Attila Lukacs is a native Hungarian with more than 25 years of fencing experience. As a competitor Attila achieved many international competition titles, took 9th place at the Cadet World Championships in Venezuela, 3rd at the Junior European Championship in Portugal, and won multiple Junior World Cup medals. Attila has been coaching in the US for over a decade. During this period Attila's students have earned top ranking results in national and international competitions, high school and NCAA tournaments.
Donna is a former Olympian and USA Fencing Hall of Fame member. During her over 20 years competitive fencing carrier she collected a World Championship 5th place, multiple World cup medals, 3 US National Champion titles and 2 Pan American Women's Epee Team gold medals. As a coach Donna has worked with fencers of all ages and levels, her students earned multiple national and international top results.
Francisco Martin has been coaching for for over 40 years. He is originally from Bilbao, Spain. He won the Spanish National Championship between 1968 and 1973 for six consecutive years. The beginning of the 1980s he took on the NYU fencing program and few years later started a new high school program at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. In 1986 he took 3rd as a US National Team Member in the Fencing World Championship for Fencing Masters. During his US coaching career Francisco has produced numerous US National Team Members. Beside his coaching career Francisco is an internationally well respected referee. He represented the US National Team as Team Captain for 7 years at Fencing World Championships and Olympic Games.
Coach Jack D’Amico has recently joined our team at the Rockland Fencers Club. He comes from the Spada Azzurra Fencing Club in New Jersey where he coached and competed for eleven years. He brings his extensive knowledge and experience in both the traditional and modern techniques of competitive foil fencing. Many of Coach D’Amico’s fencers went on to compete at the college level and received fencing scholarships.
Our very own Malcolm started his fencing carrier 10 years ago at our club. It makes us very proud that after a decade he's joining our coaching crew. Malcolm achieved multiple top ranking results in cadet and junior national cups and championships. He is currently enrolled as a medical student at St. John's University and graduates next year.