Meet our team of professionals

Mihail Kouzev
Founder & President ,  Maître D’armes Mihail Kouzev

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Fencing & Modern Pentathlon ( PhD in process);
  • Master’s Degree teacher of Physical Education / main subjects: Anatomy, Psychology, Pedagogy,  Biomechanics, Physiology and Biochemistry /

Achievements

  •  Founder and President of the MK Fencing Academy ( MKFA)
  •  Consulting the development of the Fencing Sport in the UAE since 2001
  •  Bulgarian National Fencing Champion Epee Cadets 1996
  •  Member of the Bulgarian Fencing Federation
  •  Master of Sports (fencing, swimming, show jumping, running and shooting)
  •  Former member of the Bulgarian National Modern Pentathlon Team 1993-1999
  •  Modern Pentathlon National Champion 1996-1999
  •  UIPM Coordinator in Middle East region www.pentathlon.org
  •  Participant in three Modern Pentathlon World Championships and two European Modern Pentathlon World Championship

Contact: mihail@mkfencingacademy.com

Maria Kouzeva
Co-Founder & Finance, Maître D’armes Maria Kouzeva

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Pentathlon (fencing, swimming, running, horse riding and shooting)
  • Physical Education-PE teacher / main subjects: Pedagogy, Biomechanics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Psychology and Sport medicine

Achievements

  • Fencing Champion in Epee and Foil, 4th place Saber 1999-2000
  • Member of the Bulgarian Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Federations
  • Former member of the Bulgarian National Modern Pentathlon Team
  • Modern pentathlon national Champion 1995-98
  • Participant in European Championship 1997
  • Participant in World Championship 1998

Contact: maria@mkfencingacademy.com

Dimitar Kestenov
Senior Coach Dimitar Kestenov

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fencing

Achievements

  • Former member of the Bulgarian National Modern Pentathlon Team
  • Modern Pentathlon National Champion 2007 – 2011
  • Participanted in five European Championships
  • Participanted in two World Championships
  • Individual Balkan Vice-Champion in the modern pentathlon

Contact: dimitar@mkfencingacademy.com

Martin Stoev
Coach Martin Stoev

Education

  • Certified fencing coach from “National Sports Academy” – Bulgaria
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing

As a coach

  • Coach at Fencing club “Sofia” from 2010 to 2015.
  • Coach at “Dream fencing club” – London during the autumn of 2014

Achievements

  • Bulgarian National Epee Champion in 2002,2003,2004 and 2005.
  • Three times champion of the Epee Cup of Bulgaria for 2002, 2003, 2004, and vice champion in 2005.
  • Balkan Vice champion for 2004. Holding the Balkan team trophy for 2007 and individual bronze medalist.
  • Awarded as one of the ten best fencers of Bulgaria for 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
  • Former core member of the Bulgarian National team participated in a numerous “A” category tournaments across all Europe

Contact: martin@mkfencingacademy.com