Our instructors are all experienced fencers and ⁄ or fencing coaches, with many also having extensive corporate experience. They can therefore tailor games and activities to your needs, helping you to get the most from your corporate events, team building days and training sessions.
The founder of Sword Fighting International, Nick has fenced since he was 10 years old. Former British No1 and England Captain, he was reserve for the Barcelona Olympics and is a Commonwealth bronze medalist. Now retired from competitive fencing, he is an International Referee and was one of the assistant referees for the Men's Foil Final at the London 2012 Olympics.
Nick also has plenty of corporate experience, working in Business Information, Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Management in some of the world's largest financial centres. He therefore knows how important the skills that fencing can develop are: focus, precise goals and determination have helped him to both fencing and corporate success.
Lead Instructor and Marketing Consultant, Sam has over 20 years' experience in marketing, events management, training and development. She is a qualified practitioner of the behavioural profiling tool PRISM, and qualified fencing coach. Sam leads our Get the Point! experiential learning programme.
Ben has worked with Sword Fighting International since our launch. As well as being an instructor, he is also one of our Marketing Executives specialising in SEO and PPC. With a background in offshore finance, Ben has coached fencing at several clubs across the South East and in the Channel Islands.
Top GB Athletes who have worked for SFI include:
Richard Kruse – Men's Foil GB No 1
Team GB London 2012
Athens Olympics Final 8
Beijing L16 (lost by one hit to World Champion)
Venice World Cup 2010 1st
Anna Bentley – Women's Foil
Team GB London 2012
3 times British Champion
Mary Cohen – GB Women's Epee Team 7 Times National Champion
Currently 8th in GB Senior Ranking – 2016 hopeful
Jenny McGeever – GB Women's Epee Team
Currently 6th in GB Senior Ranking – 2016 hopeful
2011 U20 GBR ranking 1st
Hannah Bryars – 7 Times National Foil Champion