Meet our team of professionals

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

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Fencing ( PhD in progress);
  • 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

Ivan Todorov
Coach Ivan Todorov

Education

  • Fencing Coach National Sports Acadmey
  • University of National and World Economy

Achievements

  • Former member of the Bulgarian National Fencing Team
  • Fencing National Champion

Contact: ivan@mkfencingacademy.com

 

Szabina Matyas
Coach Szabina Matyas

Education

  • Qualifed in Childcare Fetac level 5 (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Diploma in personal training level 3 – functional fitness (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Strenght and conditioning
  • Qualified fitness instructor

Achievements

  • Part of the Hungarian National Team 2008-2010
  • 2 times Hungarian National Champion
  • Europian Championship Rovigo Italy 2008 team  bronze medalist in women sabre team
  • Participated at 2 World Championships 2008, 2009
  • 2 Times irish national champion
  • Represented Ireland in 2016 on the Zonal Europian Olimpic Qualifier (Prague)