall Fencing Academy for over 14 years, and has taught students of every age group and condition.
Coach Andrew is also certified in CPR/AED for Adult and Child, Sport Safety Training, is an active member of the United States Fencing Coaches Association, and is a professional member of the USFA.