Coach Alexandr Maximovich began his fencing coaching career in 1976 and since has coached National foil and épée teams in Kazakhstan, USSR and Turkey before coming to the USA in 2000. Since then, he has coached épée in the Bay Area and New York. Alexandr is considered a true Master fencer since he has mastered all three fencing weapons.
His accomplishments include Head Coach of the National Epee Team and Junior National “Trade Union” team in Kazakhstan, Assistant head Coach Foil in USSR which won the Gold medal in 1988 Olympics and the 1989 World Championships and a bronze medal in 1990 World Championships.
Alexandr has received the honor of “National Honored Coach” from his home of Kazakhstan in 1984. In 1991, he received the “National Excellence in Sports and physical culture Award” from former Soviet Union. This awarded has only been given to a select few in the history of all sports in former USSR.
Coach Alexandr Maximovich immigrated to the United States in 2000.
After coming to the United States, Coach Alexandr worked at several Bay Area fencing clubs and his students claimed many local and national titles throughout these years.
Dr. Natasha Maximovich received her Ph.D. in Sports Physiology and Pedagogical Science. She has been recognized by the National Ministries of Sport in the Former USSR and her home, the Republic of Kazakhstan, for her work with championship fencers. Her specialty is implementing youth development programs for fencers that are fun and engaging, but support the rapidly developing minds and bodies of young athletes.
Dr. Maximovich oversaw the Graduate Studies Program at the Kazakhstan Academy of Sport in Almaty, Kazakhstan, including fencing coach development and re-certification. She has helped developed over 250 fencing coaches, who are actively coaching throughout the world, including Victor Svatenko, Yakov Danilenko, and Vyacheslav Grigoriev.
In addition to being a renowned developer of professional competitive coaches, Natasha is also a three time national foil champion of Kazakhstan. She coached the 1990 Kazakhstan Women’s Foil Team to the gold medal in the USSR Nationals, as well as the 1991 Kazakhstan Sport Academy team to the gold medal in the USSR Collegiate Championships. She has prepared over 1000 athletes who have gone on to become fencing champions in Kazakhstan, the USSR, the World Cup, and Olympic Competitions.
Dr. Natasha Maximovich immigrated to the United States in 2001.
Since her immigration Coach Natasha was very prominent at US fencing scene and raised many fencers who won local, national and international titles.