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Coach Konstantin Tikhonov joins Cardinal Fencing Academy


Dear fencing friends and families,


It is with great pleasure we announce that Coach Konstantin Tikhonov will be joining our team.


Coach Konstantin grew up in Kazakhstan and was an accomplished athlete and Master of Sport in Modern Pentathlon and Olympic Epee Fencing. He earned multiple Gold medals and podium appearances in various USSR Championships. At the same time he studied at the Kazakh College of Sport and Physical Education and served as a trainer in the armed forces preparing enlisted and officers for high performance. After finishing military service he graduated from the Al-Farabi National University Of Kazakhstan Law School.


In 1998, upon immigrating to Israel he passed the bar exam and practiced law while heavily involved in the Israeli fencing scene. He earned a Silver and a Bronze at the World Veteran (40+) Masters Games and worked as coach and organizer for the Israeli Championships and international World Cups.


After arriving in the USA in 2015 he helped establish and support the Victoria Fencing club in Charlotte, North Carolina. While leading multiple athletes to compete at a high Regional level, Coach Konstantin led two of his students, 14 and Under fencers Ilia and Daniel Tikhonov to first and sixth rank in Region Six: 1/6th of the US that includes our Northern Virginia area.


Coach Konstantin starts this Tuesday, March 14th.


His opening statement to CFA is: “I believe that the elevated spirit of athletes and coaches during practice and competition is a key to success!”


Please welcome Coach Konstantin to Cardinal Fencing Academy!


Head Coach and CFA Founder Ilya V. Lobanenkov.





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