Our coaches

Richard Kruse

Coach

Richard started fencing aged ten at Finchley Foil and soon progressed to Salle Paul where he trained for ten years under the tutelage of Polish Grandmaster Ziemek Wojciechowski.
He has made two Olympic finals (2004, 2016) and two World Championship Finals (2003, 2017) and won six senior World Cup events.
Richard has a full fencing coaching diploma from Semmelweis University in Budapest.

Richard will be responsible for Salle Paul Cadets (13yr -17yrs) and Junior (17yrs -20yrs) to begin with.

Leo Suarez

Coach

Former member of the Cuban National Foil Team, Cuban Junior Under 20 Champion and Central American Champion, Leo moved to London in 2002. He has been a Senior Foil Coach at Salle Paul since 2010. Leo is a registered coach with British Fencing.

Anthony Conyard

Anthony Conyard

Coach

British Fencing’s Development Coach of the Year 2016, Anthony Conyard has competed for Great Britain Veterans in World Championships (over 50) and for England at the Veterans Commonwealth Games and is a double gold medallist. Anthony is a qualified foil coach and registered with British Fencing.