Founder After many years of teaching in various schools and clubs in the SW London area (Sussex House School, Knightsbridge School, The Harrodian School, London Thames Fencing Club), Tamas opened Knightsbridge Fencing Club with Julianna in 2009 Tamas represented the Hungarian fencing team from the late 90's, had several U17 & U20 national and international finals and came 3rd at the Army World Championships in 1998. He was also the U20 National team champion that same year. As a coach Tamas has developed a European Silver Medalist fencer representing Team GB on various World and European championships
Founder Julianna’s personal oversight of all of our programs ensures that our instructors exceed the international fencing standards. Julianna started fencing at the age of 9 in Budapest, Hungary where fencing is part of the tradition and a national sport, so the level is one of the highest in the world. Her petit size as a child, did not hold her back and within a year she built her physique up. When she started to win kids’ competitions, it gave her confidence and/which in turn nurtured her dream to become an internationally recognized professional fencer. Julianna became the Hungarian National Champion many times, across all age categories. In 2002, she reached her goal and ranked Junior Number One in the World. In 2005, Julianna became a senior World Silver medallist and European Bronze medallist with the Hungarian National Team.
Head Coach Judit was selected from her school to start fencing at the age of 9 in one of the most successful fencing clubs in Hungary. In the following 10 years of professional fencing, Judit was 5 times Hungarian champion in the women's epee team. In 2014 and 2015 she was in the top 16 of London and Slough open Since 2012, Judit has been teaching in Knightsbridge School. She teaches at all levels including children and adults alike, from the ages of 5 upwards.
Development Coach Ben started fencing in North Yorkshire at age 17 as part of a Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. He fenced competitively at regional and national level, a key part of Durham University winning BUSA while he was there, and his first Open Gold medal being at the Northern Ireland Open. In Durham, Ben had the opportunity to watch Hungarian Maestro Laszlo Jakab in action, as well as experience first hand the rigorous fitness and performance pathway of Durham University. Ben started coaching formally when he lived in Cornwall, supporting young Epee fencers at the Truro fencing club. When he moved to Devon, he trained and coached under the tutelage of the Hungarian Maestro Gyorgy Felletar. Ben started the Tiverton fencing club, which is still going strong! In London Ben has worked for several clubs coaching both junior and senior fencers, in Foil and Epee. He brings a range of strength and conditioning exercises, as well as competitive strategic, tactical, and psychological experience.
Development Coach Julia started her fencing training at the age of 8. Ten years later she moved to the club AZS AWF Wrocław to continue her fencing career. During her time there she won both individual and team medals at the Polish Championships. She became a Polish National Team member in the Cadet and Junior categories. Julia’s studies at the Physical Education Academy have given her the knowledge and skills necessary to lead safe, structured, and personally designed physical educational classes. She took her first steps towards training as a fencing coach in 2014, and since then promoting fencing among young people has been her passion.
High Performance Coach A bronze medallist at the Summer University Games in Taipei, Filip has been an active senior athlete representing Poland, his home country for the last 15 years. He has had much success, amassing more than 30 medals whilst competing at the Polish Championships and on the international circuit. Filip's background includes a graduate degree in Sports Science and Physical Education from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland and he has worked professionally as a sports manager and personal trainer. His strength however, lies in guiding and motivating aspiring young athletes and he wishes to use his expertise in fencing and physical education to help a new generation of male and female epeeists.
Development Coach Petra has started her fencing career at the age of 10. During her active years as a fencer she won both individual and team medals at the Hungarian Championship and also became the member of the Hungarian National Team. Petra attended the Physical Education University in Budapest. This period has given her a vast knowledge of this profession, moreover, respect and commitment to coaching. She has been working as a fencing coach since 2017. Her aim is to allow children to bring out their own individuality and enjoy this learning process.