Coaches

Hugo Gonzales

Education
Master Degree in Fencing University Habana
Coach Profile
Competed successfully in World Cup event and Grand Prix

Juan Lendes

Position
Head Coach
Educations
Bachelor Degree in Fencing with a Master Degree in Sport Culture
Coach Profile
Coach Juan Jose Lendes Paneque- is a graduate from the University of Habana and is licensed in Physical Culture and Sport Management. Coach spent two years after his University degree specializing in “Fencing” and became certified by the International Fencing Association (F.I.E) in Sabre.
Accomplishments: Highlights
1995- Individual Silver Medal in the Pan American Games—Cadet
1996-Gold Medal-Junior Team, at the Pan American Games.
Was the Cuban National Champion two years in a row in Cadet and at junior categories
1998-World Cup 53/178 Men’s Foil
2000 Grand Prix finished 52 out of 178 Men’s Foil

Was a referee in two World Cup events one in 2006 and 2007.
Coach Jose while in Cuba had a long career in training fencers who have achieved National, as well as, International success.

David Lettieri

Educations
Carnegie Mellon University
Coach Profile
Started fencing in 2003 at the Baltimore Fencing Center before moving to Pittsburgh to train with Iana Dakova at the Three River Fencing Club. From 2006-2007 trained at the Keio University Fencing Club along side olympian Ryo Miyake. David has been with Fort Bend Fencing Academy as an assistant coach since 2015.

Larissa Sophia Liu

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Manny Rodriguez

Position
Head Coach
Educations
Studied fencing under Master Ziggy Kaktins while a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Coach Profile
After only two years under his guidance, Coach Manny earned his first championship in foil. Coach Manny retired from Shell Oil as Project Manager for the Shell 405 Catalyst. Since his retirement in 2004 from Shell, Coach Manny has been teaching fencing at a local academy and teaching fencing at various school districts in the Houston area.

Coach Manny and Fort Bend Fencing Academy have met all of the requirements specified by the United States Fencing Association: liability insurance, completion of the “Safe Sport” program, and the mandatory police background check.

Nora Rodriguez

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