Silicon Valley Fencing Center
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Coaching Staff

Oleksii Muruhin has been involved in fencing for more than 25 years. He is a former Ukrainian National Champion and a member of the Ukrainian National Fencing Team at the Senior, Junior and Cadet levels, as well as a member of the Ukrainian Military National Fencing Squad. He has represented Ukraine at numerous World Cups, World Championships, Military World Championships and Military World Games. Oleksii has a Master's Degree in Physical Education and Olympic Sports from the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. Oleksii has been coaching in the United States since 2002. His students have won or placed highly in numerous Regional and Super Regional Circuit tournaments, North American Cups and National Championships. Oleksii's students have also represented the United States at World Cup tournaments and World Championships.


Yuliya Muruhin has been involved in fencing for more than 20 years. She is a former member of Ukrainian Military Fencing Squad and has represented Ukraine at numerous international tournaments. Yuliya has a Master's Degree in Physical Education and a Degree in Sports Psychology from the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. Her students have won or placed highly in numerous Regional, Super Regional and National Tournaments.


Maksym Petrov has a long and successful fencing career as an athlete and as a coach. Maksym’s fencing career started in 1992 and developed rapidly; from 2000 to 2008 Maksym was a member of the Ukrainian National Team, and represented Ukraine in numerous World Cups, Junior and Senior World Championships, European Championships. Maksym won Ukrainian National Championships six times, and overall holds 25 national titles. In 2007 Maksym completed his Master’s Degree in Olympic and Professional Sports at the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine. Between 2010-2012 Maksym was a head coach of Indonesian National Foil Fencing Team; participated in the Indonesian development program of fencing and preparation of the team to the Sea Games 2011. From 2012 Maksym is a coach at Silicon Valley Fencing Center. Maksym’s students have won or placed highly in Local, Regional and National Tournaments.


Vil Nagimov has been involved in fencing for more than 35 years. He is a former member of Russian National Team. Vil received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports from the Uralsk State Academy of Physical Education of Russia. Vil has been coaching in Russia since 1998, Vil’s students were selected for Russian National Team, Belorussian National Team, and won numerous national and international level competitions. Vil has been coaching in the United States since 2015. His students won medals in many Regional and Super Regional Circuits tournaments and North American Cups. From 2017 Vil is a coach at Silicon Valley Fencing Center.


Andrej Raisch Andrej Raisch has been involved in fencing for almost 20 years. He is a former German National Champion and a former member of the German National Team, competing at World Cups, European Championships and World Championships.
After working at one of the most successful fencing clubs in Germany Andrej moved to US in 2016, and since then his students won numerous medals at National and International tournaments and were finalists at World Championships.
Andrej’s students also represented the US travel team and the Canadian National Team.

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