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Head Coach

Coach Emi
Coach EmiHead Coach
Emilia Ivanova (Coach Emi) is an internationally trained fencing master with a proven ability to develop and produce world class athletes. After majoring in Sport and Physical Education she went on to study at the Paris Fencing Academy. Ivanova is a 7-time National Foil Champion of Bulgaria, and silver medalist (foil) in the European Championships.

As head coach of the Bulgarian National Women’s Foil Team, her students reached the World Championships in Holland, the European Championships in Austria, and competed at the 1996 Olympic Games.

Her work coaching fencers in Kansas City has resulted in medalists at regional tournaments, North American Cup, US Summer National Championship, and World Cup competitions. Her students consistently place in the top tier of the fencers in the US youth circuit. Students who have trained under Coach Emi have received scholarships to prestigious university fencing programs including Princeton, Stanford, and Yale, among others.

Competitive Career Highlights:
7-time National Foil Champion of Bulgaria
Silver Medal European Championships (Foil)

Assistant Coach

Coach Z
Coach ZAssistant Coach
Zdravka Panagieva (Coach Z) is a certified Master of Sport in Fencing, has a bachelors degree from the Bulgarian National Sport Academy, and a vibrant and successful career of coaching fencers. She brings a wealth of experience to HFA fencers having coached students of all ages and skill levels around the world. Her competitive students have won National Championships in her home country of Bulgaria and have won medals at competitions in Croatia, Romania, and Turkey.

Competitive Career Highlights:
Bulgarian National Championships in Epee
European Fencing Championship
World Fencing Championships
World University Games

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