Coaches

VLADIMIR NAZLYMOV

  • 3-time Olympic Champion & 10-time World Champion
  • Head Coach of USSR National team, personal coach of Olympic and World Champions
  • Fencing Coach and PE Instructor with KCMO School district
  • Head coach of Ohio State, leading Buckeyes to 3 National titles
  • This summer, Vladimir founded Nazlymov Fencing Foundation with the goal of enriching the lives of young children

FIKRAT VALIYEV

  • Athlete, 1980 – 1997
    • x9 National Champion
    • Career high – Silver Medal at 1997 World Cup
  • Coach, 1997 – Present
    • 2011- 2018 Azerbaijan National Head Coach
    • Personal students won medals at European Championships, USA Sabre Grand-Prix World Cup, placed 4th in the World and competed at London and Rio Olympics
  • Referee, 2003 – Present
    • FIE (International Fencing Federation) leading referee (2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 European, World, US National Championships and upcoming 2018 Youth Olympics)

JILL FELDMAN

  • Div III National Champion and Div IA Bronze medalist
  • Jill started coaching with Fairfax Parks & Rec in 1996. Subsequently, she co-founded two clubs in the area – International School of Fencing & Dominion Fencing
  • Assisted Vitali with Sidwell and Norwood after-school programs for the last 2 years
  • In 2018, Jill completed 4-month Coaching Course offered by International Fencing Federation in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jill is member of the National Tournament staff for USA Fencing and held offices in Capitol Division and the Mid-Atlantic Section of US Fencing Association.

ZHENG WANG & VITALI NAZLYMOV

  • Husband and wife team established Nazlymov Fencing LLC in 2018
  • Vitali was a candidate to the USSR 1992 Olympic team prior to transferring to Penn State on a full athletic scholarship
  • 3-time First Team All American, NCAA Individual and Team Champion
  • Worked with Vladimir on establishing a city-wide fencing program in KC
  • US Fencing International Referee for 2000, 2004, and 2012 Olympic cycles
  • Started after-school fencing program at Sidwell Friends in 2016, grew the network to 5 independent schools this year
  • Photo: at 2008 Beijing Olympics