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Metro Chicago Fencing Center offers a world class coaching staff in both Epee and Saber.  Our coaches are truly dedicated to helping you reach your fencing goals.  We know that everyone comes to fencing with different abilities, interests and goals.  We encourage you to communicate these with your coach to make your fencing experience as rewarding as possible. 










Mikhail Tsipis is the most recent addition to Metro Chicago Fencing Center.  Mikhail is a four time Ukraine Champion and a two time Soviet Team Champion.  Mikhail has achieved an International Master of Sport in saber fencing. He also teaches our Beginning Saber Fencing Classes.









Matt Morich is an A rated Epee fencer (the highest level awarded by the USFA) and has trained exclusively under Boris Lukomski.  He competes on the National level in Division I events as well as in local tournaments.  Matt is a several time North American Cup (NAC) medalist and in 2004 competed in the US Athens Olympic Trials. He has had several students medal at North American Cups. 






Marijke Morich is the owner of Metro Chicago Fencing Center.  She teaches classes at our Glencoe and Lake Forest Park District locations.   Marijke has a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Northwestern University.  She fenced on the championship women's varsity fencing team at Northwestern.  Marijke is a NAC medalist and has achieved a B rating as well as World Cup points.  She competed in the 2004 US Athens Olympic Trials.