Mr.Pogosov is the Co-Head Coach of the Stanford University Men’s and Women’s Fencing Teams, and he is the Head Coach of the Cardinal Fencing Club.
His athletic accomplishments are too numerous to mention and include the 1992 Olympic Team Champion, 7 times Team World Champion, Individual Junior World Champion, Individual World Championship Silver Medalist, 1988 Olympic Team Silver Medalist, and many times World Cup Champion. He has more than 22 years of experience as a fencer and 25 years of experience as a coach.
George has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education focusing on Fencing from the Ukrainian National University of Physical Education and Sports in Kiev.
Mr. Pogosov studied the art of fencing under David A. Tyshler (The Father of Soviet Sabre), Mihail L. Shimshovich (his first Coach), Vladimir A. Nazlymov (recognized as the Greatest Sabre Fencer of the XX Century), and Lev Kuznetsov.
George is an expert coach in all three weapons and easily adapts from beginners to World Class athletes.
George has served as an International and National Referee at the most prestigious events.
Before he arrived in the USA, Mr. Pogosov was the Head Coach of the Ukrainian National Men’s Sabre Team (one of the strongest in the World).
Several of his students have won various International, National, and NCAA medals. He is incredibly proud of two 2013 National Champions he works with, Monir Fahri and Samuel Kwong.
Mr. Kirienko is the Sabre Coach of the Cardinal Fencing Club.
His athletic accomplishments include being the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Team Champion, 7 times World Champion, 2 times World Championship Silver Medalist, and many times World Cup Champion.
He has over 25 years of experience as a fencer and 10 years of experience as a coach.
Grigory has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education focusing on Fencing from the State Academy of Physical Training in Omsk, Russia.
Mr.Kirienko studied the art of fencing under Pavel Kondratenko (his first coach), Vladimir A. Nazlymov (recognized as the Greatest Sabre Fencer of the XX Century), Husein Ismailov, and Lev Kuznetsov.
Before his arrival in USA Mr.Kirienko was the coach in Russia (Novosibirsk, Moscow) and Iran. His students have won numerous National and International tournaments, and his student Pavel Bykov is World Team Campion.
In 2012 in London, Iran team first time fence at the Olympics. Iran fencers also won Asian Championship 2012 in individual and team tournaments.
In 2015 Grigory’s student Olga Nikitina won the European and World Cadet and Junior Championships.
Mr. Morozov is a sabre coach at Cardinal Fencing Club.
He has graduated Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE) (http://www.rgufk.ru/en) – the largest in Russia and abroad institution of higher education in the field of physical culture and sports with several diplomas – A bachelor’s degree in Fencing Coach and PE Teacher, Master’s degree of a Sports Manager, and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Education and Sports.
Before arriving in the USA, Mr. Morozov taught professional fencers in Russian professional fencing clubs: Central Sports Army Club http://cska.ru/sports/29 , Victoria-73 http://s73.mossport.ru/.
Mr. Morozov has been a member of USFA starting in 2018. 2018-Hangtown Saber Club, Placerville,CA https://www.hangtownsaberclub.com/ ; 2019-AFM, Campbell,CA https://academyoffencingmasters.com/ .
Mr. Morozov’s athletic accomplishments include a 2010 Bronze at Veteran European Championship in Enen-Bomon, France. Mr. Morozov was a several times medalist in Junior World Cups and National Championships.
Andrey was one of the first coaches of Tatiana Nazlymov- leader of the National saber team USA.
In Cardinal Fencing Club, Mr. Morozov teaches students of all ages, from 6 to Juniors. Many of his students are medalists in local, regional, and National competitions.