Our Coaches

Thierry Trottein

Thierry Trottein

Coach

FFF’s Fencing Champion Thierry graduated as Maître d’Armes in Paris and became French champion both as a junior and senior before he already as a 21-year-old started as a coach. 
He has been the head coach since 2002 and is responsible for all training at FFF.
 

Grigori Beskin

Coach

Grigori is from Israel and fencing in their national team with a view to the next Olympics. 
With his international experience, he contributes with perspective and cutting-edge knowledge to the most ambitious fencers. 
Grigori focuses on young people and juniors.

Natalia Beskin

Coach

Natalia comes from Kiev, where she was a fencer and coach specializing in children’s and youth sports at the Dynamo Club Kiev, Olympic Reserve in Ukraine. 
Here at FFF, she is a trainer for beginners and novices. 
To help them, our coaches have a number of youth fencers as assistant coaches. 
This year, Olivia Hedberg, Ingrid Ekman, Sophie Engdahl, Ian Bäckström and Ebba Eriksson are assistant coaches.

Benedict Chambers

Coach

Ben comes from Ireland where he competed for Salles des Armes Duffy. 
Has coached others since he was 15 in Ireland and at the University of Connecticut. 
At FFF, he focuses on young people and juniors.

Max Körlinge

Coach

Coaches with a focus on young people and juniors and the Swedish national team captain for cadets and juniors. 
Max has his education from Sweden and Germany and has been at FFF for a long time.

Miguel Rodriguez Medina

Coach

Fencing champion Miguel Rodriguez Medina was born in Mexico City. 
He graduated as a Maître d’Armes and is a professor at the British Academy of Fencing.

Johan De Jong Skierus

Coach

Fencing coach and fitness manager in the club. 
Johan responsible for exercisers and adult fencers in the association, sword and saber. 
He also leads the program for the physical development of juniors and seniors at FFF. 
Trained in saber by two-time Olympic medalist Ioan Pop, Romania.

Philip Wallenius

Coach

Train children and adults in sword and saber in the association. 
Philip is educated in France at Section Paloise, one of the country’s best saber clubs.